Health Department urging El Pasoans to get preventative care


Male nurse checking blood pressure of elderly man while doctor in background. Healthcare worker is examining senior patient in clinic during pandemic. They are in hospital.

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — El Pasoans of reproductive age are encouraged to seek preventative health services.

The City of El Paso Department of Public Health (DPH) is encouraging the community to seek care, including vital health exams, family planning services or treatments, at the CommUnity Care Center, located at 5115 El Paso Drive. The center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

CommUnity Care Center services include:

  • Reproductive physical exam
  • Screening for smoking and alcohol/substance use/abuse
  • Cervical cancer screening
  • HCV testing and linkage to care
  • Breast exams
  • Pap smears
  • Effective birth control methods
  • Vasectomies (though partnering provider)
  • Pregnancy testing and counseling
  • Basic infertility services
  • STD prevention education, screening and treatment
  • HIV testing and referral for treatment and prevention to include evidence-based interventions, assessment and PrEP services
  • Counseling on effective methods to prevent pregnancy and STDs
  • Referral services to primary care and other medical/ social services

Those with a household income at or below 250 percent of the current Federal Poverty Level may apply for a discount and services will not be denied based on an individual’s inability to pay.

Initial appointments can be made online via the City’s Q-Less link or call (915) 212-0200 and select option 5. For more information, call the CommUnity Care Center at (915) 212-6731 or visit CommUnity Care Center.

For local and breaking news, sports, weather alerts, video and more, download the FREE KTSM 9 News App from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

KTSM Video Center

Some Borderland students say they feel safe going back to the classroom

Family members remember woman set on fire by boyfriend

El Paso International Airport to host job fair, more than 100 jobs available

Anthony ISD students back in the classroom

Tax free weekend

Home Sales in El Paso increase again

More El Paso News
Advertise with KTSM 9 Link
Live Radar Link Banner