• June 20, 2021

Tags : City of El Paso Department of Public Health

Foster School of Medicine Students to assist El Paso Health

Over 40 Foster School of Medicine students are ready to do their part to help during the COVID-19 pandemic in El Paso. The health department organized the outreach effort, and the students began their work with the health department recently. “We are truly proud of our students volunteering to help our community,” said Linda Ellis, […]Read More

WIC Program to close 4 centers, 9 others to continue

The City of El Paso Department of Public Health’s Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program will close four (4) and keep nine (9) WIC Centers open, and modify service to a curbside system in order to limit direct contact, and practice social distancing while expediting services. WIC provides supplemental foods, breastfeeding support and social service […]Read More

HIV Program Bridges Gaps with Saturday Health Fair

The City of El Paso Department of Public Health HIV Prevention Community Mobilization Program invites the public to a health fair this Saturday morning. “The struggles of being underinsured or not having insurance at all continue to threaten the lives of many in our community,” said HIV Education Prevention Specialist Jacob Ortega. “This event will […]Read More

Department of Public Health Promotes Breastfeeding Month

The City of El Paso Department of Public Health is pleased to announce that hospitals across the state are putting moms first an increase in the number of hospitals supporting breastfeeding in 2017. The Texas Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), which helps fund and manage these programs, is celebrating the growing […]Read More

Second Case of West Nile Confirmed this Season

The City of El Paso Department of Public Health has confirmed a second case of West Nile Virus in El Paso. The patient is a man in his early 50’s who lives in the city’s Eastside. He does not have any underlying medical conditions and is currently recovering at home. The first case of West […]Read More

El Paso Health Department warns of Turtles and Salmonella

With the Easter holiday and springtime weather approaching, the City of El Paso Department of Public Health (DPH) is warning residents to avoid becoming infected with Salmonella. Just last year DPH staff investigated two cases of Salmonella Poona in small children, part of a multi-state cluster associated with red-eared slider turtles. There were more than […]Read More