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The Texas Department of State Health Services
Texas Department of State Health Services Image source: https://www.dshs.state.tx.us/
is a state agency of Texas which is responsible to look after the health facilities and well being of the citizens of Texas. Created in 2003 [1], the department provides health care services, hospitals, health centers and health agencies in the state. The agency has its headquarter located at the Central Campus at 1100 West 49th Street in Austin.


Its goals are:
  • Prevent and Prepare for Health Threats
  • Promote Recovery for Persons with Infectious Disease and Mental Illness
  • Build Capacity for Improving Community Health
  • Build and Sustain Effective Partnerships
  • Expand the Effective Use of Health Information

Hospitals in Texas


Houston Methodist Hospital
Image source: http://www.houstonmethodist.org

The state of Texas has well equipped and state of art technology hospitals which are ready to deal with emergency situations in the state. Located in Texas are numerous hospitals and health centers. Some of the notable among them are:

Houston Methodist Hospital

Houston Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas is ranked nationally in 11 adult specialties. The hospital has general medical and surgical facility. It is also accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. The services offered by the hospital include cancer, diabetes and weight loss, heart and vascular, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics and sports medicine, transplant and so on.

Contact details
Houston Methodist Hospital
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: 713.790.3311

To know more about Houston Methodist Hospital click here

Baylor University Medical Center

Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas is ranked nationally in 6 adult specialties. The hospital has state of art technology with general medical and surgical facilities. Baylor University Medical Center is also a teaching hospital. The services of the hospital include cancer, diabetes, endocrinology, heart and vascular, neuroscience, orthopedics, transplant, kidney, rehabilitation, surgery, urology and so on.

Contact details
Baylor University Medical Center
3501 Junius Street, Dallas, TX 75246, United States
Phone: 1 214-820-0111

To know more about Baylor University Medical Center click here

St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital

St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital in Houston, Texas ranks nationally in 3 adult species. The hospital is one of the renowned in Texas for its super specialty facilities like Cancer, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Nephrology, Neurology and Neurosurgery etc.

Contact details
St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital
6720 Bertner Avenue, Houston, TX 77030, United States
Phone: 1 832-355-1000

To know more about St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital click here

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas is ranked nationally in 3 adult and 1 pediatric specialties. The hospital is ranked in the state for its facilities like that of Cancer, ear, Nose and throat, Gynecology, Nephrology, Orthopedics and Urology etc.

Contact details
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: 1-877-632-6789

To know more about University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center click here

Blood banks, Organ Donation and Tissue Banks in Texas


South Texas Blood & Tissue Center
Image source: http://southtexasblood.org/
                                                        
Emergencies can knock at the door at any time. Hence, the state of Texas ensures that it is always ready to deal with medical emergencies like that of blood banks, organ donation and tissue banks. Texas encompasses numerous blood banks, organ banks and tissue banks. Important among them are:

Bio-Life Plasma Services
Laredo, Texas 78040
Phone: 1-956-727-3533

Biolife Plasma Services
Austin, Texas 78728
Phone: 1-512-251-8855

Biolife Plasma Services
Eagle Pass, Texas 78852
Phone: 1-830-773-1155

Biolife Plasma Services
Denton, Texas 76201
Phone: 1-940-382-2180

Biomat USA
San Antonio, Texas 78212
Phone: 1-210-223-9119

Blood & Tissue Center
Round Rock, Texas 78664
Phone: 1-512-233-5433

Blood and Tissue Center of Central Texas
Round Rock, Texas 78664
Phone: 1-512-218-1907

Blood Bank
Corpus Christi, Texas 78406
Phone: 1-361-855-3943

Blood Center
Houston, Texas 77062
Phone: 1-281-447-0053

Blood Center
Conroe, Texas 77304
Phone: 1-936-760 -3345

Blood Center East Texas
Nacogdoches, Texas 75965
Phone: 1- 936-560-3054

Blood Center of East Texas
Lufkin, Texas 75904
Phone: 1-936-634-2116

Blood Center of Pasadena
Pasadena, Texas 77505
Phone: 1-281-487-1055

Blood Center-Gulf Coast Regional - Pasadena
Houston, Texas 77002
Phone: 1-713-946-2411

Carter Blood Care
Keller, Texas 76248
Phone: 1-817-337-1410

Carter Blood Care
Lewisville, Texas 75067
Phone: 1-972-219-1666

Carter Blood Care
Denton, Texas 76205
Phone: 1-940-383-5923

Carter Bloodcare
Mesquite, Texas 75150
Phone: 1-972-270-2185

Carter Bloodcare
Dallas, Texas 75237
Phone: 1-972-572-9926

Carter Bloodcare
Fort Worth, Texas 76132
Phone: 1-817-263-5810

Coffee Memorial Blood Center
Amarillo, Texas 79124
Phone: 1-806-358-4563

The Blood Center of Pasadena
Houston, Texas 77005
Phone: 1-281-487-1055

The Blood Center of East Texas - Lufkin
Lufkin, Texas 75901
Phone: 1-936-634-2116

