DSHS and Partners Provide Free Medical Care in South Texas

News Release
News Release
July 20, 2016

July 20, 2016

Operation Lone Star returns next week bringing free health care services to five sites in South Texas July 25-29. Available services at all locations include child immunizations, hearing and vision screenings, diabetes and blood pressure screenings, and sports physicals.

In addition, the Rio Grande City site will provide preventive dental services for school-age children, and dental services and vision exams for prescription glasses for adults and children will be available at the Juarez-Lincoln High School and PSJA High School locations.

Operation Lone Star, an annual event first staged in 1999, also provides an opportunity to train emergency responders in how to quickly set up and operate clinics in the event of a public health emergency. The clinics are a cooperative effort of DSHS and other state health and human services agencies, Cameron County Department of Health and Human Services, Hidalgo County Health and Human Services, City of Laredo Health Department, the Texas Military Department, and community volunteer groups.

All clinics will be 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.


Brownsville: Vela Middle School, 4905 Paredes 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 Elementary School, 1 S. Fort Ringgold

San Juan: PSJA High School,805 West Ridge Road


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

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