Operation Border Health Preparedness (OBHP) 2022

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The Texas Department of State Health Services and hundreds of volunteers offer no-cost services to the community during the Operation Border Health Preparedness event at multiple locations. Services vary by location and include:

Operation Border Health Preparedness Logo
  • General medical services
  • Immunizations for children and adults
  • Diabetic, hearing, vision, and blood pressure screenings
  • Sports physicals
  • Dental services (some sites)
  • Vision exams (some sites; for sites that don’t have vision exams, if you have a prescription we can make the glasses for you.)
  • Veterinarian services (some sites)

July 25-29, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and July 30, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

NOTE: The PSJA site in San Juan will only offer services from Monday to Friday. Friday services close at 2 p.m. at this site.

About Operation Border Health Preparedness

Operation Border Health Preparedness, formerly Operation Lone Star, is an exercise to help the community get ready for disasters. DSHS and local partners offer free medical, dental, and vision services to the community during the event.

This event is made possible by local county and city health departments, medical schools, human service organizations, Texas Military Forces, and universities, as well as out-of-state agencies, such as Remote Area Medical (RAM) and other volunteer groups.

Operation Border Health Preparedness Event Locations

City   Address  Services Available  Hours
Brownsville James Pace Early College High School
314 W Los Ebanos Blvd.,
Brownsville, TX 78520
  • General Physician Services
  • Immunizations for children and adults View Immunizations Offered
  • Diabetic, hearing, vision, and blood pressure screenings
  • Sports physicals
  • Dental Services for adults and children
  • Vision exams for prescription glasses for adults and children
  • Tobacco Cessation program
  • Social Services
  • Behavioral Health Services

July 25-29, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and July 30, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Flyer (PDF) 
Harlingen Harlingen School of Health Professions
2302 N. 21st Street,
Harlingen, TX 78550
  • General Physician Services
  • Immunizations for children and adults View Immunizations Offered
  • Diabetic, hearing, vision, and blood pressure screenings
  • Sports physicals
  • Tobacco Cessation program
  • Social Services
  • Behavioral Health Services
 

July 25-29, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and July 30, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Flyer (PDF)
Laredo Lyndon B. Johnson 9th Grade Campus
5511 St Luke Blvd,
Laredo, TX 78046
  • General Physician Services
  • Immunizations for children and adults View Immunizations Offered at the Laredo Site
  • Diabetic, hearing, vision, and blood pressure screenings
  • School and Sports physicals
  • Preventative dental services for pre-school and school aged children
  • Social Services
  • Behavioral Health
  • Nutritional Education
  • Tobacco Cessation
  • Free At-Home COVID-19 Test Kits and Hand Sanitizer
  • Informational Booths
  • And Much More!
 

July 25-29, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and July 30 (Limited Services), 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Flyer (PDF)
Raymondville Raymondville High School
601 FM 3168,
Raymondville, TX 78580
  • General Physician Services
  • Immunizations for children & adults View Immunizations Offered
  • Diabetic, Hearing, Vision, and Blood Pressure screenings
  • School and Sports Physicals
  • Preventative dental services for pre-school and school age children
  • Preventative Veterinary services for cats and dogs, including vaccinations
  • Social Services
  • Behavioral Health
  • Nutritional Education
  • Car Seat Safety Inspections and Education (Call 956-962-9248 for an appt.)
  • Tobacco Cessation
  • Salvation Army: provide snacks and lunch meals to clients
  • Texas A&M University and Veterinary Emergency Response (available Monday thru Friday Only)
  • Telehealth Services
 

July 25-29, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and July 30, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Flyer (PDF)
Rio Grande City AC2E Elementary School
1 S. Fort Ringgold St.,
Rio Grande City, TX 78582
  • General Physician Services
  • Immunizations for children and adults View Immunizations Offered
  • Diabetic, hearing, vision, and blood pressure screenings
  • Sports physicals
  • Dental services for adults and children (Dental for Adults only on Monday and Tuesday)
  • Vision exams for prescription glasses for adults and children (if you have an eye glass prescription even if from Mexico, it will be honored for a pair of glasses, as long asthe prescription is within 365 days)
  • Social Services
  • Behavioral Health
  • Nutritional Education
  • Car Seat Safety Inspections and Education
  • Tobacco Cessation
  • South Texas Food Pantry: recipients receive a grocery bag of supplemental food items
 

July 25-29, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and July 30, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Flyer (PDF)
 San Juan PSJA Early College High School
805 West Ridge Road,
San Juan, TX 78589
  • General Physician Services
  • Immunizations for children and adults View Immunizations Offered
  • Diabetic, hearing, vision, and blood pressure screenings
  • Sports physicals
  • Dental services; Cleanings, Fillings, and Extractions
  • Vision exams for prescription and prescriptions filled (glasses made) for adults and children
  • PSJA ISD Child Nutrition Program will have free breakfast and lunch meals available for the children (1-18 years) attending OBHP.

July 25-28, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and July 29, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

 

NOTE: This site is closed on July 30

Flyer (PDF) 

Tips for Attending:

  • Registration for OBHP 2022 will occur when you get to the site. 
  • Bring a tote or bag for any paperwork or brochures you need to carry.
  • Wear comfortable clothes and bring a light sweater, schools can sometimes get cold.
  • Bring any medications or a list of your medications to share with doctors so they may see what you are taking.
  • Bring a sack lunch, snacks and water for you and your family because wait times can be long.
  • You will not need ID to receive any vaccines, but it is helpful if you have your shot record or the shot record for your children.
  • Bring hand sanitizer and masks, if needed.
  • Many of the great staff and doctors at Operation Border Health Preparedness are volunteers and are there to help you so please be patient with us. We look forward to serving you again this year.

Last updated July 25, 2022