News Release

February 18 , 2005

HDHHS to offer preventive health services at Acres Homes

The Houston Department of Health and Human Services (HDHHS) will now offer immunizations, pregnancy testing and health education at the Acres Homes Multi-Service Center, 8700 W. Montgomery.

HDHHS will provide immunizations and pregnancy testing on Wednesdays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and on Fridays from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the center’s Women, Infants and Children (WIC) area. Immunizations are free for some clients while others pay $5 or $15. Pregnancy tests cost $3.

Health education targeting children is set for Wednesdays from 3:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Topics covered will include personal hygiene, nutrition, exercise, safety and self-esteem. Health education for seniors, scheduled on Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., will focus on nutrition, diabetes, blood pressure, cholesterol, cancer prevention, physical activity, safety and self-esteem. Health education sessions are free.

HDHHS will offer the services on a walk-in basis. For more information, call 713-694-9274.