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The Medical Center of Dimmitt now Offers the ASN Program

The Medical Center of Dimmitt is proud to announce that they now offer a new program known as Adult Safety Net (ASN). This program provides low-cost vaccines to persons 19 years of age and older who do not have health insurance. The program was created by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Immunization Unit to increase access to vaccination services in Texas for uninsured adults. This helped raise the immunization coverage levels and is helping improve the health of Texans. Just like infants and children, adults need vaccinations [...]

November 30th, 2018|

Seventh Annual Lights of Joy

 Castro County Healthcare along with the Plains Medical Foundation would like to invite you to help them light up the community. This is the Foundation’s seventh annual Lights of Joy Celebration and this celebration of joy gives people a chance to honor and donate in memory of someone close to them. Your gift to Lights of Joy will turn the hospital into a twinkling celebration of life. Join CCHD to remember friends and family members, honor loved ones, and to enrich the programs offered at Plains Memorial Hospital and the [...]

November 30th, 2018|

December Community Blood Drive

On December 5, 2018, Castro County will be having their Community Blood Drive at the Senior Citizen’s Building from 3PM to 7PM.  By giving blood you will receive a limited edition long-sleeved t-shirt, and a Sausage Dawgs with Queso. During your busy day, you can still make it to the blood drive by scheduling an appointment with Coffee Memorial Blood Center. Schedule today by calling 806-331-8833 or visit You can also save time by going online and answering the pre-donation questions to get yourself through the waiting line even [...]

November 29th, 2018|


Castro County Healthcare is proud to recognize the innovation, quality of care, and dedication of health professionals and volunteers in our community during National Rural Health Day 2018. National Rural Health Day falls on the third Thursday in November each year and recognizes the efforts of those serving the health needs of over 60 million people across the nation. “Our dedicated employees, physicians, and volunteers set us apart because they believe in service, quality healthcare in our community,” said Linda Rasor, CEO Plains Memorial Hospital. “We believe in providing a [...]

November 15th, 2018|

Antibiotics Do Not Work on Colds and the Flu

This week, November 12 – 16 is Antibiotic Awareness Week. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is advising patients and their families to use antibiotics only when necessary to further reduce antibiotic resistance, the spread of superbugs, and protect patients from side effects from antibiotics. During U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week and throughout the year, CDC promotes Be Antibiotics Aware, an educational effort to raise awareness about the importance of safe antibiotic use.The Be Antibiotics Aware initiative educates the public about when antibiotics are needed, when they are not, how to take [...]

November 15th, 2018|

Cologuard and DNA Stool Testing

Castro County Healthcare introduces Cologuard DNA stool testing through the Medical Center of Dimmitt. This DNA stool testing is intended to screen adults of either sex, 50 years or older, who are at average risk for colon cancer. Cologuard is also covered by Medicare. Cologuard was approved by the FDA in August of 2014. It is not for everyone and is not considered a replacement for diagnostic colonoscopy or surveillance colonoscopy in high – risked individuals. So how does it work? Cologuard uses a special kind of innovative technology, called [...]

November 12th, 2018|