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The Bexar Healthy Beverage Coalition (BHBC) strives to raise awareness and educate the community on just how much sugar is in the beverages we drink, as well as offer suggestions on how to pick healthier choices. Here in San Antonio and South Texas, thousands of families struggle with the twin epidemics of obesity and diabetes. Experts say that sugar-packed drinks contribute to these problems. They also raise the risk of heart disease, tooth and gum disease and more.

Click here for more information and to use our sugar calculator.

Visit our website or Facebook page for a wealth of information about breastfeeding.

Dawna Mangrum - Principal Officer
COVID-19 Notice

While this Senior Nutrition site remains closed due to COVID-19, seniors needing a meal or Food Bank commodities may contact the Department of Human Services senior center nearest to them for services:

  • West End Park Senior Center, 210-207-1720
  • District 2 Senior Center, 210-207-5390
  • South Side Lions Senior Center, 210-207-1760
  • Willie Cortez Senior Center, 210-207-5295
  • District 5 Senior Center, 210-207-5270
  • Normoyle Senior Center, 210-207-5650
  • Alicia Trevino Lopez Senior Center, 210-558-0178
  • Doris Griffin Senior Center, 210-780-7444
  • Bob Ross Senior Center, 210-207-5300
  • Northeast Senior Center, 210-207-4590

Seniors may also call the Human Services Senior Services Division at 210-207-7172.

Other resources available to seniors:

  • San Antonio Food Bank Commodities, 210-431-8326
  • Meals on Wheels, 210-735-5115
  • Alamo Service Connection / Senior Services, 210-477-3275

Provides senior adults, 60 years and older, and spouses, in Bexar County, with a nutritionally balanced lunchtime meal in a congregate setting with supportive services consisting of:

  • Companionship
  • Nutrition Education
  • Basic Health Screenings
  • Social Services
  • Outreach activities
  • Recreation and Dance
  • Computer Classes*
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Exercise Classes*
  • Transportation*

    *Not available at all centers.

Age 60+ and spouse

Free

Call for program hours and other details.
COVID-19 Notice

While this Senior Nutrition site remains closed due to COVID-19, seniors needing a meal or Food Bank commodities may contact the Department of Human Services senior center nearest to them for services:

  • West End Park Senior Center, 210-207-1720
  • District 2 Senior Center, 210-207-5390
  • South Side Lions Senior Center, 210-207-1760
  • Willie Cortez Senior Center, 210-207-5295
  • District 5 Senior Center, 210-207-5270
  • Normoyle Senior Center, 210-207-5650
  • Alicia Trevino Lopez Senior Center, 210-558-0178
  • Doris Griffin Senior Center, 210-780-7444
  • Bob Ross Senior Center, 210-207-5300
  • Northeast Senior Center, 210-207-4590

Seniors may also call the Human Services Senior Services Division at 210-207-7172.

Other resources available to seniors:

  • San Antonio Food Bank Commodities, 210-431-8326
  • Meals on Wheels, 210-735-5115
  • Alamo Service Connection / Senior Services, 210-477-3275

Provides senior adults, 60 years and older, and spouses, in Bexar County, with a nutritionally balanced lunchtime meal in a congregate setting with supportive services consisting of:

  • Companionship
  • Nutrition Education
  • Basic Health Screenings
  • Social Services
  • Outreach activities
  • Recreation and Dance
  • Computer Classes*
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Exercise Classes*
  • Transportation*

    *Not available at all centers.

Age 60+ and spouse

Free

Call for program hours and other details.
COVID-19 Notice

The YWCA is following all State, City, and District mandated COVID-19 protocols.

Ventanilla De Salud (VDS), in collaboration with the Mexican Consulate, provides health education and health service referrals to the San Antonio immigrant community. The objective of the VDS is to improve access to primary and preventive health services, increase coverage in public insurance and promote a culture of health prevention for Mexicans living in the United States. In addition, VDS can provide information on educational, legal, and financial guidance.

You can also make your inquiry by email at [email protected] or by phone at (210)956-6943, (210) 227-9145 ext. 3626, or from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. at (210) 433-9922 ext. 235.

VDS operates at the Consulate of Mexico.

Monday & Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Martha Lopez - Ventanilla de Salud (VDS) Program Manager Send email
(210) 956-6943
COVID-19 Notice

In an effort to protect our clients and staff during this time, we will be screening for illness through calls and prior to appointments. We will have limited appointments available and request that support persons wait offsite. Any Woman Can is here to support you and offer you the care and compassion we are known for. Please don’t hesitate to call us.

