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2016 Report Now Available
2016 Regional Healthcare Partnership Region 4 conducted a health assessment survey in 18 Coastal Bend counties and is now available for download. CLICK HERE
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Welcome to Coastal Bend Health Finder
Coastal Bend Health Finder is a FREE online medical resource and directory helping to put healthcare providers within reach of individuals living in the 18 counties included in the study conducted by Texas A&M University.
Coastal Bend Health Finder is built with everyone in mind. Whether you are a patient or a healthcare professional, you will find Coastal Bend Health Finder as an invaluable tool for finding healthcare and support services easily and quickly.
All information is available to the general public with no logins necessary and no personal information collected to use the free service. Users will find it easier to learn about healthcare services in the Coastal Bend all without having to provide any personally identifying information.
Coastal Bend Health Finder is a public resource directory of medical and non-medical services with local agencies dedicated to health and well-being of individuals living in the following 18 counties:
|Jim Hogg County
Jim Wells County
|Live Oak County
San Patricio County
Are you looking for upcoming Community Events such as health fairs, screenings and other health related programs in your area? Click here to see available dates.
Click here to see available public health and well-being programs
Visit TexasCounties4U to find your official county's website.
Learn about Health Topics/Articles that may affect you:
Pneumococcal Disease In-Short
Pneumococcal disease is an infection caused by a type of bacteria called Streptococcus pneumoniae(pneumococcus). There are different types of pneumococcal disease, such as pneumococcal pneumonia, bacteremia, meningitis, and otitis media. Click here to learn more
Link to Texas DSHS website about Pneumococcal Influenza Vaccines
Tips to Prevent Fluid Loss (Dehydration)
Give plenty of liquids at the first sign of flu. Sick people with the flu need to drink extra fluids to keep from getting dehydrated. Mild fluid loss can most often be treated at home. Yet, severe dehydration is VERY serious and must be treated in the hospital.
Tips to prevent dehydration
- If the sick person is not eating well, encourage them to drink liquids. Avoid alcohol or drinks with caffeine in them such as colas, tea, and coffee.
- Older adults and people with kidney problems should check with their doctor about safe amounts of liquid to drink when sick.
- Offer clear fluids such as water, broth, or sports drinks.
- Use a squeeze bottle or a straw for people too weak to drink from a cup. Or offer ice chips or frozen ice pops to suck on.
- Continue to nurse or bottle feed your baby. Babies get all the fluid they need from breastfeeding or formula.
If your baby refuses to breastfeed or take formula from the bottle, call the doctor. Your doctor may recommend you give your child a special drink like Pedialyte®, which is meant to prevent dehydration.
Diabetes Public Health Resource (CDC website)