What is CareLink?

CareLink COVID-19 Update

New and Renewing CareLink Applicants

The CareLink offices are currently closed to in-person visits. All enrollment appointments are being conducted by phone. A representative from our Member Services team will contact you at your scheduled appointment time. Please call 210-358-3350 or email CareLink@uhs-sa.com to inquire about membership and schedule an appointment.

Existing CareLink Members

The CareLink offices are currently closed to in-person visits. Please call 210-358-3350 or email CareLink@uhs-sa.com if you have any questions regarding your account or call 210-358-3353 to make a payment.


CareLink is a financial assistance program open to San Antonio or Bexar County residents who do not have private or public health insurance. CareLink is not an insurance plan.

Based on several factors, like the number of people in your family and your total income, you may qualify to be a member of CareLink. You will be assigned your own primary care physician and have access to quality healthcare at University Health System.

CareLink requires appointments for enrolling or renewing your membership. To schedule your appointment, fill out this online form, call us at 210-358-3350, email us at CareLink@uhs-sa.com.

  • CareLink is only for Bexar County residents who do not have private or public health insurance.
  • CareLink offers families a monthly payment plan based on Federal Poverty Guidelines for family size and income.
  • CareLink offers free appointments to get screened for any type of health coverage.
  • CareLink offers free workshops to educate you on health coverage.

CareLink can also assist with Medicaid/CHIP applications for children who need health coverage or who need to renew their current Medicaid/CHIP coverage. For more information, please visit our Community Outreach.

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Blood Donor Discounts

Save $25 off your CareLink balance by donating blood.

Every time someone donates blood in your name, we will take another $25 off your balance*.

As a Level 1 Trauma Center, University Hospital is always challenged with maintaining an adequate blood supply for our most critically injured patients.

On any given day, the blood bank issues a unit of blood or a blood component about every 10 minutes.

Additional incentive items are available each time you donate. Learn more about the blood donor process.

For more information call 210-358-2812.

*Whole blood donations can be made every eight (8) weeks and platelet donations every 4 weeks by either you, friends or relatives.