Any Woman Can's licensed counselors, nurses, and client advocates walk alongside women in crisis by offering:

Free and confidential counseling

  • Crisis pregnancy
  • Sexual abuse or sexual assault
  • Self esteem or relationship issues
  • Anxiety, depression or emotional instability
  • Coercion into commercial sex
  • Counseling for couples


Free STI Testing

  • AWC provides STI testing for chlamydia and gonorrhea, the two of the most prevalent STI’s in San Antonio.

Free Pregnancy Tests

  • AWC offers pregnancy tests and medically accurate information about your pregnancy options. Our trained nurses and client advocates will walk alongside you throughout the process and provide unconditional support.

Free.

Tuesday - Thursday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
COVID-19 Notice

Our clinics are open but services and hours have changed. Click here for details.

All of our regional programs—Community Counseling, Get FIT, Wesley Nurse—have resumed on-site operations across our service area, and may adjust depending on local health guidelines and infection rates.

Our corporate office building is closed to the public.

Community Health Workers, or Promotores de Salud, increase wellness by reaching out to, connecting with, and engaging underserved families and communities to help improve health outcomes for themselves, their families, and the communities in which they live.

Methodist Healthcare Ministries' Community Health Workers are certified by the Texas Department of State Health (DSHS).

Services include:

  • Establishing positive, trusting relationships with community residents in or from underserved communities.
  • Helping patients/clients, families, and underserved communities overcome barriers in language and culture to better connect to quality health care services and resources.
  • Connecting underserved populations to health care services and resources.
  • Providing informal counseling, support, and follow-up home visits for patients/patients.
  • Aiding in the creation and maintenance of community partnerships, collaborations, programs, and services.
COVID-19 Notice

While the City of San Antonio Department of Human Services operated Senior Centers and Nutrition Sites are temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Declaration, meals and San Antonio Food Bank commodities are available for pickup or delivery by the Department of Human Services.

All Senior Center members enrolled in the Senior Nutrition Program will receive meal distributions and San Antonio Food Bank commodities at the senior centers during the closure. Seniors needing a meal or Food Bank commodities may contact the Department of Human Services senior center nearest to them for services:

  • West End Park Senior Center, 210-207-1720
  • District 2 Senior Center, 210-207-5390\South Side Lions Senior Center, 210-207-1760\Willie Cortez Senior Center, 210-207-5295
  • District 5 Senior Center, 210-207-5270
  • Normoyle Senior Center, 210-207-5650
  • Alicia Treviño Lopez Senior Center, 210-558-0178
  • Doris Griffin Senior Center, 210-780-7444
  • Bob Ross Senior Center, 210-207-5300
  • Northeast Senior Center, 210-207-4590

Seniors may also call the Human Services Senior Services Division at 210-207-7172.

Other resources available to seniors:

  • San Antonio Food Bank Commodities, 210-431-8326
  • Meals on Wheels, 210-735-5115
  • Alamo Service Connection / Senior Services, 210-477-3275

Provides senior adults, 60 years and older, and spouses, in Bexar County, with a nutritionally balanced lunchtime meal in a congregate setting with supportive services consisting of:

  • Companionship
  • Nutrition Education
  • Basic Health Screenings
  • Social Services
  • Outreach activities
  • Recreation and Dance
  • Computer Classes*
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Exercise Classes*
  • Transportation*

    *Not available at all centers.

Age 60+ and spouses

Free

Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
COVID-19 Notice

Click here to see COVID-19 updates and guidelines from the Office of the Archdiocese.

Provides senior adults, 60 years and older, and spouses, in Bexar County, with a nutritionally balanced lunchtime meal in a congregate setting with supportive services consisting of:

  • Free Meals
  • Health Screen
  • Nutrition Education
  • Relationship Building
  • Support Network

60 years + and spouses.

Free.

Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
COVID-19 Notice

Our clinics are open but services and hours have changed. Click here for details.

All of our regional programs—Community Counseling, Get FIT, Wesley Nurse—have resumed on-site operations across our service area, and may adjust depending on local health guidelines and infection rates.

Our corporate office building is closed to the public.

Community Health Workers, or Promotores de Salud, increase wellness by reaching out to, connecting with, and engaging underserved families and communities to help improve health outcomes for themselves, their families, and the communities in which they live.

