The Houston Health Department (HHD) observes National Health Center Week (NHCW), August 6-12, celebrating services and contributions to public health with free immunizations and waiving administration fees for health center services for children and adults all week.  

The department’s four health centers will offer free immunizations to children eligible for the Texas Vaccines for Children program and adults eligible for the Adult Safety Net program. All health centers will extend hours until 7 p.m. for Family Night, Monday, Aug. 7.

Administration fees will be waived for all health center services this week in observance of NHCW, including immunizations, dental, Women, family planning, HIV, tuberculosis, and sexually transmitted diseases.

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Health center employees will staff booths with information about many of HHD services during a five-day health fair, set for Aug. 7-11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Employees will also provide referrals to a wide variety of human services and information about preparing for emergencies.

The four health centers and their addresses are La Nueva Casa de Amigos, 1809 North Main; Northside Health Center, 8504 Schuller; Sharpstown Health Services, 6201 Bonhomme and Sunnyside Health Center, 4410 Reed Rd.

This year’s national theme for the event is “The Roadmap to a Stronger America.” For more information or to make an appointment at the department’s health centers, call 832-393-5427.