Emergence Health Network understands that our client’s time is valuable and provides the option for clients to pay their bills online through its Pay Bill Now function, which is a secure payment option. Click the Pay Bill Now link to continue.
The No Surprises rules protect consumers from surprise medical bills in situations where they can’t easily choose a provider who is in their health plan’s network. To learn more about the No Surprises Act visit https://www.cms.gov/nosurprises/consumers
Emergence Health Network (EHN) offers telehealth/telemedicine services to better serve our clients. Through a video service called doxy.me, EHN consumers have the option to access services with their provider remotely. This does not replace traditional care, it supports and enhances it. With telehealth/telemedicine services, your EHN providers can continue to care for you through face-to-face visits while still providing the flexibility and convenience of seeing you remotely.
To learn more on how to use doxy.me click here to view a step-by-step guide.
You can also watch a tutorial video in English or Spanish.
CONSENT TO PARTICIPATE IN TELEHEALTH/TELEMEDICINE TREATMENT FORM
All EHN clients must complete the Consent to Participate in Telehealth/Telemedicine Treatment form and return it to firstname.lastname@example.org before your first telehealth/telemedicine service.
To access the Consent to Participate in Telehealth/Telemedicine Treatment form click here.
If you have any questions regarding Telehealth/Telemedicine services at EHN email email@example.com or contact you EHN clinic or caseworker.
Link: EHN Online Patient Portal
EHN Patient Portal is offered through a secure online website that gives patients convenient anytime access to their protected personal health information. Using a secure username and password, patients can view health information such as; demographics, diagnosis, medications, recent doctor visits, and much more. All the information in the EHN Patient Portal account comes from your electronic health record with Emergence Health Network which allows you to:
- View protected health information online
- Send a message to request an appointment
- Send a message to request prescription refills
- Exchanged messages with providers between visits
- Convenient online access whenever needed
To enroll and get started click on this link EHN Online Patient Portal
If you have questions send email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 915-887-3423
When you make an appointment to receive services with EHN, you will need the following information. If you have questions or need clarification call 915-242-0555.
Documentation Required for Initial Application:
- Proof of Identity
- Proof of Residency
- Proof of Income/Financial Eligibility
- Proof of Insurance (if applicable)
Documentation Required for Yearly Renewal:
- Proof of Identity (if one on-file is expired)
- Proof of Address/Residency (Required yearly)
- Proof of Income/Financial Eligibility (Required yearly)
- Proof of Insurance (if applicable; Required yearly)
Proof of Identify for Adults:
- A valid, unexpired driver’s license or identification care issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety
- A valid, unexpired identification card issued by the U.S. military
- A valid, unexpired passport issued by the U.S. State Department
- Current Form DS2019, I-20, or a document by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services with picture
- Prison ID
- Shelter ID
- Student ID
- Consulate Card
Parent/LAR Proof of Identity plus one document listed below for each child applicant:
- Birth Certificate
- School Records
- Adoption Papers or Record
- Military Record
- Court Records of Guardianship
Please bring one of the following:
- Residential rental/lease agreement
- An electric, water, natural gas, satellite television, cable television, or non-cellular telephone statement dated within the past ninety (90) days
- A letter form whomever is on that bill stating you live at that residence
- An El Paso area public or accredited private/charter school, or El Paso area college or university report card or transcript for the current school year
- Mail from a federal, state, county, or city government agency dates within the past ninety (90) days
- A document form the Texas Department of Criminal Justice indicating the applicant’s recent release or parole
- Shelter letter
- County of Residence Attestation for Unhoused Individuals
Proof of income:
- Please bring all that apply: (If married, proof of spouse’s income must also be provided)
- Paycheck stubs from last month
- Bank statement/direct deposit from the last month
- Letter from the shelter stating you have zero income stating they are supplying food and shelter
- Letter from employer stating how many hours you are working and the hourly wage
- Letter from unemployment stating how much you are receiving
- Copy of benefits check or benefits letter from SSI
- If self-employed, bring tax return from previous year or bank statement
- A W02 or 1099 tax form from the current tax year
- Proof of food stamp and/or TANF
- A letter from whoever is supporting you stating you have zero income and they are supporting you or
- Attestation for no proof of income. To access and print the form click HERE
Proof of any third-party coverage (if applicable):
- Medicare Card
- Medicaid Card
- Commercial Card/Private Insurance Card (i.e., BSBS, Humana, Cigna, Aetna, etc.)
Physician’s Health Information Exchange (PHIX) streamlines the flow of a patient’s health information between healthcare providers. With PHIX, a patient’s health information is safely stored in their Community Health Record which means all of their health information, including lab results, imaging, and prescriptions, is in one place. This can help a patient’s doctor manage their care. In the past, health providers shared health records by telephone, fax, mail or limited computer networks. It was time-consuming and not the most reliable. Today, doctors can locate a patient’s health records in a matter of minutes with PHIX. The better flow of information between doctors, labs, and pharmacists gives a patient’s doctor a more complete picture of any health concerns and how to treat them.