Methodist Healthcare Ministries' Community Health Workers are certified by the Texas Department of State Health (DSHS).

Services include:

  • Establishing positive, trusting relationships with community residents in or from underserved communities.
  • Helping patients/clients, families, and underserved communities overcome barriers in language and culture to better connect to quality health care services and resources.
  • Connecting underserved populations to health care services and resources.
  • Providing informal counseling, support, and follow-up home visits for patients/patients.
  • Aiding in the creation and maintenance of community partnerships, collaborations, programs, and services.
0.71 miles away, 400 N Frio, San Antonio, TX, 78207 , D5
COVID-19 Notice

While this Senior Nutrition site remains closed due to COVID-19, seniors needing a meal or Food Bank commodities may contact the Department of Human Services senior center nearest to them for services:

  • West End Park Senior Center, 210-207-1720
  • District 2 Senior Center, 210-207-5390
  • South Side Lions Senior Center, 210-207-1760
  • Willie Cortez Senior Center, 210-207-5295
  • District 5 Senior Center, 210-207-5270
  • Normoyle Senior Center, 210-207-5650
  • Alicia Trevino Lopez Senior Center, 210-558-0178
  • Doris Griffin Senior Center, 210-780-7444
  • Bob Ross Senior Center, 210-207-5300
  • Northeast Senior Center, 210-207-4590

Seniors may also call the Human Services Senior Services Division at 210-207-7172.

Other resources available to seniors:

  • San Antonio Food Bank Commodities, 210-431-8326
  • Meals on Wheels, 210-735-5115
  • Alamo Service Connection / Senior Services, 210-477-3275

Provides senior adults, 60 years and older, and spouses, in Bexar County, with a nutritionally balanced lunchtime meal in a congregate setting with supportive services consisting of:

  • Companionship
  • Nutrition Education
  • Basic Health Screenings
  • Social Services
  • Outreach activities
  • Recreation and Dance
  • Computer Classes*
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Exercise Classes*
  • Transportation*

    *Not available at all centers.

Age 60+ and spouse

Free

Call for program hours and other details.
COVID-19 Notice

Our clinics are open but services and hours have changed. Click here for details.

All of our regional programs—Community Counseling, Get FIT, Wesley Nurse—have resumed on-site operations across our service area, and may adjust depending on local health guidelines and infection rates.

Our corporate office building is closed to the public.

A Wesley Nurse is a faith-based community nurse. The professional practice of the Wesley Nurse is not limited to the physical dimension of medical needs; rather, it includes a mind, body and spirit holistic approach.

Programs and services include:

  • Health education
  • Individualized diabetes education
  • Diabetic supplies
  • Referral assistance
  • Facilitation of resources
  • Exercise classes

While the Wesley Nurse program is a component of Methodist Healthcare Ministries' ecumenical outreach and located within churches, it does not teach a set of denominational beliefs.

All members of the community are welcome.

Free.

Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Iris Chavez - Nurse
(210) 227-0546

Early Head Start provides comprehensive child and family development services for low-income families with infants and toddlers ages birth to three years. Early Head Start provides early, continuous, intensive and comprehensive child development and family support services on a year-round basis. The purpose of the program is to enhance children's physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development for school readiness; to support parents' efforts to fulfill their parental roles; and to help parents move toward self-sufficiency. AVANCE-San Antonio offers a two-option program for children and their families consisting of Home-based Option and Center-based Option providing services at licensed Childhood Development Centers. At all times Early Head Start services at least 10% children with disabilities.

Services Provided:
• Infant/Toddler Child Development Classrooms
• Early Childhood Education and Development
• Services for Infants & Toddlers with Special Needs
• Bilingual and Dual Language

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old.

Our Early Head Start-Childcare Partnership (EHS-CCP) Program recruits families receiving Child Care Services (CCS). Often times, CCS requires a co-payment, and families are responsible for paying their own co-payment directly to each child care center.

COVID-19 Notice

While this Senior Nutrition site remains closed due to COVID-19, seniors needing a meal or Food Bank commodities may contact the Department of Human Services senior center nearest to them for services:

  • West End Park Senior Center, 210-207-1720
  • District 2 Senior Center, 210-207-5390
  • South Side Lions Senior Center, 210-207-1760
  • Willie Cortez Senior Center, 210-207-5295
  • District 5 Senior Center, 210-207-5270
  • Normoyle Senior Center, 210-207-5650
  • Alicia Trevino Lopez Senior Center, 210-558-0178
  • Doris Griffin Senior Center, 210-780-7444
  • Bob Ross Senior Center, 210-207-5300
  • Northeast Senior Center, 210-207-4590

Seniors may also call the Human Services Senior Services Division at 210-207-7172.

