Clinical Services

Cameron County Public Health strives to promote the health and well-being of all of our Cameron County residents. The Clinical Services Program operates in four public health clinics across Cameron County in Brownsville, Harlingen, San Benito and Port Isabel.

Our Services

The following services are provided to eligible Cameron County residents at minimal to no cost:

  • Family Planning
  • Immunizations for Children & Adults
  • Maternal & Child Health
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases Prevention & Treatment
  • Tuberculosis Elimination

Cameron County residents can check eligibility and/or request services by calling our program at (956) 247-3685.

Our Locations

Harlingen Public Health Center - (956) 423-3516
711 N. "L" St. Harlingen, Texas 78550

San Benito Public Health Clinic - (956) 361-8244
1390 W. Expressway 83 San Benito, Texas 78586

Mary P. Lucio Health Center - (956) 574-8745 1204
Jose Colunga, Jr. Dr. Brownsville, Texas 78521

Father Joseph O'Brien Health Clinic - (956) 943-1300
142 Champion Drive Port Isabel, Texas 78578

Family Planning & STD Program

Our Services

Title X Family Planning services play a critical role in ensuring access to a broad range of family planning and preventive health services for men and women of reproductive age of Cameron County.

  • Pregnancy Planning
  • Contraceptive Education & Counseling
  • Pregnancy Testing & Counseling
  • Breast & Cervical Cancer Screenings
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) Testing & Treatment
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Testing
  • STD/HIV Prevention Education

 

Sexually Transmitted Disease Program

The mission of the Sexually Transmitted Disease Program is to prevent, treat, and/or control the spread of HIV, STD, and other communicable diseases to protect the health of the citizens of Cameron County. In keeping with this mission, we manage available resources so that we may: provide communicable disease education and information, collect, interpret, and distribute data related to HIV and STD and other communicable diseases services and provide medication and supplies to prevent, manage, and treat communicable diseases. In pursuit of this mission, we will make every effort to assure that the citizens of Cameron County receive quality services.

 

About Title X

Title X of the Public Health Services Act is a critical component of the nation’s public health infrastructure. It is the only federally funded program solely dedicated to providing reproductive healthcare to low income and uninsured women, men, and adolescents. Read More About Title X.

Cameron County Department of Health & Human Services receives Title X Family Planning funding from the Women’s Health and Family Planning Association of Texas. Learn more about WHFPT.

 

For Questions & Eligibility please contact our Main Office at (956) 247-3699.

Immunizations

Mission Statement

The mission of the Immunization Program is to improve the quality and longevity of life for people in Cameron County by achieving and maintaining a vaccine preventable disease-free environment. The mission will be achieved through the utilization of cost-effective immunization programs and efficient epidemiology applied in quality partnerships with public and private participants (local, state, national) who share the common vision of community well-being.

Texas Minimum State Vaccine Requirements for Students
School Year 2017 – 2018

Child and Adolescent Immunization Schedule

Adult Immunization Schedule

Vaccine Requirements for Students Entering College

Cameron County Health Clinics offer all the Vaccines Recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) thru the Texas Vaccines For Children (TVFC) and Adult Safety Net (ASN) Programs.

To learn more about the ACIP recommendations please follow this link:
http://www.dshs.texas.gov/immunize/vacadvise/default.shtm

Adolescents and children who are 18 years of age or younger may be eligible to participate in the Texas Vaccines for Children Program. The Texas Vaccine for Children Program is a federally funded program that provides vaccines to eligible children at no cost who might otherwise not be vaccinated because of inability to pay. Adult Safety Net offers vaccines for uninsured Adults in the State of Texas.

For more information please call the Texas Immunization Information Line at 1-800-252-9152.

Immunization Information for the Public on vaccines and vaccine preventable diseases.

Immunization Information for Providers on latest info for health care professionals.

Need Shot Records? Click here to find out how to get copies of you or your child's shot records.

Every child needs these vaccines at these ages to be fully protected against some serious diseases.

Visit: http://www.immunizetexas.com or http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/immunize for more information.

Maternal & Child Health

Mission Statement

The Cameron County Department of Health and Human Services Maternal and Child Health Program is a preventative health care program. We strive to assist families and children in maintaining optimum health care education and assistance. Our services are open to anyone in the community regardless of age, sex, marital status, or abilities to pay.

Locations

  • Harlingen Public Health Center
    711 N. "L" St. Harlingen, Texas 78550
    (956) 423-3516
    Monday & Wednesday 7 a.m. – 11 a.m. 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

  • Mary P. Lucio Health Center
    1204 Jose Colunga, Jr. Dr . Brownsville, Texas 78521
    (956) 574-8745
    Monday – Wednesday 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

  • Father Joseph O'Brien Health Clinic
    142 Champion Drive Port Isabel, Texas 78578
    (956) 943-1300
    Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Friday 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

  • San Benito Public Health Clinic
    1390 W. Expressway 83 San Benito, Texas 78586
    (956) 247-3646
    Tuesday & Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Please call clinics to schedule appointment.

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Tuberculosis Elimination

Mission Statement

The mission of the Tuberculosis Elimination Program is to prevent, control, and eliminate tuberculosis (TB) among the people of Cameron County. This will be accomplished through coordinating the efforts of health care providers and the communities to develop, implement and assure compliance with effective TB strategies, standards, and policies.

Services Offered:

  • TB Education/Surveillance
  • Outreach
  • Counseling
  • Direct Observe Therapy (DOT)
  • Lab Work
  • TB Profile
  • Home Visits
  • Contact Investigation

Locations

  • Mary P. Lucio Health Center
    1204 Jose Colunga, Jr. Brownsville, Texas 78521
    (956) 574-8745
    Monday – Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    Friday 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

  • Harlingen Public Health Clinic
    711 North "L" Street Harlingen, Texas 78550
    (956) 423-3516
    Monday – Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    Friday 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Some evening and other hours available by appointment.

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