Public Health Emergency Preparedness

Mission Statement: To protect and prepare our community by developing the capacity of the local public health system to respond to a bio-terrorist event, infectious disease outbreak, and any other public health emergency, and to sustain a continuous preparedness program.

What is Public Health Emergency Preparedness?

Cameron County Public Health – Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Program is a program funded by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) to perform disease surveillance and public health emergency preparedness activities in support of the PHEP Cooperative Agreement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This includes building partnerships and collaborating within, between, and among public health and medical care partners, emergency management, law enforcement, school districts, and other partners in preparedness activities. Partnership opportunities may include, but are not limited to, plan development or updating, exercises, training, and responding to incidents, events, or emergencies.

Contact Info

Cameron County Public Health | PHEP
1390 W. Expressway 83
San Benito, Texas 78586
Phone: (956) 247-3685 | Fax: 1-866-326-3316
After Hours & 24/7 Hotline1-866-326-3397