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

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.

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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

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; 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.

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. For more information, visit: http://www.immunizetexas.com or http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/immunize

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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.

Clinic Locations

    • Harlingen Public Health Center 711 N. “L” St. Harlingen, Texas 78550 (956) 423-3516Monday & 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) 574-8745Monday – Wednesday 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    • Father Joseph O’Brien Health Clinic 142 Champion Drive Port Isabel, Texas 78578 (956) 943-1300Monday – 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) 247-3646Tuesday & Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

To schedule an appointment, please call a clinic location nearest to you.

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Mission Statement: To assist eligible individuals/families to gain access to medical, social, educational, nutritional and vocational programs and to support and provide family-centered, culturally sensitive, community based strategies for individuals/families of Cameron County.

Servicing Cameron & Willacy Counties

  • Serves children ages 0 to 21 years of age with medical conditions that will last for more than 12 months.
  • Service is provided by a Case Manager to help children with special health care needs and their families get services the child needs.

What is Children with Special Health Care Needs Case Management?

It is a service provided by a Case Manager to help children with special health care needs and their families get the services the child needs. Case Managers help with:
  • Family problems;
  • School/education issues;
  • Transportation problems;
  • Identifying services and making referrals in the community;
  • Obtain a medical home for child;
  • Overcoming barriers for families; and
  • Providing community referrals.
  • Planning for your child’s future.
  • Planning for adult life
  • Preparing for adult health.
  • Emergency Planning
  • Trasition Services

Who is a Children with Special Health Care Needs Case Manager?

A licensed registered nurse or a social worker approved, trained and given technical assistance by the Texas Department of State Health Services.

What can a Case Manager do for you?

  • Evaluate the child’s and family’s needs;
  • Assist in locating services and providing referrals within the community to meet child and family needs;
  • Work with the family to develop a case management service plan; and
  • Provides follow-up with families to assure needs are met.
  • Help develop a plan for your child’s future medical and educational needs.
  • Develop on emergency plan.
  • Prepare for future legal needs.
Referrals can be made to:

San Benito Public Health Clinic 1390 W. Expressway 83 San Benito, Texas 78586 (956) 247-3619

HOURS OF OPERATION FOR ALL LOCATIONS:

Monday – Thursday 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Friday 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Some evening and other hours are available by appointment.

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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) 574-8745Monday – 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) 423-3516Monday – 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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