The Medicaid Waiver Program assists the underserved community with access to preventive health services to improve health and overall well-being. The program provides vaccinations, cancer screenings, adolescent dental care, teen health education, and other preventive services. To serve the community, the program also collaborates with local organizations, universities and other healthcare providers by participating in outreach events to reach its targeted population.


Vaccination Services

Children 0-18 Years who are uninsured or Medicaid recipients
Adults 19 years and older who are uninsured or Medicaid recipients


Women 50-74 years old
Pap Smear
Women 21-64 years old
Colorectal Cancer Screening
Men & Women 50-75 Years old

Dental Checkups at Rawlings Pediatric Dental Clinic and Mobile Dental Unit
Persons 21 and younger.

Glucose, Body Mass Index, and Blood Pressure Checks

Throughout the year, the program and its partners host several outreach events to educate and provide eligible children and adults in the community with access to free health screenings including body mass index (BMI), blood pressure, cholesterol, and glucose screenings.

Teen Health Referrals

The Teen Health Initiative ensures that teens 13-19 years old are up-to-date on their vaccinations. In addition to this, teens obtain general knowledge on topics related to mental and physical health. Lastly, pregnant teens also receive the necessary information to establish a medical home. Thus by establishing a medical home, teens can gain early access to prenatal care to reduce the number of pregnancy related complications.

Health Education

Health Education services include the promotion and provision of opportunities to encourage, develop, and sustain healthy lifestyles with a focus on tobacco use prevention, physical activity, diabetes care and mental health referrals.

For more information about these services, please call (915)212-6606 

  • Projects

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

Vaccinations for Health



  • 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
  • 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 - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 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