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Castro County EMS named 2018 Parade Marshals

Castro County Healthcare is proud to have the team of first responders provided by Castro County EMS. Due to their efforts and continuous care for Castro County, the Fair Association has awarded them as the 2018 Parade Marshals. The anonymous nomination stated how Castro County EMS goes above and beyond their duties. The crew care about the community and its members by doing things not necessarily job related, not because they are asked to but because they want to. Castro County EMS provides emergent and non-emergent transportation of the sick [...]

September 6th, 2018|

Save a Life, Vaccinate

As an adult, you need vaccinations too. There are thousands of adults in the U.S. every year that become ill from infectious diseases. Castro County Healthcare Wellness Team wants to help the community receive all vaccinations they need through their community health fair. “It is important for people to not get vaccinated too early,” said Dana Cobb, Chief of Nursing at Plains Memorial Hospital. “You really want to get vaccinated during October so the vaccination will have enough time to react in your body properly, and last throughout the flu [...]

September 6th, 2018|

Healthy Life from the Start

August is National Immunization Awareness Month and it is a good reminder that everyone needs vaccines throughout their lives. Start early and get vaccinated during pregnancy. Finding out you are pregnant is a life changer. During your pregnancy, your mind is full of baby names, nursey colors, gender reveal party themes and ideas, and what you should be taking and eating; but you should be thinking about what vaccines you need. Vaccines are not just to protect you against diseases while pregnant, but are for your future child. Vaccinations while [...]

August 15th, 2018|

Healthy Eating Made Simple with Ideal Protein

Success stories, working out, healthier lifestyle, on-the-go food, or simple to follow; whatever your reason for considering a weight loss program is, let Castro County Healthcare in association with Ideal Protein help you achieve your goals. In July of 2017, Castro County Healthcare had their first Ideal Protein participant, Deana Beames. As of Friday, August 10, 2018, the CCHD Ideal Protein Program has lost a total of 1,132 pounds combined between all participants, with Beams 70 pounds lost included. “After years of struggling with diets this is the only one [...]

August 15th, 2018|

Safety in School Zones

It is that time again! The time to start another exciting year of school and it begins with the memorable first day of school preparations. Castro County Healthcare wants to remind you and your child(ren) the importance of safety in school zones. It is never too early to prepare your kids for the school zone, rather your child walks, rides a bike, gets dropped off by you or rides the school bus, there is key safety precautions to take. Since school zones bring high congestion from school buses, children walking, [...]

August 15th, 2018|

CCHD offers DOT Physical Examinations

Castro County Healthcare District offers Department of Transportation (DOT) Physical Exams. The DOT exam is required for anyone operating a commercial vehicle. The exam is to determine that the driver has the capability to successfully complete the duties of commercial driving. DOT Physical Exams must be conducted by a certified medical professional. This is important for any Castro County School employee to have if they will be driving a bus. The State of Texas requires all school bus drivers to pass an annual DOT physical. Here are a few examples [...]

July 26th, 2018|