Community Health Workers

What is a Community Health Worker? 

Community Health Workers are available at Uvalde Memorial Hospital and are advocates for individual and community health needs. Community Health Workers are bi-lingual and want to help you find health care and other benefits for your family. This information will connect you to a Community Health Worker who will help you locate community resources close to home.

Community Health Workers will help you find: 

  • A primary care physician 
  • A specialty doctor 
  • Financial assistance 
  • Medication assistance 
  • Food sources 
  • Long-term medical care to keep you healthy and manage chronic illness and keep you out of the hospital

Community Health Workers can also help you find community resources that can assist you with: 

  • Emotional support 
  • Mental health support 
  • Rent and utility assistance 
  • Arranging transportation 
  • Health education 
  • Medical assistance 
  • Prescription assistance 
  • Public education and awareness programs 
  • Senior services-recreation and social activities 
  • Referrals for emergency food-food banks, pantries, prepared meals 
  • Referrals for housing/shelters 
  • Mother and infant resources 
  • Informal counseling

You can reach a Community Health Worker at (830) 278-6251 ext. 1452, 1453, 1454, or 1309.