RGV families can access free services through Operation Lone Star

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The Texas Department of State Health Service’s Operation Lone star is bringing medical services to Rio Grande Valley’s families at no cost, thanks to an emergency plan set in place for widespread medical emergencies or natural disasters.

Medical services will be available for all residents, no age restrictions will be in place, starting Monday, July 26 through Friday, July 30 from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Early College High School.

The National Guard, Hidalgo County, PSJA ISD, and several other agencies partner up to keep their full-scale emergency response training up to date by offering health care screenings to the public at no cost.

“It’s an exercise,” the Director of Health Services for PSJA ISD Sulema Solis said. “We’re practicing for any type of emergency preparedness, just like we did for a COVID.”

The medical services include, but are not limited to, COVID-19 vaccines, immunizations, and dental and vision screens.

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