Update: Expedited PPE Delivery for Long-Term Care Providers

HHSC published an alert on Dec. 21, 2022, informing long-term care providers that expedited delivery is available for a limited time for personal protective equipment through the Texas Division of Emergency Management.

This resource is available to all long-term care providers, including:

  • Nursing Facilities
  • Assisted Living Facilities
  • Intermediate Care Facilities
  • Home and Community-based Services
  • Home and Community Support Services Agencies, including Community Living Assistance and Support Services, Deaf Blind with Multiple Disabilities, and Medically Dependent Children Program
  • Texas Home Living
  • Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care Centers
  • Hospice
  • Day Activity Health Services

Long-term care providers who have a current need for these specific resources can submit requests by visiting star.tdem.texas.gov and selecting the “Expedited PPE” button. The generic passcode for the inventory listed above is: 112518.

Items are available on a first-come, first-served basis. This system is only to be used on a one-time basis for expedited PPE only. If a provider needs these resources, please include the amount needed in your request.