medicaid_waiver LOGOThe Medicaid Waiver Program’s mission is to expand the access to health care services and improve the health of the uninsured and Medicaid population in El Paso and Hudspeth County, TX. It does this by providing resources and referrals to access health care services such as

  • Immunizations
  • Cervical, Breast and Colorectal Cancer Screenings
  • Dental Exams (21 and younger)
  • Glucose, Body Mass Index, and Blood Pressure Checks
  • Teen Health Referrals
  • Health Education


The Medicaid Waiver Program provides these services through a variety of projects. These projects include: (click to expand)

    • Three Year Health Initiative
    • Border Public Health Interest Group
    • Community Health Atlas
    • Mobile Dental Clinic
    • Health Information Exchange (HIE)
    • Neighborhood Fire Station, Vaccinations for Health

Vaccinations for Health

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  • Evaluation of Healthy Fit: A Community Health Worker Model to Address Hispanic Health Disparities
    Authors:  Louis D. Brown, PhD; Denise Vasquez, MPH; Jennifer J. Salinas, PhD; Xiaohui Tang, MS; Hector Balcázar, PhD
    Affiliation: The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Public Health, El Paso, Texas. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, El Paso, Texas. Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, Los Angeles, California.
    Type: Article
  • Acculturation effects on Body Mass Index and Body Fat Percentage
    Authors:  Luis Alberto Magallanes; Louis D. Brown, Ph.D.; Denise Vasquez, MPH
    Affiliation:  School of Public Health, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UT Health) Department of Psychology, The University of Texas at El Paso
    Type: Poster
  • Can a Glucose-Based Hydrogen and Methane Breath Test Detect Bacterial Overgrowth in the Jejunum?
    Authors:  Olof H. Sundin, PhD; Antonio Mendoza-Ladd, MD; Elisa Morales, MS; B. Matthew Fagan, MS; Mingtao Zeng, PhD; Diana Diaz-Arévalo, PhD; Javier Ordonez, MS; Richard W. McCallum, MD
    Affiliation: Department of Biomedical Sciences, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Biostatistics Unit, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso
    Type: Article
  • Associations between SES factors, nativity, acculturation and health outcomes and access to healthcare among two Hispanic samples in the U.S.-Mexico border region [In preparation]
    Authors:  I. Latz;  Juan Aguilera MD, MPH; M. Lusk; Joao Ferreira-Pinto PhD
    Affiliation:  The University of Texas at El Paso
    Type: Article
  • Prevalence of Risk Factors for Metabolic Syndrome in Uninsured Hispanic Adults from Low Income Communities in El Paso, Texas
    Authors:  Juan Aguilera MD, MPH; Gabriel Ibarra-Mejia MD, PhD; Joao Ferreira-Pinto PhD; Maria Duarte-Gardea, Phd, RD, LD
    Affiliation:  The University of Texas at El Paso
    Type: Thesis
  • Evidence Based Screenings for Cardiorespiratory Health Outcomes in Low Income Communities from El Paso Texas
    Authors:  Juan Aguilera MD, MPH; Karen Del Rio, BS
    Affiliation:  The University of Texas at El Paso
    Type: Presentation

Program Location

5115 El Paso Drive
El Paso, TX 79905
Phone 915-212-6629

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday
7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Improve the access and provision of preventive health services for Medicaid and low-income uninsured population in the El Paso and Hudspeth counties