Texoma Regional Blood Center
Sherman, Texas 75090
Phone: 1-903-893-4314
United Blood Services - Administrative Office
Midland, Texas 79701
Phone: 1-432-561-5539

United Blood Service
Midland, Texas 79705
Phone: 1-432-520-4592

United Blood Service
El Paso, Texas 79912
Phone: 1-915-544-5422

United Blood Service
Odessa, Texas 79762
Phone: 1-432-550-6553

United Blood Service
Midland, Texas 79706
Phone: 1-432-561-8602

United Blood Service
Lubbock, Texas 79413
Phone: 1-806-797-6804

United Blood Service
Brownsville, Texas 78520
Phone: 1-956-504-3809

United Blood Service
McAllen, Texas 78501
Phone: 1-956-682-1314

United Blood Service
El Paso, Texas 79936
Phone: 1-915-849-7389

United Blood Service
Texarkana, Texas 75503
Phone: 1-903-794-3173

South Texas Blood & Tissue Center
Victoria, Texas 77901
Phone: 1-361-576-3651

Meek Blood Center
Abilene, Texas 79601
Phone: 1-325-670-2805

Lifeshare Blood Centers
Beaumont, Texas 77707
Phone: 1-409-838-5289

Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center - the Woodlands
Spring, Texas 77380
Phone: 1-936-321- 8440

Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center - the Woodlands
Conroe, Texas 77384
Phone: 1-936-321-8440

Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center - Katy
Katy, Texas 77494
Phone: 1-281-392-7902

Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center
Humble, Texas 77338
Phone: 1-281-446-5955

Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center
Pasadena, Texas 77505
Phone: 1-281-487-1055

Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center
Sugar Land, Texas 77479
Phone: 1-281-313 -1122

Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center
Pasadena, Texas 77504
Phone: 1-713-946-2411

Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center
Conroe, Texas 77384
Phone: 1-936-321-0477

Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center
Katy, Texas 77493
Phone: 1-281-392-7902

St Luke's Blood Center
Houston, Texas 77030
Phone: 1-832-355-4483

South Texas Blood & Tissue Center
San Antonio, Texas 78229
Phone: 1-210-575-4851

Eye banks in Texas

 Western Texas Lion Eye Bank AllianceImage Source: http://www.wtleb.org/

Eyes are the most beautiful creations of the Lord and hence the most vital part of the body. The state of Texas knows this and therefore, makes it sure that citizens get the best eye treatment to see the world by making available for them the facilities of eye banks. Eye banks located in Texas are:
 



Lone star lions eye bank

102 E. Wheeler
Manor, TX 78653
Phone: 512-457-0658

Western Texas Lion Eye Bank Alliance

2030 Pullman Street, Suite 4
San Angelo, Texas 76902
Business: 325-653-8666
Fax: 325-655-2847
Toll Free: 866-226-7632

San Antonio Eye Bank

9150 Huebner Rd #105
San Antonio, Texas 78240
Phone:210-614-1209

Nursing homes in Texas

Abilene regional medical center Image source: http://www.abileneregional.com/

Nursing homes are one of the primary healthcare centers giving best medical treatment to patients. Nursing homes in Texas are well equipped with state of art technologies to give proper medical facilities to patients. Some of the nursing homes in Texas are the following:

Abilene Regional Medical Center
6250 HWY 83/84
Abilene, TX 79606
Phone: (325) 428-1000

Alameda Oaks Nursing Center

1101 South Alameda Street, Corpus Christi, TX 78404, United States
Phone: 1 361-882-2711
website: alamedaoaks.com/

Arlington Residence & Rehabilitation Center
405 Duncan Perry Road
Arlington, TX 76011
Phone: (817) 649-3366
Fax: (817) 633-3513
Mail: info@ArlingtonCareCenter.com

Autumn Leaves Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
321 Kilgore Dr. Henderson, Texas  75652
Phone: 903-657-1923
Fax: 903-657-6764

Ballinger Healthcare and Rehab Center
2001 North 6th Street, Ballinger, TX 76821, United States
Phone: 1 325-365-5766

Avante
4000 Hollywood Blvd.
Suite 540N
Hollywood, Florida 33021
Phone: 954.987.7180

Azalea Trail Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
411 Spring Creek Rd
Grand Saline, TX 75140
Phone: (903) 962-4226

Bonham Nursing & Rehabilitation
709 West 5th Street, Bonham, TX 75418, United States
Phone: 1 903-583-8551

Bronte Health and Rehab Center
900 South State Street, Bronte, TX 76933, United States
Phone: 1 325-473-3621

Brookhaven Nursing & Rehab
1855 Cheyenne Drive, Carrollton, TX 75010, United States
Phone: 1 972-394-7141

Texas Medical Aid or Health Insurance

The Texas Department of health services is the overall authority to look after the medical aid or health insurances in the state of Texas. Many services and programs are provided by the department for the citizens to get best and quality services. These services are given to citizens based on the eligibility criteria, children, senior citizens, low income pregnant women and disables.