If a patient’s doctor refers them to a specialist or there is an emergency, an individual’s health record is already in the system. That means no more second-guessing the names of medications and no more duplicate lab orders.
The health information will only be accessed on a need-to-know basis and providers determine what information will be included in a person’s Community Health Record that may include:
- Diagnoses and treatment
- Allergies and drug reactions
- Medications and immunizations
- Lab and x-ray results
- Other clinical reports
Limited information may be used for community health purposes to identify health trends and access service needs. However, a person will never be personally identified for community health purposes. The PHIX team will only have access to information to provide technical and administrative support. PHIX will not sell a patient’s personal information for any reason.
An individual does not have to participate. At Emergence Health Network, a client must “opt-in” in order to participate and can only do so by completing an “opt-in” form that must be given to them by their assigned EHN caseworker. Once completing the “opt-in” form, consumers must then return it to their assigned caseworker for processing.
If an individual decides later to “opt-out” of the program, they can. Simply request an “opt-out” form from the designated caseworker, fill it out and return it to the caseworker for processing. If a person decides to “opt-out”, their health information will not be available through a Community Health Record. Only a patient’s name, address, gender, date of birth, and availability status will be viewable. A decision not to participate will not affect a person’s ability to receive healthcare through EHN. It applies only to sharing information through PHIX and does not affect other authorized sharing of health information between providers.
To learn more speak to an EHN Caseworker, call 915-242-0674 or visit http://phixnetwork.org/
Emergence Health Network is committed to providing high-quality public health care services. EHN strives to ensure that the financial situation of people who need health care services does not prevent them from seeking or receiving care.
Emergence Health Network is committed to providing charity care to persons who have healthcare needs and are uninsured, underinsured, or otherwise unable to pay, for medically necessary care based on their individual financial situation.
This policy oversees requirements for Charity Care.
To view the complete policy click HERE
The Emergence Health Network’s Notice of Privacy Practices describes how medical information about our EHN clients may be used and disclosed and how clients can get access to this information.
Click here to view EHN Notice of Privacy Practices English
Click here to view EHN Notice of Privacy Practices Spanish
As the Local Mental Health and IDD Authority in El Paso, Emergence Health Network is dedicated to serving individuals with a mental health, substance abuse diagnoses and/or intellectual/developmental disability. Although EHN is the largest provider for these services in El Paso County, there are also several other local groups/agencies that are valuable resources and committed to serving the residents of El Paso.
Click here to view the Community Resource Guide
If you would like a copy of your medical records, please follow the instructions below.
Option 1: To request records via online send email to email@example.com with your name, email and phone number.
Option 2: Submit Consent to Release Medical Information
Click here for the Consent to Release Medical Information form in English. Next print the form, sign it, and submit.
Click here for the Consent to Release Medical Information form in Spanish. Next print the form, sign it and submit.
Instruction to submit form:
- Fax to 915-351-4707
- Drop off at 8730 Boeing Dr. El Paso, Texas 79925 Attention: Medical Records
- Email to MedicalRecords@ehnelpaso.org
- Attach Release Form through Message Center in the EHN Patient Portal
- Emergence Health Network
- Attn: Medical Records
- 8730 Boeing Dr. El Paso, Texas 79925
You request will be processed and sent via the delivery method specified in the authorization form. If you need assistance in filling out the form please contact us at 915-887-3423.
Questions and Answers:
- Q: What happens after I submit my request for medical records authorization?
- A: You will receive a phone call confirming we have received your request.
- Q: How long will it take for me to receive my records?
- A: Your request will be processed within 10 business days from receipt of a valid signed request.
- Q: How will my request be sent to me?
- A: Your request will be sent to you as instructed on the consent or you may call to arrange pick up.
- Q: Who can I contact if I have questions about my request?
- A: You can contact Medical Records at (915) 887-3423 or by email at MedicalRecords@ehnelpaso.org
The federal government recently updated the Federal Poverty Guidelines. In response, the Health and Human Services Commission has revised the Monthly Ability-to-Pay Fee Schedule effective March 1, 2022.
To view the Mental Health Pay Fee Schedule click HERE
Mental Health Provider information can be found HERE
To view the SUD Pay Fee Schedule click HERE
SUD Provider information can be found HERE
To view the Client Non-Discrimination Policy click HERE
You can find the current Federal Poverty Guidelines HERE
Providers must conduct financial assessments in accordance with 25 Texas Administrative Code §412.106. A person’s Maximum Monthly Fee (MMF) is based on the financial assessment and calculated using the attached schedule. The MMF takes into consideration income, extraordinary expenses (e.g., major medical expenses), childcare, major property loss or damage, and the number of family members.
