As students get ready for summer, the Brownsville Independent School District is prepping for a new project that puts its students health first.
The school district and the UTRGV School of Medicine have partnered up to provide a mobile unit that will give students access to primary medical services three times a month— all at no cost.
With the city of Brownsville being one of the poorest cities in the country, Brownsville ISD Superintendent Dr. Esperanza Zendejas says it’s important to have these types of resources available to families that need them the most.
“This initiative of providing health care to our families is a major value to Brownsville,” Zendejas said. “Some of our students that normally don’t have health care are going to be able to have access.”
Brownsville ISD Heath Services Administrator Rosy Pones has been working on this initiative with the university. She says it’s part of a two-year commitment.
“The mobile unit has a physician, a physician assistant, a nurse, they bring counselors,” Pones said. “So, essentially, they provide care for the whole child.”
The mobile unit will be at the Brownsville ISD Sam’s Memorial Stadium parking lot on May 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.