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Galveston County
Galveston County Health District -HEALTH BRIEFS
News Release
Friday, January 04, 2019

Get healthy with HEAL

Join Galveston County Health District to make Galveston County the healthiest county in Texas with a little help from Healthy Eating, Active Living (HEAL), the newest initiative at the health district. HEAL is available online at www.gchd.org and features videos on how to read a nutrition label and how to pick the best ingredients while shopping. There are also food storage tips, examples of different eating styles and so much more. Be sure to follow the health district on social media at Facebook.com/GCHDinfo and Twitter.com/GCHDinfo for HEAL recipes, videos and more.

Free WIC cooking class

Learn how to cook with Galveston County Health District’s Women, Infant and Children (WIC) services and Galveston’s Own Farmers Market to create low-cost, delicious and healthy recipes. Classes are available in both Texas City and Galveston, noon- 1 p.m. All ingredients are provided and you get to eat the food you create! This is a FREE class open to WIC clients.

Texas City classes will be held at 9850 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway, Suite B-101, Texas City on Feb. 19, April 16, June 18, Aug. 20, Oct. 15 and Dec. 17. To RSVP for Texas City classes, please call 409-949-3471.

Galveston classes will be held at 4700 Broadway, Community Room, Galveston, on Jan. 15, March 19, May 21, July 16, Sept. 17 and Nov. 19. To RSVP for Galveston classes, please call 409-763-7207.

Mother’s Milk Club – Texas City

The Galveston County Health District’s Mother’s Milk Club meets 5:30-6:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Texas City WIC Clinic, 9850 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway, Suite B-101.

For information, call 409-949-3471.

Mother’s Milk Club - Dickinson

The Galveston County Health District’s Mother’s Milk Club meets 5:30-6:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at the Dickinson WIC Clinic, 2401 Termini St., Dickinson.

For information, call 409-337-7606.

Mother’s Milk Club - Galveston

The Galveston County Health District’s Mother’s Milk Club meets 5:30-6:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at the Galveston WIC Clinic, 4700 Broadway, Suite F102, Galveston.

For information, call 409-763-7207.

Diabetes 101

Empower yourself to better manage diabetes with Galveston County Health District’s (GCHD) free Diabetes 101 class every Wednesday 3-4 p.m. at the GCHD Texas City WIC Clinic, 9850-B Emmett F. Lowry Expressway, Suite B-101.02. Topics include monitoring blood glucose, healthy eating, meal planning, understanding food labels, counting carbs and managing stress through increased activity. Registration for the free group is required by calling 409-938-2293 or emailing chs@gchd.org.

Breast cancer screenings

The Galveston County Health District and D’Feet Breast Cancer will offer free mammogram screenings, by appointment only, to eligible women 8 a.m.-3 p.m. on the following dates and locations. To make an appointment, please call 409-938-2270.

  • Jan. 11 – Memorial Hermann – Victory, 2555 Gulf Freeway South, League City, Texas 77573

  • Jan. 28 – Galveston County Health District, 9850 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway, Texas City, Texas 77591

Extended hours for counseling sessions

Life can be stressful and sometimes, that stress can be overwhelming. Coastal Health & Wellness (CHW) offers one-on-one talk therapy sessions for adults and children with licensed professional counselors. CHW is extending its counseling services, offering sessions from 1-7 p.m. on the following dates: Texas City: Monday, Jan. 14; and Monday, Jan. 28. Galveston: Thursday, Dec. 27; Thursday, Jan. 10; and Thursday, Jan. 24. Hours will also be extended in the New Year. As with all CHW services, many major insurance plans are accepted and discounts are offered for eligible patients. To learn more about talk therapy, please call 409-938-2330 or 409-978-4216. Patient confidentiality will be protected. For more information, visit www.coastalhw.org.

VOLUNTEER

Medical Reserve Corps volunteers needed

The Galveston County Health District is seeking volunteers for the Galveston County Medical Reserve Corps. Medical background or experience isn’t required. To sign up, contact Richard Pierce at rpierce@gchd.org or 409-938-2222.




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