Payment for Services
As a courtesy to our consumers, Emergence Health Network will file claims with your insurance company. However, it is ultimately your responsibility for the full and timely payment of your account.
Payment of your estimated consumer portion is expected at the time the services are rendered. This payment will include deductibles, copays, and co-insurance due for the visit.
What do I bring to my appointment?
You will need to bring:
- A photo ID
- Your legal guardian if you are 17 years of age or younger
- Proof of insurance such as Medicaid, Medicare and/or private insurance (if applicable)
- Medical History paperwork
- Patient eligibility for the Sliding Fee Discount Program, bring proof of income and family size (including what/who is included or excluded)
How do I pay for services at Emergence Health Network?
Emergence Health Network (EHN) takes many forms of payments. We offer a manageable payment plan, we accept Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance.
You give EHN permission to seek payment from our health insurance. This may include:
- Medicare Advantage Plans
- Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
- Texas Medicaid/Medicaid Programs – STAR, STAR Plus, STAR Kids
- Private Health Insurance Plans
If your insurance has co-pays, you must pay your co-pay for each service.
Individuals calling The Joint Commission’s patient safety event phone line at 1-800-994-6610 will receive automated instructions on how to file a report or concern; the line will no longer be answered by a staff member. This is being done to lessen confusion and to provide more accurate information for the caller. In particular, this will help address the issue of callers attempting to contact by phone to report patient safety events, as these reports must be submitted in writing.
According to Accreditation Participation Requirement (APR) standard APR. 09/01/01, organizations need to update their notice instructing patients on how to contact The Joint Commission with the following information about reporting patient safety concerns:
- At http://www.jointcommission.org using the “Report a Patient Safety Event” link in the “Action Center” on the home page of the website
- By fax to 630-792-5636
- By mail to The Office of Quality and Patient Safety (OQPS), The Joint Commission, One Renaissance Boulevard, Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois 60181
Reports of patient safety events to The Joint Commission must include the health care organization’s name, street address, city, and state.
In the course of evaluating a report, The Joint Commission may share the information with the organization that is the subject of the report. Joint Commission policy forbids accredited organizations from taking retaliatory actions against employees for reporting quality of care concerns to The Joint Commission.
Patient safety events reports can be submitted anonymously and confidentially. However, those who provide their name and contact information enables The Joint Commission to contact them for more information, if necessary, and to confirm how the report is handled.
Accredited and certified organizations can still reach OQPS by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling the Sentinel Event Phone Line at (630)792-3700. The process of self-reporting sentinel events remains the same. OQPS cannot determine over the phone if an event meets Sentinel Event criteria. Health care organizations must open a Sentinel Event Report on the Joint Commission Connect extranet site by selecting “Self-Report Sentinel Event” from the dropdown list of “Continuous Compliance Tools.” After the Sentinel Event Report is reviewed, the patient safety specialist assigned to the incident will call the employee who opened the report to discuss reviewability and next steps.
View the EHN Joint Commission Quality Report
View the 2022 Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goals
EHN clients can access the Client Rights Handbook for Mental Health and IDD by clicking on the link below. This handbook is provided to make all clients aware of the rights guaranteed to them while receiving services within the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) system. This listing of rights is not complete, but rather, it should increase awareness that individuals have rights as a citizen unless there is specific reason to restrict them under law or court order.
Saul Rodriguez, Client Rights Officer
- 915-887-3435 ext. 18886
View the Client Rights Handbook for Mental Health and IDD
Resources below for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities: English and Spanish
Your Rights in the Home and Community-based Services Program
Your Rights in the Texas Home Living Program
Your Rights in Local Authority Services
Recursos para personas con discapacidad intelectual o del desarrollo:
Sus derechos en el Programa de Servicios en el Hogar y en la Comunidad
Sus derechos en el Programa de Texas para Vivir en Casa
Sus derechos al recibir servicos de la autoridad local de salud mental
Sus Derechos En los programas de las autoridad local
Sus Derechos En el Programa de Servicios en el Hogar y en la Comunidad (HCS)
Sus Derechos bajo un Programa de Texas para Vivir en Casa (TxHmL)
HHSC Grievance Reporting Acknowledgement
At admission, Emergence Health Network (EHN) provides and explains the agency’s grievance procedures to all clients, and family members. If any individual at the facilities wants to file a grievance against EHN, the contact information to do so is listed below for the Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) Ombudsman’s Office in a public area for participants and visitors to view it.
HHS Ombudsman’s Contact Information:
HHS Office of the Ombudsman
P.O. Box 13247
Austin, Texas 78711-3247
Document Control No.:4109
Effective Date: 02/12/2021