Medical aid: Texas Medicaid provides free or low-cost health coverage to the people, including some low-income people, pregnant women, families and children, people with disabilities and the the elderly [2]. These programs are run jointly by federal and state governments. One qualifies for the programs based on his income, age, household size and disability.

County Indigent Health Care Program: The County Indigent Heath Care Program [3] offers health care services to qualified residents through the hospital districts, counties and public hospitals in Texas. Hospital districts and public hospitals must follow an application filing process and provide health care to qualified residents who live in the hospital district's or public hospital's service area and also fulfill the minimum resource and income limits.

Contact details
Texas Department of Insurance
Consumer Protection (111-1A)
P.O. Box 149091
Austin, TX 78714-9091
Phone: 1-800-252-3439

Health Statistics and Index of Texas

The Texas Department of State Health Services collects, protects and provides access to vital records and  improves the health and well-being in Texas [4] . Services Provided by the Vital Statistics Unit are:

Birth: Applicants verifying births will receive a letter stating whether a record of birth is on file with the  
State of Texas. After filling a record, the verification letter will include the name of the person, the date and county of the event occurred. Verification letters could be obtained for births or deaths that has taken place since 1903.

Death: Applicants verifying deaths will receive a letter stating whether a record of death is on file with the  
State of Texas. After filling a record, the verification letter will include the name of the person, the date and county of the event. Verification letters could be obtained for deaths that has taken place since 1903.

Marriage: For marriage licenses verification letters are not considered legal substitutes. The county clerk (marriage) makes available the certified copies of marriage licenses. Verification letters of marriage could be obtained for marriages occurring from 1966 till present time.
    
Divorce: For divorce decree verification letters are not considered legal substitutes. District clerk (divorce) makes available certified copies of divorce decrees and the verification letters could be obtained for divorces occurring from 1968 to the present time.

Health Data in Texas

Texas health data Image Source: http://www.dshs.state.tx.us
The DSHS Center for Health Statistics provides a proper platform to access Texas health-related data. It provides information for public health planning and assessment of community health.

Contact details:
Center For Health Statistics
Department of State Health Services
1100 West 49th Street
Austin, Texas 78756-3199
Phone: (512) 776-7261
Fax: (512) 776-7332

Population of Texas

Given below are the population figures based on Texas State Data Center projections created in 2014 using the 2000-2010 migration  scenario [5] .

(Population-2014)
  • Texas: 27,161,942
  • Metropolitan: 24,027,285
  • NonMetropolitan: 3,134,657
(Population-2013)
  • Texas: 26,640,165
  • Metropolitan: 23,537,483
  • NonMetropolitan: 3,102,682

According to 2009 estimation, the leading diseases that cause death in Texas [6] are

  • All Causes: 162,792
  • Diseases of the Heart: 38,008
  • Malignant Neoplasms: 35,531
  • Accidents: 9,310
  • Cerebrovascular Diseases: 9,118
  • Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases: 8,624
  • Alzheimer's Disease: 5,062
  • Diabetes Mellitus: 4,866
  • Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Nephrosis: 3,688
  • Influenza and Pneumonia: 3,380
  • Septicemia: 3,085
  • All Other Causes: 42,120

Vital Statistics of Texas (2011) [7]

  • Texas residents death: 167,997
  • Infant deaths: 2,136
  • Infant mortality rate: 5.7
  • Fetal deaths: 2,087
  • Women death: 116
  • Maternal mortality rate: 30.7
  • Years of potential life lost: 886,387
  • Causes of premature mortality: Accidents, malignant neoplasms, and diseases of the heart
  • Leading cause of death in Texas since 1950: Diseases of the heart and malignant neoplasms
  • Leading causes of infant death: congenital malformations, chromosomal abnormalities and deformations.

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References:
  1. Texas Department of State Health Services
  2. Texas Department of Insurance
  3. County Indigent Health Care Program
  4. Texas Health Statistics
  5. Population of Texas
  6. Leading cause of death
  7. Texas Vital Statistics
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