What causes epilepsy? Can it be cured? Check out the answers to these and many frequently asked questions about epilespy.
Driving with Epilepsy
Epilepsy can affect driving. To find out more about driving with epilepsy contact the Medical Standards Motor Vehicle Operations Division (MSMVOD) at (512) 834-6700, or the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS).
Report Concerns of Unsafe Drivers
An individual may anonymously submit to DPS, in writing, their concerns of drivers who may have a medical condition that could affect their ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.
Information may be submitted to DPS by mail, fax or email.
Texas Department of Public Safety
Enforcement and Compliance Service
P.O. Box 4087
Austin, TX 78773-0320
Fax Number: 512-424-5311
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's website:
Epilepsy is a chronic neurological condition characterized by recurrent seizures.
Epilepsy affects about 2.3 million adults and 467,711 children 0-17 years of age in the United States.
About 1 in 26 people will be diagnosed with epilepsy at some point in their lives.
About 150,000 new cases of epilepsy will be diagnosed in the United States each year.
Epilepsy results in an estimated annual cost of $15.5 billion in medical costs and lost or reduced earnings and production.
Epilepsy Services of the Department of State Health Services provides comprehensive outpatient services (diagnostic, treatment and support services) to eligible persons who have been diagnosed with epilepsy and/or seizure-like symptoms through contracted providers in select service areas in the State of Texas. For more information about the program download the Epilepsy Program Pamphlet in English or Spanish
To find the clinic nearest you, visit the DSHS Family and Community Health Services Clinic Locator.
Texas Department of State Health Services
Preventive and Primary Care Unit, MC 1923
1100 W. 49th Street
PO Box 149347
Austin, TX 78714-9347
Phone: (512) 776-7796
Email Epilepsy Services for additional information.