SAN DIEGO (Border Report) – Mexican consulates across the United States have partnered with federal, state and local government agencies, community organizations, and thousands of volunteers to conduct a range of health and d education to launch the 21st edition of Binational Health Week.
At the Mexican Consulate in San Diego, services will include workshops, insurance referrals, vaccination campaigns and medical exams, some services will be offered online.
Consulate officials said the main goal is to promote the health of the Hispanic and Latino population in the United States, increasing their access to medical services available in the region and improving health care coverage.
“Regardless of their immigration status or if they don’t have insurance, we help them navigate the system so that they can find a nursing home, we do this throughout the year, in particular during Binational Health Week, ”said Carlos González Gutiérrez, Consul General of Mexico. in San Diego.
González Gutiérrez said the services offered range from COVID-19 vaccinations and flu shots to glucose and cholesterol tests. Even free reading glasses are available for those who might need them.
Blood pressure and HIV testing will also be provided along with referrals for psychiatric care.
“Fortunately, the Mexican Consulate has a very strong network of partners that allows us to provide these services. “
While the services are part of “Binational Health Week,” González Gutiérrez says they will be available on weekday mornings throughout October.
“You don’t need an appointment, you don’t need to be Mexican, American or legal
resident or whatever it is whatever your immigration status it is completely free, all our services are free.