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.
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.
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
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.
Child and Adolescent Immunization Schedule
- 2019 – 2020, Texas Minimum State Vaccine Requirements for Students Grades K-12
- 2019 – 2020, Texas Minimum State Vaccine Requirements for Child-Care and Pre-K Facilities
- 2019, Recommended Child and Adolescent Immunization Schedule for ages 18 years or younger
- 2018, Binational Immunization Resource Tool for Children from Birth Through 18 Years
Adult Immunization Schedule
Vaccine Requirements for Students Entering College
- Requirements for Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination for students entering Higher Education Schools.
- Requirements for students entering Veterinary courses online.
- Students that can be exempted for getting vaccinated. Complete List.
- Exemption Form
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; or to Adults 19 years that had started a vaccine series while TVFC eligible and that have not reached their 20th Birthday
For more information please call the Texas Immunization Information Line at 1-800-252-9152.
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.
Harlingen Public Health Center
711 N. "L" St.
Harlingen, Texas 78550
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
Monday – Wednesday 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Father Joseph O'Brien Health Clinic
142 Champion Drive
Port Isabel, Texas 78578
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
Tuesday & Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
To schedule an appointment, please call a clinic location nearest to you.
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.
- TB Education/Surveillance
- Direct Observe Therapy (DOT)
- Lab Work
- TB Profile
- Home Visits
- Contact Investigation
- Mary P. Lucio Health Center
1204 Jose Colunga, Jr. Brownsville, Texas 78521
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
Monday – Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.