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2019 Novel Coronavirus Update

2019 Novel Coronavirus Update

Update: Brazos County Health District has confirmed negative results in the suspected case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus.  

Brazos County Health District is investigating a suspected case of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). 

 

Birth Control

Birth Control

The Brazos County Health District now offers hormonal birth control pills for women who are considered low income and/or qualify for government assistance including Section 8 Housing Program, Free/Reduced School Lunch Program, Medicaid, WIC, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), and/or Disability Income. 

 

To start birth control: 

Flu

Flu

INFLUENZA

E-Cigarette Warning

E-Cigarette Warning

With the recent outbreak of e-cigarette related illnesses, the Brazos County Health District encourages citizens to be well-informed about the dangers of e-cigarette use. E-cigarettes go by many different names and include, but are not limited to, JUULs, vapes, e-hookahs, vape pens, tank systems, mods, and electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS). E-cigarettes in any form carry significant risk to the lungs, veins, and heart.

PrEP

PrEP

Call 979-361-4440 to find out more!

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (or PrEP) is the medicine that reduces the risk of getting HIV from sex by more than 90%. Your risk of getting HIV from sex can be even lower if you combine PrEP with condoms and other prevention methods.

To get on PrEP:

  1. Have proof of insurance. If you have insurance, make a copy of the front and back for our records
  2. No insurance? No Problem! If you don't have insurance, provide last year's W2, two pay stubs, or a letter describing your living situation

4th of July Closures

4th of July Closures

We will be closing at 3 pm on Friday, July 5.  Have a safe and fun weekend!

National HIV Testing Day

National HIV Testing Day

National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) is June 27. On this annual observance, we encourage people to get tested for HIV, know their status, and get into treatment right away if they have HIV.

This year’s theme, Doing It My Way, is a call to action that encourages people to get tested for HIV in a way that is comfortable for them. To celebrate, the Brazos County Health District is offering FREE testing throughout the day!

HIV Clinic Hours: 8:30 am - 11:30 am and 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Men's Health Month

Men's Health Month

June is all about the fellas—it’s Men's Health Month where we raise awareness on health issues impacting boys & men. http://tiny.cc/MensHealthMonth

Measles Health Alert

Measles Health Alert

Brazos County Health District was notified by the Texas Department of State Health Services that a case of Measles has been confirmed in an individual from Northern Indiana.  This individual was reported to have visited Chuy’s Restaurant in College Station on March 29, 2019.  At this time no other potential exposures in our area have been reported.  Investigations at the state and local level have begun, and updates will be sent as more information becomes available.

 

Pregnancy Tests

Pregnancy Tests

The Brazos County Health District is now offering pregnancy tests for $10 during normal STI clinic hours, Monday: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm, Wednesday: 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm, and Friday: 7:45 am - 9:00 am. You do not have to be tested for STI's to receive this test. 

 

 

 

El Distrito de Salud del Condado Brazos esta ofreciendo pruebas de embarazo por $10 durante las horas de STI, Lunes: 1:00 – 2:30pm, Miercoles: 2:30pm – 4:30pm, y Viernes: 7:45am – 9:00am.  No nececitas examen de STI para recibir examen de embarazo.

Are you ready?

Are you ready?

Disasters very rarely come with a warning. Make sure you're ready with an emergency kit. Your kit should include:

 

 

 

 

 

Need Help Quitting Smoking?

Need Help Quitting Smoking?

We offer free tobacco cessation counseling to STI patients during normal STI clinic hours.

For more information about how you can quit, visit https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/cessation/quitti...

Fight Flu Before It Peaks

Fight Flu Before It Peaks

Flu season is nearing it's peak, meaning it's more important than ever to get your flu shot. There are many reasons to get your flu shot. 

1: It protects against multiple strains of the flu. The flu comes in many different versions. Getting your flu shot will help you avoid multiple infections.  

