SAN DIEGO (Border Report) — Mexican consulates all through the U.S. are partnering with federal, state and native businesses, community-based organizations and volunteers to conduct well being and training actions to launch the 21st version of Binational Well being Week.
On the Mexican Consulate in San Diego, providers embrace workshops, insurance coverage referrals, vaccination campaigns and medical screenings. Some providers can be provided on-line.
Consulate officers mentioned the principle goal is to foster the well being of the Hispanic and Latino inhabitants within the U.S., growing their entry to medical providers out there within the space and enhance healthcare protection.
“No matter migratory standing or in the event that they don’t have insurance coverage, we assist them navigate the system to allow them to discover a medical dwelling,” mentioned Carlos González Gutiérrez, Mexico’s consul basic in San Diego. “We do it all year long, specifically (throughout) Binational Well being Week.
Companies provided vary from COVID-19 vaccinations to flu photographs to glucose and ldl cholesterol screenings. Free studying glasses can be found to those that want them, González Gutiérrez mentioned.
Blood strain and HIV detection additionally can be supplied in addition to referrals for psychiatric care.
“Thankfully, the Mexican Consulate has a really robust community of companions that permits us to offer these providers,” he mentioned.
Whereas the providers are a part of Binational Well being Week, González Gutiérrez says they are going to be out there weekday mornings by the month of October.
“You don’t want an appointment,” he mentioned. “You don’t have to be Mexican nationwide, American nationwide or be a authorized resident or no matter that is. No matter your immigration standing, it’s fully free. All our providers are free.
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