ERIC Number: ED088640
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Annual Medical Report of the Coastal Bend Migrant Council Health Project, San Patricio Migrant Health Center (Texas), 1973-1974.
Krebethe, William F.
The primary goal of the migrant health project in San Patricio County, Texas was to establish out-patient family health care for migrant and seasonal farmworkers. Several accomplishments were made. By using a physician assistant, the clinic was able to add an additional work without the necessity of extending their hours. The dental services have been expanded to a 3-day week. A cardiac clinic is held once a month for migrant parents and children. These patients are given a chest X-ray, a complete physical, and a developmental history, followed up with electrocardiograms. A surgical clinic is also held once a month by a pediatric surgeon. A weekly foot clinic is held by a podiatrist. A new additional health service is the optometric consultant for patients requiring glasses. In social services, an additional nun, who specializes in child guidance, was added. Inclusion of other physicians within the county who treat patients in their own offices has relieved some of the transportation burden. The exciting accomplishment was the addition of hospitalization. Other services provided are an obstetrical clinic, ambulance services, and the registration and issuing of cards to attract migrants to the clinic. (FF)
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Braceros, Clinics, Community Support, Dental Health, Environmental Technicians, Health Occupations, Health Programs, Health Services, Medical Services, Migrant Health Services, Migrants, Optometrists, Physicians, Program Descriptions, Seasonal Laborers, Social Services, State Programs
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Sponsor: Public Health Service (DHEW), Washington, DC. Migrant Health Service.
Authoring Institution: Coastal Bend Migrant Council, Mathis, TX. San Patricio Migrant Health Center.
Identifiers - Location: Texas