Other resources available to seniors:

  • San Antonio Food Bank Commodities, 210-431-8326
  • Meals on Wheels, 210-735-5115
  • Alamo Service Connection / Senior Services, 210-477-3275

Provides senior adults, 60 years and older, and spouses, in Bexar County, with a nutritionally balanced lunchtime meal in a congregate setting with supportive services consisting of:

  • Companionship
  • Nutrition Education
  • Basic Health Screenings
  • Social Services
  • Outreach activities
  • Recreation and Dance
  • Computer Classes*
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Exercise Classes*
  • Transportation*

    *Not available at all centers.

Age 60+ and spouse

Free

Call for program hours and other details.
COVID-19 Notice

While this Senior Nutrition site remains closed due to COVID-19, seniors needing a meal or Food Bank commodities may contact the Department of Human Services senior center nearest to them for services:

  • West End Park Senior Center, 210-207-1720
  • District 2 Senior Center, 210-207-5390
  • South Side Lions Senior Center, 210-207-1760
  • Willie Cortez Senior Center, 210-207-5295
  • District 5 Senior Center, 210-207-5270
  • Normoyle Senior Center, 210-207-5650
  • Alicia Trevino Lopez Senior Center, 210-558-0178
  • Doris Griffin Senior Center, 210-780-7444
  • Bob Ross Senior Center, 210-207-5300
  • Northeast Senior Center, 210-207-4590

Seniors may also call the Human Services Senior Services Division at 210-207-7172.

Other resources available to seniors:

  • San Antonio Food Bank Commodities, 210-431-8326
  • Meals on Wheels, 210-735-5115
  • Alamo Service Connection / Senior Services, 210-477-3275

Provides senior adults, 60 years and older, and spouses, in Bexar County, with a nutritionally balanced lunchtime meal in a congregate setting with supportive services consisting of:

  • Companionship
  • Nutrition Education
  • Basic Health Screenings
  • Social Services
  • Outreach activities
  • Recreation and Dance
  • Computer Classes*
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Exercise Classes*
  • Transportation*

    *Not available at all centers.

Age 60+ and spouse

Free

Call for program hours and other details.

Healthy Relationships is a multisession, small-group, skills-building program for men and women living with HIV/AIDS. The program is designed to reduce participants’ stress related to safer sexual behaviors and disclosure of their serostatus to family, friends, and sex partners. The program is based on Social Cognitive Theory, which states that persons learn by observing other people successfully practice new behavior.

  • Defining stress and reinforcing coping skills with HIV-positive people across three life areas:
  • Disclosing to family and friends
  • Disclosing to sex partners, and
  • Building healthier and safer relationships
  • Using modeling, role-play, and feedback to teach and practice skills related to coping with stress.
  • Teaching decision-making skills around the issue of disclosure of HIV status.
  • Providing participants with personal feedback reports to motivate a change of risky behaviors and continuance of protective behaviors.
  • Using popular movie clips to set up scenarios around disclosure and risk reduction to stimulate discussions and role-plays.

Click here for more information or to register.

Many Men, Many Voices (3MV) is a seven-session, a group-level intervention developed to prevent HIV and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) among black men who have sex with men (MSM) who may or may not identify themselves as gay. The intervention addresses factors that influence the behavior of black MSM: cultural, social, and religious norms; interactions between HIV and other STDs; sexual relationship dynamics; and the social influences that racism and homophobia have on HIV risk behaviors.

  • Enhance self-esteem related to racial identity and sexual behavior.
  • Educate clients about HIV risk and sensitize them to personal risk.
  • Educate clients about interactions between HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases and sensitize them to personal risk.
  • Develop risk reduction strategies.
  • Build a menu of behavioral options for HIV and other STD risk reduction, including those that one can act on individuals and those that require partner involvement.
  • Train in risk reduction behavioral skills.
  • Enhance self-efficacy related to behavioral skills.
  • Train in partner communication and negotiation.
  • Provide social support and relapse prevention.

Click here to for more information or to register.

Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM Saturday: 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM

AARC is one of the largest and most experienced providers of LGBT health and mental health care, supported by a culturally sensitive team working to advance the care and treatment of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender people.

