Operation Border Health Preparedness offers free health services at six sites next week

News Release
July 21, 2022


The Texas Department of State Health Services and its partners are again offering free health clinics at locations around South Texas to prepare for disasters and public health emergencies. Rebranded as Operation Border Health Preparedness to better match the purpose of the event, most sites will operate Monday through Saturday next week, July 25 - 30. The complete list of locations and hours is below.

Available services include medical exams, immunizations for children and adults, sports physicals for students, health and diabetes screenings, dental and vision exams. The Raymondville site will also have limited veterinary services. Services vary from location to location, so the public can visit dshs.texas.gov/obhp2022or call 2-1-1 to confirm which services are offered at a specific location.

Operation Border Health Preparedness is a joint disaster preparedness exercise providing state and local government and nonprofit partners an opportunity to practice setting up and operating health clinics that may be needed in the case of a public health emergency. In 2021, the exercise provided 21,062 health services to 4,756 patients.

Participating organizations include the Texas Military Department, Remote Area Medical Volunteer Corps, Cameron County Public Health, Hidalgo County Health & Human Services, City of Laredo Health Department, UTRGV Medical School, Texas A&M University, local nursing schools and other nonprofit groups.

 

LOCATIONS

Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Brownsville: James Pace Early College High School, 314 W. Los Ebanos Blvd.

Harlingen: Harlingen School of Health Professions, 2302 N. 21st St.

Laredo: Lyndon B. Johnson 9th Grade Campus, 5511 St. Luke Blvd.

Raymondville: Raymondville High School, 601 F.M. 3168

Rio Grande City: AC2E Elementary School, 1 S. Fort Ringgold St.

 

Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

San Juan: PSJA Early College High School, 805 W. Ridge Road


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(News Media Contact: pressofficer@dshs.texas.gov)


Last updated July 21, 2022