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Consulate bridges health gap in immigrant community
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Consulate bridges health gap in immigrant community

Binational Health Week stresses prevention, education among population often uninsured and in need of care EL PASO, Texas (Border Report) – Some 200 El Paso residents got free health screenings, flu and COVID-19 booster shots Tuesday at the Mexican consulate. It was part of Binational Health Week, which for the past 22 years has bridged the gap between local health providers and the immigrant community. “Basically, what we do here is take their blood pressure, offer different tests so if they have any problems, they can be referred to low-cost clinics or hospitals or we can help them navigate the insurance system,” said Consul General Mauricio Ibarra Ponce de Leon. Twenty-one El Paso hospitals, nonprofits and insurance companies are partnering with the consulate to pr...