Primary Care: AARC’s Health Equity Clinic (HEC) provides a safe space for licensed medical staff to conduct intakes and medical assessments while offering treatment services for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community in San Antonio, which historically one of the most medically underserved populations in South Texas. AARC contracts with LGBT and LGBT-friendly physicians and clinicians who are culturally sensitive and representative of the communities served. In addition to primary medical care, AARC Health Equity Clinic staff offer comprehensive information, referral, PrEP, HIV care and patient navigation services for LGBT patients and consumers.

AARC will utilize its LGBT clinic for health services outreach and education to LGBT organizations and the community throughout San Antonio. AARC Health Equity Clinic services are offered with respect and compassion for the diverse community we represent and serve.

HIV Specialty Care: AARC’S Health Equity Clinic offers people living with HIV a wide range of support services, including leading-edge medical care. AARC’s wrap-around care model practices a holistic approach to treatment, helping clients manage all aspects of living with HIV, through counseling, nutritional advice, and transportation support.

Nutritional Sercices: AARC provides home-delivered meals (Meals on Wheels) to individuals who are on home hospice, home health or who have been recently released from the hospital as well as on-site meals for those with multiple medical and social service appointments. All nutritional services are coordinated through AARC’s registered dietitian.

Pharmacy services include:

  • Private consultations with staff members who can answer your questions about medications, especially HIV-drug regimens and side effects
  • Free, confidential delivery in San Antonio (some restrictions apply)
  • Prescription refill assistance program
  • On-site assistance in English and Spanish

If you’re a client of our health center, pharmacy staff will work closely with your physician, nurse, nutritionist, case manager, and/or mental health provider to help you achieve your health care goals. (Pharmacy hours and phone: Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM; 210.231.0383)

Behavioral Health: Mental Health Services are provided to individuals and families who are dealing with various life stressors. These services are conducted in a group or individual setting, and provided by Licensed Professional Counselors. All behavioral health programs are overseen by Howard Rogers, M.A., AARC’s Executive Director, also a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and by Dr. Robert Jimenez, AARC’s Medical Director, a psychiatrist with a history of working with individuals living with HIV.

  • Spanish and bilingual services are available.
  • The prescribing and monitoring of psychotropic medications to individuals with a diagnosed mental disorder and are provided by a licensed physician.
  • The provision of prevention and treatment to address substance abuse problems (including alcohol, legal and illicit drugs) in an outpatient setting. Substance Abuse groups revolve around an evidence based approach to treating substance abuse and involve both group as well as individual support.

We accept Ambetter, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Humana, United Health Care, Medicaid, and Medicare, Superior. If you are uninsured, we can help determine your eligibility for medical and drug assistance programs.

Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

The P.U.S.H (People Understanding Sexual Health) program, provides testing, outreach, and education to the community as well as linkage to care for HIV-positive individuals.

  • HIV-STI testing:
    o HIV testing is confidential with results in 60 seconds
    o HEP C testing results in 20 minutes
    o Syphilis testing is blood drawn and you will be contacted with results.
  • Pre-exposure prophylaxis:
    o PrEP is a medication that can help prevent HIV infection. It involves taking a pill called Truvada which, if taken daily over a period of time, can prevent HIV from infecting healthy cells. Meet with one of our doctors or other PrEP Navigator to learn whether PrEP is right for you. If it is, we can write and fill a prescription for it.
    o PEP is medication that has been shown to prevent HIV infection after exposure, if you’re treated within 72 hours.
    o To schedule a free PrEP consultation call us at 210-625-7216, or drop by.
  • PrEP Patient Navigation: AARC’s PrEP navigator provides general information about PrEP and nPEP. AARC has also started prescribing PrEP at its newly opened LGBT Health Equity Clinic.
    o Assessing if PrEP is right for you.
    o Provide education on prevention topics, including PrEP/PEP, consistent and correct condom use, safer sex practices, risk reduction, regular STI and HIV testing, and the importance of mental health and substance use issues in relation to HIV risk.
    o Assist with the selection of a clinical site offering PrEP/PEP or an HIV testing site and coordinate referral process, and maintain communication with referral site and the client to ensure linkage to care.
    o Provides assistance with eligibility for PrEP financial assistance and application process.
    o Provide assistance with appointment scheduling, accompaniment, and appointment reminders as needed.
    o Provide support around linkage to other services needed, such as mental health care, substance abuse counseling, employment services, support groups, and basic needs.
  • Health Education Risk Reduction (H.E.R.R): AARC’s HERR program provides support and Health education and Risk Reduction through client individual and group education sessions. Clients are provided information on HIV and HIV-Health related issues that demonstrates the importance of medical adherence and disease management.
Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Social Services provided by AARC include:

