During these difficult and stressful times, Audicles Hearing Services want to do everything we possibly can to help and support our patients and the wider community.

As our in-office appointments are now suspended the team wanted to ensure our local patients know where to access any help and support if needed. So, we have collated a list of organisations and resources that are there to help.

Financial

IRS
– COVID19 Stimulus Check
– COVID19 Tax Relief
https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus

Salvation Army – Rental Assistance
The Salvation Army offers special one-time assistance to help you pay your rent. They can also help with utility bills, medicine, food, clothing and transportation. For assistance, call the number below:
tel:2103522046

City of San Antonio – Utility Assistance
If you require assistance with any of your household utility bills you can apply online by following the link or call for further assistance. 
tel:2102076000
https://dhs.mendixcloud.com

Employment

Texas Workforce Commission – Employment Support and Unemployment Benefits. 
The TWC can offer support for completing unemployment benefit applications and also offers support for people appealing decisions that did not go in their favour.
tel:8009396631

Health

Metro Health’s Hotline – COVID19 Testing and Advise 
The MetroHealth System has launched a hotline to address the community’s questions and concerns about COVID-19, or coronavirus.
tel:2102075778
COVID-19@sanantonio.gov

TX Health & Human Services
TX Health provide a 24/7 Counselling, toll Free service, please do get in touch with them if you feel you need to talk.
tel:8339861919

Housing

City of San Antonio – Fair Housing and Emergency Assistance
If you require emergency housing assistance you can call the number below or click the website link for further information. 
tel:2102075910
http://www.sanantonio.gov/NHSD/Programs/FairHousing

SaMMinistries -Loss of Home prevention
SAMMinistries’ Homeless Prevention Services provides rental assistance, utility assistance and supportive services to individuals and families who are in imminent danger of eviction, or are currently homeless.
tel:2103400302
http://www.samm.org/get-help/


Childcare

United Way San Antonio – Child Care Assistance and COVID Resources
United Way offer an anonymous social service hotline that helps people find information about local resources in their community, their website also contains a wealth of information related to support during the COV19 crisis and beyond.
tel:2103527000
www.unitedwaysatx.org

Nutrition – Meals

San Antonio Food Bank
The San Antonio Food Bank is in full operation as the city and county enter a period of “shelter from home.” The Food Bank’s network of food pantries and mobile food distributions remains fully operational and open to the public for help.
tel:2103373663
info@safoodbank.org

Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels San Antonio provides an essential service to the 5,000 homebound senior clients they serve every year and this service remains available during this time. They are doing everything they can to safely provide nutrition to our at-risk senior neighbors.
tel:2107355115
www.mowsatx.org

Little Free Pantry
Little Free Pantry is a grassroots, crowdsourced solution to immediate and local need. Whether a need for food or a need to give, Little Free Pantry facilitates feeding neighbors and nourishing neighborhoods.
http://mapping.littlefreepantry.org


As COVID-19 progresses, our team will continue to update this list of support/help.

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Dr. Eli Hernandez Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Hernandez started his journey with Audicles in 2017, and joined the team after completing his clinical residency. He has worked in various clinical settings and received extensive training with patients of all ages. Dr. Hernandez received his doctorate of audiology at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and his clinical specialities include earwax management, hearing rehabilitation, and ear-to-brain health.