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Legal Help for Patient Families

At Cook Children's, we do more than just treat the patient. We focus on family-centered care because we know that's vital to a child's well-being. Our staff helps our patient families in times of physical, emotional and financial stress.

Unfortunately, we know legal issues can directly impact an individual's health and access to care. That's why Cook Children's recently partnered with Texas A&M University School of Law.

Through this medical-legal partnership, we aim to help our patient families address certain legal needs, such as those pertaining to:

  • Guardianship
  • Housing
  • Public benefits
  • Veterans affairs
  • Family law
  • Immigration

Through this FREE program, an expert team is available to help families find answers, obtain direction and receive services for certain legal matters. The staff is skilled at helping parents access public benefits and handle other legal issues related to their child's health conditions.

Who's eligible for help?

We are able to assist Cook Children's patient families if their income is at or below 400% of the federal poverty level or if they are eligible for Medicaid, Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

Need more financial information? Our financial assistance page offers helpful resources, including the federal poverty level chart to help you calculate eligiblity.

Financial information

We primarily serve residents from the following counties.

  • Tarrant
  • Johnson
  • Parker
  • Hood
  • Wise
  • Denton

How do I get help?

If you're currently a Cook Children's patient, you can contact 682-885-1200 or legalhelp@cookchildrens.org for assistance. Please make sure you provide a phone number and email address in your message, and a representative will contact you within seven business days to complete the referral process. All consultations are free and strictly confidential.

682-885-1200

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