Texas Department of State Health Services
P.O. Box 149347 Austin, TX 78714...........................512-776-7111
The Department of State Health Services works to protect and improve the health and well-being of all Texans. The agency — created in 2003 through the merger of the Texas Department of Health, Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Texas Health Care Information Council and Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse — provides state-operated health care services, including hospitals, health centers and health agencies. It is based in Austin, Texas; however, the department’s Region 8 San Antonio system covers an area with more than 3 million people, with 1.7 million people living in Bexar County.
Local health units offer a variety of services, including communicable disease investigation and intervention, family planning, immunizations, STD counseling and testing, WIC and nutrition services, women’s health services and more.
Health Service Region 8 — San Antonio
7430 Louis Pasteur Drive San Antonio, TX 78229........210-949-2000
The Texas Department of State Health Services Region 8 provides public health services to a population of 3 million people in 28 counties in South Central Texas, including the 1.7 million living in Bexar County.
San Antonio Metropolitan Health District
111 Soledad, Suite 1000 San Antonio, TX 78205........210-207-8780
The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District is the public agency that provides public health programs in San Antonio and unincorporated areas of Bexar County. Although Metro Health is a city/county organization, administrative control is under the city of San Antonio and Metro Health is operated as a city department.
Services include health code enforcement, immunizations, clinical services, disease control, environmental monitoring, health education, dental health and emergency preparedness. For a full list of local health units and their available services, visit www.sanantonio.gov/Health/AboutUs/ClinicLocations.aspx.
Hill Country Community MHDD Centers, based in Kerrville, provides services for mental health, developmental disabilities, substance abuse and early childhood intervention throughout the greater Texas Hill Country, including Val Verde County. Go to www.hillcountry.org for more information (830-792-3300). In Del Rio, the locations are:
Val Verde County Mental Health Center/Hill Country Veterans Services West
1927 N. Bedell Ave. Del Rio, TX 78840.......................830-774-8702
Del Rio Services
1927 N. Bedell Ave Del Rio, TX 78840........................830-775-1334