The HIBP and the Consular Section of the Embassy of Mexico in Washington, DC

In 2006 the Hispanic Institute for Blindness Prevention (HIBP) started as a volunteer VDS at the Consular Section of the Embassy of Mexico in Washington, DC and in 2007 the relationship was formalized by a memorandum of understanding.

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The VDS has a permanent location inside the Consular Section of the Embassy of Mexico in Washington, DC and collaborates in many of the Consular events in the area of Washington, DC, Virginia, and Maryland.

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About the program

The Ventanilla de Salud (VDS) is a program of the Government of Mexico developed by the Department of Health and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It is implemented through 50 Mexican consulates in the United States and local health organizations.  The Ventanillas provide reliable information on health topics, counseling and referrals to available and accessible health services  in local communities.  This program was designed to improve the physical and mental health of Mexicans and their families living in the United States and to increase access to primary and preventive health insurance coverage and ensure culturally sensitive services in order to reduce the use of emergency services.

Even when the VDS program is a Mexican program, it is important to mention that this program is open to any family or individual in need, no matter their race, nationality or immigration status.

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Semana Binacional de Salud 2014

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Upcoming events

  • July 6, 2015 3:30 pmVDS Móvil y Clinica de Ojos - Baltimore, MD
  • July 8, 2015 3:00 pmVDS Móvil y Clinica de Ojos - Pine Ridge CC
  • July 9, 2015 9:00 amVDS Móvil y Clinica de Ojos - Rockville, MD
  • July 14, 2015 10:00 amVDS Móvil y Clinica de Ojos - Hyattsville (Mansion)
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Hours and Location

Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 2:00pm

Consular Section of
the Embassy of Mexico
1250 23rd St. NW
Washington, DC 20037

Tel. 202-736-1015

info@ventanilladesalud.org

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