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Campus Care Centers

Campus Care Centers were started in 1995. The Brownsville Community Health Center and BISD collaborated on this project that provides comprehensive health services to the children who attend BISD schools (approximately 43,000 for school year 2008-2009). Funding for this project initially came from a Healthy Tomorrows grant and funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Other funding partners have included the United Way, The Brownsville Foundation for Health Services, and the Texas Department of Health (TDH). Currently, major funding for this project is made possible by TDH’s Title V program and HRSA’s Bureau of Primary Health Care through a Healthy Schools Healthy Communities Grant.

Sites PROVIDING SERVICES: Our Campus Care Center is currently located at 2137 E. 22nd Street, Brownsville, Texas 78521.

Information on Campus Care Centers

SERVICES PROVIDED: physical examinations, screenings, diagnosis and treatment of simple illness and minor injury, basic laboratory services, dispensing of medications, medical referrals, education and counseling, case management, psychological counseling and dental services.

Services are provided by the following licensed professional and support staff: pediatricians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, medical assistants, caseworkers and clerks. The entire project is overseen by a project director who receives advice and guidance from a Community Advisory Board made up of parents and community members.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Since its inception, Campus Care Centers has enrolled 13,914 BISD students (Approximately 25% entire school population). In an average year, providers see about 9000 encounters for all types of health related reasons. The top five diagnosis are: well-child visits, counseling, routine sick visits requiring prophylactic treatment, Otitis Media and Asthma treatment.

All Campus Care Center facilities and programs have been accredited by The Joint Commission of Accreditation of Health Organizations  (JCAHO) and have been past recipients of the Safe Passage Award and other state and national awards.

THIRD-PARTY REIMBURSEMENT: The centers accept all types of private insurance, medicaid, and CHIP. Those students who do not have third-party reimbursement are charged a minimal office visit copay or, if qualified, are covered by the Title V program. No student is denied services because of inability to pay. During the 2007-2008 school year, approximately 75% of the patients seen at Campus Care did not have third-party insurance coverage such as Medicaid.

Doctors Specialized in this Category

Elizabeth Hernandez, C.P.N.P.
Certified Pediatric Nurse Prac...
Erika Lucio, F.N.P.
Pediatric Medicine