Public Health

Medicaid Waiver

Mission

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

The Medicaid Waiver Program assists the undeserved 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.

Location & Contact

Program Location
5115 El Paso Drive El Paso, TX 79905
(915) 208-2624 (-temporary-)

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Clinical Services

For information on any of the following services call (915) 212-6606

Vaccination Services

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

Cancer Screening Services

  • Mammogram
    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

The Department of Public Health encourages individuals to make their mental health a priority. The Medicaid Waiver program has trained staff to provide mental health resources to the community that include:

  • Treatment referrals
  • Information about local mental health agencies
  • Educational material

Use our interactive map to find a mental health treatment near you.

Mobile Vaccinations

The Vaccinations for Health program is a collaboration between the El Paso Fire Department and the El Paso Department of Public Health to provide preventative health care to the uninsured and/or Medicaid who are 50 years or older.

Vaccines & Services

Health Screenings and Flu Vaccinations to Anyone 18 Years and Older

Flu Vaccine Safety Information 

Pneumococcal vaccine to anyone 65 years and up and/or individuals between 19-64 with an underlying health condition that provide a physician RX for its administration. Underlying health conditions include:

  • Chronic illnesses (chronic heart, liver, kidney, or lung [including chronic obstructive lung disease, emphysema, and asthma] disease; diabetes; or alcoholism)
  • Conditions that weaken the immune system (HIV/AIDS, cancer, or damaged/absent spleen)
  • Cochlear implants or cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks (escape of the fluid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord)
  • Smoke cigarettes 

Pneumonia Information

ColoCARE (Colorectal Cancer Screening) for Men and Women 50 years and Older

Colorectal Care Info

ColoCARE® – Instruction Sheet