Next week, from July 25-30, free health clinics will be available to anyone as part of Operation Border Health Preparedness. This program allows state, local, and nonprofit entities to practice setting up and operating health clinics that may be needed in the case of a public health emergency, while providing free care to the community. These services include medical exams, immunizations for children and adults, sports physicals for students, health and diabetes screenings, and dental and vision exams. A complete listing of sites and services can be found at https://dshs.texas.gov/obhp2022/, but include:
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
Senator Hinojosa released the following statement:
“Operation Border Health Preparedness is a great example of a smart policy that not only ensures we are prepared for future public health crises, but also provides an immediate public benefit in the process. Just last year, these clinics provided over 21,000 health services to nearly 5,000 people. Healthcare is a critical need for South Texas residents, and I hope every resident needing these services goes to one of these clinics to get this free care.”
Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa proudly represents the counties of Nueces, Jim Wells, Brooks, and Hidalgo (part). Senator Hinojosa currently serves as Vice-Chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance, Senate Committee on Jurisprudence, and the Senate Committee on Redistricting, and serves on the Senate Committees on Border Security; Criminal Justice; Natural Resources & Economic Development; Transportation, and Special Committee to Protect All Texans.