The Troops and Staff Behind Operation Border Health Preparedness

The Texas State Guard (State Defense Force) released some more content of the troops and staff who make Operation Border Health Preparedness a reality. This is a yearly medical mission that provides free medical, dental, and vision care to all Texans. It is composed of Texas State Guard, local county health specialists, city health departments, medical university schools, human service organizations, out-of-state health agencies, as well as volunteer medical groups.

This years mission covered a wide range of Free Medical Services, which included:

  • 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)
  • Preventative Veterinary services for cats and dogs, including vaccinations
  • 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
  • PSJA ISD Child Nutrition Program will have free breakfast and lunch meals available for the children (1-18 years) attending OBHP.

For more information on Operation Border Health Preparedness – Click Here. Here are some great photos of the troops and staff in action:

Last week Operation Border Health Preparedness took place and was a huge success throughout the south Texas border. This operation is a mass annual training exercise for the Texas State Guard who provides support with mission ready troops to help with flow control, logistics, and troops specialized in the medical field like Dr’s , nurses, nurse practitioners in which they collaborate with local and state agencies to offer the community free medical ,vision, and dental screenings services free. #duty #honor #texas #TXSG #TexansServingTexans






















































































We want to take the time to thank everyone who participated in Operation Border Health Preparedness last week:
Aside from this, we also want to thank all of Cameron County Public Health employees for participating in this week long emergency preparedness exercise.
The event was a great success, and we look forward to another one next year!


Sources: Texas State Guard – Cameron County Public Health

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