September 9, 2008
The Rio Grande State Center/South Texas Health Care System will close at 5 p.m. today (Sept. 9) in anticipation of landfall of Hurricane Ike. The facility at 1401 Rangerville in Harlingen will not accept any new patients until further notice. New mental health admissions will be routed to San Antonio State Hospital by Tropical Texas Behavioral Health as necessary.
Current residents and patients at Rio Grande State Center/South Texas Health Care System will be evacuated to Kerrville State Hospital.
The facility’s Outpatient Clinic and its services will be closed beginning Friday, Sept. 12, until further notice.
(News Media: For more information, contact Emily Palmer, DSHS Assistant Press Officer, DSHS Assistant Press Officer, 512-532-4969 or 512-458-7400.)