  • Case Management: Medical and Non-medical case management help individuals living with HIV/AIDS become self–sufficient and virally suppressed. Case managers utilize assessments, care coordination, advocacy for options and services to meet client’s comprehensive health needs.
    • Referrals to community resources
    • Medication and medical adherence
    • Linkage to medical care
    • Assist with obtaining HIV medication
    • Assist with applications for medical benefits
    • Client-centered services
  • Health Insurance: The Health Insurance Premium–Aids Pharmaceutical Assistance (HIPCSA) program is intended to help HIV positive individuals continue medical care without gaps in health insurance coverage or disruption of treatment. This includes premium payments, office visit/lab co-payments, deductibles and medication co-pays. Funds are NOT available for co-payments associated with hospitalization and/or emergency room care.
  • Housing Services: Alamo Area Resource Center maintains an affordable housing data base and provides housing referral and placement services. AARC also provides HOPWA Short Term Rental, Mortgage, Utility assistance (STRMU), Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) and housing case management for those who qualify.
  • Patient Navigation: Patient navigation is a process by which an individual—a patient navigator—guides patients with HIV through and around barriers in the complex care system to help ensure timely diagnosis and treatment.
  • Outreach Services: Outreach Services is the identification of people with unknown HIV disease, as well as those who know their status but are out-of-care. For help receiving or returning to care contact 210-204-5964.
  • Thrive Early Intervention: Assists individuals recently diagnosed with HIV or those with HIV who have not yet established a regimen of regular medical care.
  • Transportation: AARC transportation offers a shared-ride service for consumers that because of their disability are unable to access the public transit system. The purpose is to transport our clients to and from their medical appointments. If an AARC shuttle van is not available, we may transport you in a contracted vehicle, such as a taxi. Hours and direct line: Mon-Fri: 8am–4:30pm; 210-625-7222
  • Support Groups: Alamo Area Resource Center (AARC) offers and provides space for a variety of different types of discussion, harm reduction, therapy, support and Healthy Relationship groups. Some are presented by AARC, while others are peer-led, organized, and presented by groups or entities not affiliated with AARC. Groups are free to attend and RSVP is not necessary unless stated otherwise. For information about each group and/or to learn about attendance guidelines, restrictions or requirements, contact our Behavioral Health Department at 210-591-0216

During your first visit with us, you will be meeting with our Intake Specialist who will collect all the eligibility documents as well as our agency documents in order to be eligible for services. You can expect to spend about 30-50 minutes with the Intake Specialist.

Be prepared to bring:

  • Proof of positivity
  • Proof of income
  • Proof of residency
  • Picture I.D

For information on various health issues and information, please visit the links provided below:

Click here for information on mental health.

Click here for information on nutrition and diet.

Click here for information on senior health issues.

Click here for other health tips and advice.

Click here to contact us.

Free.

Judy Strange - Founder
COVID-19 Notice

Our clinics are open but services and hours have changed. Click here for details.

All of our regional programs—Community Counseling, Get FIT, Wesley Nurse—have resumed on-site operations across our service area, and may adjust depending on local health guidelines and infection rates.

Our corporate office building is closed to the public.

Community Health Workers, or Promotores de Salud, increase wellness by reaching out to, connecting with, and engaging underserved families and communities to help improve health outcomes for themselves, their families, and the communities in which they live.

Methodist Healthcare Ministries' Community Health Workers are certified by the Texas Department of State Health (DSHS).

Services include:

  • Establishing positive, trusting relationships with community residents in or from underserved communities.
  • Helping patients/clients, families, and underserved communities overcome barriers in language and culture to better connect to quality health care services and resources.
  • Connecting underserved populations to health care services and resources.
  • Providing informal counseling, support, and follow-up home visits for patients/patients.
  • Aiding in the creation and maintenance of community partnerships, collaborations, programs, and services.
COVID-19 Notice

Any Baby Can (ABC) is responding to the COVID-19 crisis by supporting families raising children and youth with special needs.

During this crisis, we need your support more than ever. Many of our families are not able to work at this time, and their needs continue to increase. Please consider giving to Any Baby Can as we help provide emergency relief.

