State Health Service Region 4 and 5 North provides Health Clinics in several counties and some Sattelite Clinics (clinics that are only open certain days). We provide services such as Immunization Services and TB Screening.
Texas Vaccine For Children is a program for improving vaccine availability by providing vaccines free of charge to eligible children through public and private providers statewide.
The mission of the Tuberculosis Elimination Division is to prevent, control, and eliminate tuberculosis among the people of Texas. This will be accomplished through coordinating the efforts of health departments, health care providers and communities to develop, implement and assure compliance with effective tuberculosis strategies, standards, and policies.
All infants born in Texas are mandated by state law to be screened for five genetic disorders, Phenylketonuria (PKU), Galactosemia, Congenital Hypothyroidism, Sickle Hemoglobin, and Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia.
The Texas Department of State Health Services recognizes breastfeeding as the ideal nutrition for infants. The Healthy People 2010 goal is to improve breastfeeding rates to 75% of infants at hospital discharge, 50% at six months and 25% at one year. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months, continued breastfeeding for the first year and then for as long as mutually desired by mother and child.