Rio Grande State Center (RGSC) Admission Information

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Mental Health Services

RGSC is an inpatient psychiatric hospital, accredited by The Joint Commission and certified by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS), with complete psychiatric services and psycho-social rehabilitative education.

Admissions are primarily through emergency detention and/or court commitment. The Mental Health Authority may recommend voluntary admissions for adults.

Service Area Description: Brooks, Cameron, Duval, Hidalgo, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kleberg, and Willacy counties

The mental health authority (MHA) must first screen and authorize for an individual to receive inpatient psychiatric services. Admissions are accepted seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Once an individual is admitted, the patient is transferred to a treatment unit where they will be assessed and treated by the assigned treatment team. The team of professionals will develop an appropriate individualized treatment plan with the patient. If in-patient hospitalization is deemed unnecessary by the treatment team discharge planning is initiated. If in-patient treatment is necessary, the treatment team will continue to provide in-patient psychiatric treatment to prepare the patient for discharge, and/or transfer to an alternate placement.  Patients are only discharged to family, an accredited facility, or the MHA.

If you are in need of additional information regarding the admissions process, please contact:

Jaime Flores
Mental Health Services Program Director
1401 Rangerville Road – Harlingen, TX 78550
(956) 364-8440

Intermediate Care Facilities – Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF-IID)

RGSC is a long-term residential facility, accredited by The Joint Commission and Intermediate Care Facilities – Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF-IID) , which provides a full array of residential and vocational/educational services.

Admissions are planned and coordinated through the local mental health authorities (MHA) . Emergency admissions may also be accepted as space permits.
Service Area Description: Brooks, Cameron, Duval, Hidalgo, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kleberg, Starr, Webb, Willacy, and Zapata counties

The MHA’s refer and assist with the coordination of admissions. Admissions are scheduled Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Once the individual is admitted, they are placed in the appropriate living area where they will be provided with active treatment by the assigned treatment team. The team of professionals will develop an appropriate individualized program plan.

If you are in need of additional information regarding the admission process, please contact:

Contact information for ICF-IID:

Lorraine Hinrichs

ICF-IID Director

1401 Rangerville Rd.

Harlingen, TX 78550

(956) 364-8270

Outpatient Clinic

The Outpatient Clinic provides medical services to a 4 county service area (Cameron, Hidalgo, Willacy, Starr)d women’s health  services and is accredited by The Joint Commission and MQSA.  Registration process requires proof of residency, income verification, and a form of identification.

Services Include:

Primary Care Services – Primary Care Physician Services; Screening, Evaluation and Early Intervention; Health Education on Disease Prevention, Exercise, Nutrition and Lifestyle Changes

Women’s Health Services - Well Women Exams/Gynecology Consultations; Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening and Referral; Breast Diagnostics and Image Studies; STD Screening

Diagnostic Services – Radiography; Ultrasonography; Fluoroscopy; PFTs/Holter Monitors; Mammography/Needle Localizations; Vascular Studies; Barium Studies; IVP

Diabetes and Other Endocrinology Services – Endocrinology Consultation Services; Diabetes Education; Podiatry Consultation Services

Social Services – Referral Services/Linkages to Medical Services; Prescription Assistance Program

OutSourced Services – Inpatient TB; Surgical Consultations (GYN/General); Colonoscopy Screening

All services are accredited by The Joint Commission and MQSA.

If you are in need of additional information regarding registration or services, please contact:

Joe Gonzalez

Out Patient Clinic Program Director

1401 Rangerville Rd.

Harlingen, TX 78550

(956) 364-8701

Hours of Operation:  8 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Monday thru Friday

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Last updated October 15, 2013