Any Body Can is an exercise program designed specifically for people with unique learning abilities. The kit includes everything you need for a well-rounded exercise program. The whole family can benefit! The director of the health and wellness program holds a Masters Degree in Kinesiology.

The child must reside in either Bexar, Atascosa, Bandera, Blanco, Caldwell, Comal, Edwards, Frio, Gillespie, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Hays, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Medina, Real, Uvalde or Wilson County.

Free.

Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Alfred Chavira - Wellness Services Program Director
(210) 227-0170

Four times each year, in partnership with the Christian Medical and Dental Association, we host an 8-hour Health and Wellness Day where individuals can receive free dental and medical care.

Most dental procedures are offered, from X-rays and exams to restorative procedures and oral surgery.

Medical care normally includes pain management, HIV/AIDS testing, immunizations, women's health, and health education.

Our primary target is the chronically homeless individual without care, but we also serve the situationally homeless and under-served populations as space allows.

Contact Church Under the Bridge for next date and times.
Dianne Talbert - Director Send email
(210) 569-4026

We are a networking organization for the women of Dress for Success, a place to empower yourself, a place to give back.
At a PWG meeting, we begin with networking time and then a speaker shares in their area of expertise.

Topics taught and discussed include:

  • Financial Literacy
  • Health and Wellness
  • Balancing Work and Life
  • Time Management
  • Professional Development
  • Professional Image Consulting

Women only.

Free.

Second Thursday: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (Networking time is available 30 minutes before the meeting.)
Kenna Rickett - Co-leader Send email
(210) 737-1515
Lorraine Hernandez - Co-leader
COVID-19 Notice

While this Senior Nutrition site remains closed due to COVID-19, seniors needing a meal or Food Bank commodities may contact the Department of Human Services senior center nearest to them for services:

  • West End Park Senior Center, 210-207-1720
  • District 2 Senior Center, 210-207-5390
  • South Side Lions Senior Center, 210-207-1760
  • Willie Cortez Senior Center, 210-207-5295
  • District 5 Senior Center, 210-207-5270
  • Normoyle Senior Center, 210-207-5650
  • Alicia Trevino Lopez Senior Center, 210-558-0178
  • Doris Griffin Senior Center, 210-780-7444
  • Bob Ross Senior Center, 210-207-5300
  • Northeast Senior Center, 210-207-4590

Seniors may also call the Human Services Senior Services Division at 210-207-7172.

Other resources available to seniors:

  • San Antonio Food Bank Commodities, 210-431-8326
  • Meals on Wheels, 210-735-5115
  • Alamo Service Connection / Senior Services, 210-477-3275

Provides senior adults, 60 years and older, and spouses, in Bexar County, with a nutritionally balanced lunchtime meal in a congregate setting with supportive services consisting of:

  • Companionship
  • Nutrition Education
  • Basic Health Screenings
  • Social Services
  • Outreach activities
  • Recreation and Dance
  • Computer Classes*
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Exercise Classes*
  • Transportation*

    *Not available at all centers.

Age 60+ and spouse

Free

Call for program hours and other details.
COVID-19 Notice

To protect the health and safety of the community, and to assure continued care for our patients due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we have made temporary changes to our services and appointment schedules to include:

  1. We are now offering Curbside Services for patients presenting with upper respiratory conditions so that we can isolate them within their vehicles. Click here for details. (Note: This service is not available at our Metropolitan Women’s Campus and our Medical Center Campus.)
  2. We are now offering Telemedicine Services when appropriate. Click here for details.

If you think you’ve been exposed to the virus but are not experiencing any symptoms, please self-quarantine for 14 days.

If you develop symptoms, please call and let our Service Representative know that you would like to schedule an appointment using our curbside services and be seen at a location currently providing testing. Testing is done on a first-come, first-serve basis and may be limited.

General Women’s Care:

  • Family Planning
  • Pre-Pregnancy Counseling
  • Free Pregnancy Testing
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases Counseling and Treatment
  • Well-Woman Care (Annual Physical)
  • Gynecological Problems

Obstetric Care:

  • Prenatal Orientation/Education
  • Prenatal Care
  • Obstetric Deliveries
  • Post-Partum Education
Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
COVID-19 Notice

To protect the health and safety of the community, and to assure continued care for our patients due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we have made temporary changes to our services and appointment schedules to include:

  1. We are now offering Curbside Services for patients presenting with upper respiratory conditions so that we can isolate them within their vehicles. Click here for details. (Note: This service is not available at our Metropolitan Women’s Campus and our Medical Center Campus.)
  2. We are now offering Telemedicine Services when appropriate. Click here for details.

