Health Service Region 11 Family Health Services

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Vision Statement:

We envision a learned Community that practices healthy lifestyles, where the entire community has access to a managed health care system that emphasizes prevention, health promotion, and a safe environment. The community will be assured of high quality care and services because of the leadership role played by well-educated and experienced public health professionals. The Department of State Health Services provides strategic planning, policy development, allocation of health resources, problem resolution, linkages created with the public/private sector and quality assurance monitoring.

Purpose:

The Bureau of Health Care Delivery provides an array of health services to women, children, and families in Texas. Efforts of concentration are on the low-income population.

Activities:

Public Health Region 11 has 4 regional health clinics where comprehensive services are provided by registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses, community service aides and clerks. The services are provided through a coordinated effort with local health departments, community health centers, and other contractors in the Region which provide health services.

Community Public Health Services:

Services provided in the Regional Clinics include:

  • Quality Assurance
  • Prenatal Care
  • Family Planning
  • Newborn Screening
  • Texas Health Steps
  • Nutrition
  • Vision and Hearing
  • Immunizations
  • Case Management
  • TB Screening and Treatment
  • STD/HIV Screening and Treatment

Related Links:

DSHS Family Health Services – http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/mch/default.shtm

Mauro Ruiz, Program Manager

Last updated July 24, 2013