Health Promotion/Education

The Health Education Department offers bilingual patient education services in both out-patient and in-patient settings (Tobacco Cessation). Fees for these services vary and education services can be implemented either as an individual or group settings. Currently patient education services being offered consist of:

  • Tobacco Cessation Program
  • Asthma Education
  • Advance Directives Education
  • Various Community Health Education programs

Tobacco Cessation

This year long program offers behavioral counseling that encompasses a joint effort between the participant, medical provider and health educator. Studies have shown that when a motivated patient is enrolled in a well-designed program, the termination rate can be upwards of 20-25%.

Ready to quit or not sure how to quit?
Call the Health Education Department at 210-358-7355.

Download our learn to quit smoking brochure.

Asthma Self-Management

This intervention program focuses on correct Asthma medicine usage and proper utilization of action plans, trigger control plans and basic anatomy and physiology.

Advanced Directive Education

This program is designed to inform patients of their options in communicating and documenting their wishes about medical treatment to their provider and family in the event they are unable to do so.