The Houston Department of Health will offer free child immunizations and highlight many of the services at its health centers as part of National Health Center Week.
The department's health centers will kick off the observance by providing free immunizations to children who qualify for the Texas Vaccines for Children program on Monday, Aug. 14, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Health center employees will staff booths with information about many of the department's services from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Aug. 15-18. The featured services include family planning, dental, nurse home visitation program, Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program, sexually transmitted diseases, the free Diabetes Awareness and Wellness Network center and referrals to a wide variety of human services.
Agencies can submit applications to install the bike racks either on private property or a public right of way. The initiative will give priority to sites located in areas targeted by Complete Communities and sections of Houston with higher rates of obesity and physical inactivity.
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, 4605 Wilmington.
National Health Center week is Aug.13-19. This year's national theme for the event is "Celebrating America's Health Centers: The Key to Healthier Communities." For more information, call 832-393-5427.