No appointment is necessary because clients are seen on a walk-in basis during immunization hours. Immunization hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM until 11:45 AM and 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM. In addition, immunizations are also given until 6:00 PM on the 1st Tuesday of each month.
**Be sure to bring any shot records you have for your child when you come to the clinic**
- For more information on child immunization, http://www.dshs.texas.gov/immunize/Schedule/schedule_child.shtm
- For more information on adult immunizations, https://www.cdc.gov/Features/AdultImmunizations/
- For more information on travel immunization, https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list
You may also contact the Health District at (325) 692-5600 for information on the vaccination requirements for the areas you plan to visit.
The Health District investigates communicable diseases and can be reached at (325) 692-5600. Doctors, hospitals, and laboratories are required to report certain communicable diseases to the Health District.
Reported diseases are investigated in order to minimize risks of transmitting the disease to others, and to determine appropriate public health interventions to reduce risks to the community.
Confidential testing for HIV is available at the MERCY Health Care Center located at 1902 Shelton Street. Rapid HIV testing is available to patients that qualify medically. Testing and treatment for other sexually transmitted diseases is also offered for a small co-pay. The STD clinic is a walk- in clinic that opens at 8 am, Monday- Thursday. Patients will be seen on a first come, first served basis with a limited number of available appointments each day. Consult for PrEP services is also available through the STD clinic by appointment only. Free STD testing is the first Monday of every month from 8-10 am and 1-3 pm.
For additional information or to schedule an appointment, please call (325) 676-6634 ext 202
Family Planning services include a physical exam, education, STD screening and selected method of contraception. LARCs (IUD and nexplanon) are available for insertion at the time of your appointment. We also offer preconception counseling and early prenatal appointments. Call (325) 676-6634 for more information about eligibility or to schedule an appointment. M.E.R.C.Y. Health Care Center is located at 1902 Shelton Street. Monday-Friday 8-12/1-5. (325) 676-6634.
A qualified applicant may obtain a certified copy of a birth certificate at the Health District Vital Statistics Office. We can retrieve records from any county in the State of Texas. For a birth certificate application form, visit Vital Statistics.
Certificates are available for pickup the following business day after a completed request and payment is received in our office and a photo ID is required to receive a vital record.
The following persons may apply:
- Individual requesting his/her own birth certificate
- Parent or guardian of the individual named on the certificate. Proof of guardianship is required.
- A legal representative of the individual named on the certificate, parent or guardian. The representative must have a letter signed by the person, parent or guardian which has been certified by a notary public stating that the representative has permission to obtain the birth certificate.
- Court of law
Vital record application forms are available in our office for all other states within the U.S., or you may visit the National Center for Health Statistics website at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/w2w.htm.
If you need to make corrections to a birth certificate, applications may be obtained from the Vital Statistics office. You will need to:
- Have the application signed in front of a notary by the attending physician, the parent, an older sister or brother. If the child is a minor, both parents must sign the affidavit.
- Mail the application with the appropriate fee to Austin, Texas. To determine the cost, visit http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/vs/reqproc/amendment.shtm.
You'll be notified within four to six months about the correction. If you need to add a father's name, you can either file a paternity form or obtain a court order.
The forms you need are available at the Vital Statistics office, and our staff is available to assist you. Please call (325) 692-5600 to set up an appointment.
A certified copy of a death certificate may be obtained at our office. The following persons may apply:
- Immediate family (Spouse, parent, grandparents, sister, brother, child)
- Authorized representative of a surviving relative of the deceased (Estate's executor or attorney)
- Funeral director who was in charge of the final disposition of the body of the deceased
- An individual who has a proven legal need
- Court of law
A photo I.D. is required to pick up a vital record.
The request form and additional instructions are available by visiting Vital Statistics