DSHS and Partners Provide Free Medical Care in South Texas

News Release
News Release
July 20, 2016

July 20, 2016

Operation LoneStar returns next week bringing free health care services to five sites inSouth Texas July 25-29. Available services at all locations include childimmunizations, hearing and vision screenings, diabetes and blood pressurescreenings, and sports physicals.

In addition, the RioGrande City site will provide preventive dental services for school-agechildren, and dental services and vision exams for prescription glasses foradults and children will be available at the Juarez-Lincoln High School andPSJA High School locations.

Operation LoneStar, an annual event first staged in 1999, also provides an opportunity totrain emergency responders in how to quickly set up and operate clinics in theevent of a public health emergency. The clinics are a cooperative effort of DSHSand other state health and human services agencies, Cameron County Departmentof Health and Human Services, Hidalgo County Health and Human Services, City ofLaredo Health Department, the Texas Military Department, and communityvolunteer groups.

All clinics willbe open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.Friday. For more information, call your local health department or dial 2-1-1.

Locations

Brownsville: Vela Middle School, 4905Paredes Line Road

Laredo: Laredo ISD Performance Arts Center, 2400 San Bernardo Ave.

Mission: Juarez-Lincoln High School, 7801 W. Mile 7 Road

Rio Grande City: Ac2E Magnet ElementarySchool, 1 S. Fort Ringgold

San Juan: PSJA High School,805 West Ridge Road

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(News Media Contact: Chris Van Deusen, DSHS Press Officer, 512-776-7753)

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