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Does CHS accept insurance/Medicaid?

Yes, The Center for Hearing and Speech (CHS) accepts a wide variety of private insurers as well as several Medicaid providers including TMHP and several Managed Care Organizations (MCOs). Please call 713-523-3633 for more information.


How much do hearing tests and other services cost?

If you do not qualify for Medicaid or have private health insurance, CHS offers all services on a sliding scale, which is determined by your household income. In order to receive services on the sliding scale you must have proof of income. Please call 713-523-3633 for more information.


Does CHS offer American Sign Language (ASL) classes?

No, CHS does not offer sign language classes or services for any age group. CHS is a spoken language option facility. At CHS we teach children from birth to age eighteen to listen, speak and read without the use of sign language. Please visit where you can learn sign language by taking classes online or for more information on American Sign Language resources in Houston.


Does CHS offer services for hearing-impaired people over 18 years of age?

CHS offers services to children from birth to age 18. Check out resources for hearing-impaired adults here.


What age students attend the Melinda Webb School?

The Melinda Webb school serves children from the age of 18 months - 6 years.


What is the typical teacher to student ratio?

Academic sessions occur in larger groups well within the daycare regulations of ratios. Language sessions occur in smaller groups of two to three students per teacher. Small ratios allow for more turns to practice listening and speaking skills.


What are the schools hours of operation?

Academic Day: 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Before School Care: 7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. After School Care: 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.


What programs are available to the parents?

The Parent Teacher Organization offers volunteer opportunities within CHS and the social worker provides parent sessions for support, education and networking. Family Services


What is the cost of tuition and is financial aid available?

The average cost to educate a child at the Melinda Webb School is $28,000 per year; however, the most a family is asked to pay is $12,950 per year. Tuition is based upon a family’s individualized income status.