If you think you’ve been exposed to the virus but are not experiencing any symptoms, please self-quarantine for 14 days.

If you develop symptoms, please call and let our Service Representative know that you would like to schedule an appointment using our curbside services and be seen at a location currently providing testing. Testing is done on a first-come, first-serve basis and may be limited.

CommuniCare Health Centers provides women of all ages with access to the care and information they need to make informed decisions regarding their own physical health. We offer the following services in our Women’s Health Program:

  • Pre-Pregnancy Counseling
  • Free Pregnancy Testing
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases Counseling and Treatment
  • Well-Woman Care (Annual Physical)
  • Gynecological Problems
  • Clinical Breast Exam
  • Diagnostic Services
  • Screening Mammograms
  • Pap Smears
Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
0.94 miles away, 222 S Comal, San Antonio, TX, 78207 , D5
COVID-19 Notice

COVID protocols are in place.

At the Bexar County Reentry Center, we believe that everyone deserves an opportunity to overcome the things that brought them into the criminal justice system. Everyone deserves a second chance to realize their full potential and to become a happy, fulfilled, productive citizen. Programs available through the center can increase a formerly incarcerated persons’ level of employability, help them obtain higher levels of education or vocational training, and give them pride of ownership in our community.

This program is for formerly incarcerated individuals who need resources to successfully transition back into the community.

Free.

Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM By appointment ONLY To make an appointment with a Reentry Technician, please call (210) 335-8744.
COVID-19 Notice

The Promotora are staying in regular contact with their families via phone calls and video chat, and they are also conducting at-home visits. Promotoras are developing individualized plans for their families, and they will be in touch with each of their families to review their plan.

Promotoras are state-certified community health workers who offer in-home parenting courses focusing on parenting strengths, growth and development of children, establishing nuturing routines, and guiding children's behavior. The parent education classes uses hands-on curriculum with a concurrent children's program, educational groups, follow-up services, and networking activities. The goal is to ensure children are kindergarten ready and children have a safe, nuturing home.

A unique pilot program created by Councilwoman Gonzales, along with Family Service, it uses a peer-to-peer mentor model, allowing trained community members know as Promotoras, also parents in the same targeted zip code areas, to provide valuable in-home healthcare education to families.

Residents in 78207 zip code.

COVID-19 Notice

Our clinics are open but services and hours have changed. Click here for details.

All of our regional programs—Community Counseling, Get FIT, Wesley Nurse—have resumed on-site operations across our service area, and may adjust depending on local health guidelines and infection rates.

Our corporate office building is closed to the public.

Community Health Workers, or Promotores de Salud, increase wellness by reaching out to, connecting with, and engaging underserved families and communities to help improve health outcomes for themselves, their families, and the communities in which they live.

Methodist Healthcare Ministries' Community Health Workers are certified by the Texas Department of State Health (DSHS).

Services include:

  • Establishing positive, trusting relationships with community residents in or from underserved communities.
  • Helping patients/clients, families, and underserved communities overcome barriers in language and culture to better connect to quality health care services and resources.
  • Connecting underserved populations to health care services and resources.
  • Providing informal counseling, support, and follow-up home visits for patients/patients.
  • Aiding in the creation and maintenance of community partnerships, collaborations, programs, and services.
COVID-19 Notice

Our clinics are open but services and hours have changed. Click here for details.

All of our regional programs—Community Counseling, Get FIT, Wesley Nurse—have resumed on-site operations across our service area, and may adjust depending on local health guidelines and infection rates.

Our corporate office building is closed to the public.

A Wesley Nurse is a faith-based community nurse. The professional practice of the Wesley Nurse is not limited to the physical dimension of medical needs; rather, it includes a mind, body and spirit holistic approach.

Programs and services include:

  • Health education
  • Individualized diabetes education
  • Diabetic supplies
  • Referral assistance
  • Facilitation of resources
  • Exercise classes

While the Wesley Nurse program is a component of Methodist Healthcare Ministries' ecumenical outreach and located within churches, it does not teach a set of denominational beliefs.

All members of the community are welcome.

Free.

Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Eydie Johnson - Nurse
(210) 222-8310