Meet the Mosquito Squad

Meet the Mosquito Squad

The Mosquito Squad is a special team of superheroes. Combining their unique skills, they keep citizens safe from mosquito bites. You can help the squad by doing the exact same things they do!

Dunk Devil is a kid on a mission. Whenever he sees standing water that cannot be drained, he drops his favorite item on his tool belt: A mosquito dunk. These dunks kill the larvae in the water, so they never have the chance to grow up and bite us!

Barbara Bush Memorial HIV Testing Clinic

Barbara Bush Memorial HIV Testing Clinic

The Brazos County Health Department will be dedicating Thursday, May 3rd's HIV testing clinic to the late Barbara Bush. Clinic hours will be 8:30-11:30 am.
We will also be accepting new and gently used children's books for the Barbara Bush Memorial Library inside the Play Room. 
Mrs. Bush played a major role in destigmatizing HIV/AIDS during the height of the AIDS panic. After a day visiting HIV/AIDS hospice patients she boldly stated, "You can hug and pick up AIDS babies and people who have the HIV virus. There is a need for compassion."

STI Clinic Update

STI Clinic Update

Life gets busy, but that's no excuse not to be tested for STI's. Males who do not show any signs or symptoms may opt for a quick and easy urine test, which will test for gonorrhea and chlamydia.

Signs and symptoms include, but are not limited to, burning and/or pain while urinating or having sex, greenish/yellowish/white discharge, redness at the tip of the penis, swollen or sore testicles, fever, rash, lower abdominal pain, pain in the joints, and inflamed tendons. 

Protect others from getting the flu

Protect others from getting the flu

If you have the flu, it's important that you keep others from getting sick. Keep the following in mind:

  • Stay at home unless you're going to the doctor for an antiviral medication.
  • Don't take the family with you when you go to the doctor. Taking them with you will expose them to the flu virus and get them sick.
  • Clean surfaces you touch like door knobs and remote controls.
  • If you're concerned about complications like dehydation or a high fever (103 or higher), seek medical attention.

Free Deterra Drug Deactivation Bags

Free Deterra Drug Deactivation Bags

In a simple 3-step process, a user can deactivate drugs, preventing drug misuse and protecting the environment. Deterra can deactivate 99% of prescription medication, including opioids.
Get your free bag anonymously at the front desk during normal business hours. For more information please call 979-361-5731.

World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day takes place on the 1st December each year. It’s an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day.

Holiday Hours

Holiday Hours

12/14: NO SHOTS FOR TOTS AND TEENS
12/15: NO WATER TESTING
12/19: NO IMMUNIZATION CLINIC AFTER 5 PM
12/20: LIMITED STD CLINIC HOURS FROM 2-4 PM
12/25: CLOSED
12/27: LIMITED STD CLINIC HOURS FROM 2-4 PM
12/29: LIMITED STD CLINIC HOURS FROM 8 AM-9 AM, LIMITED TO THE FIRST 15 PATIENTS
1/1: CLOSED

Community Immunity

Community Immunity

When a critical portion of a community is immunized against a contagious disease, most members of the community are protected against that disease because there is little opportunity for an outbreak. Even those who are not eligible for certain vaccines—such as infants, pregnant women, or immunocompromised individuals—get some protection because the spread of contagious disease is contained. This is known as "community immunity."

Communicable Diseases Tracker

Communicable Diseases Tracker

Communicable Diseases Tracker for the Brazos County 2019-2020

Notifiable Conditions in Brazos County

Numbers will be updated on a monthly basis.

Flu

Click here for a current summary on flu in Brazos County. 

Weekend

Are your family's vaccines up to date?

Are your family's vaccines up to date?

Click here for easy-to-read immunization schedules. 

Water Testing Holiday Hours

Water Testing Holiday Hours

Click here for our water testing holiday schedule. 

Health Department is Closed

Health Department is Closed

We will be closed on Monday, August 28 due to the inclement weather.  For the most current updates on local situations, please visit www.brazosceoc.org.

 

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