Do you take appointments?
Appointments can be made by calling 972-205-3370. We take walk-ins (no appointments) on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, first come-first served. Our nurses occasionally do off-site clinics, so it is a good idea to call ahead to check our schedule.
What do I need to bring to get my child immunized?
You will need to bring a complete record of your child's previous immunizations. If you are on Medicaid, you need your current Medicaid card. If you are on CHIPS, you need to bring the current card, not the letter.
Can I bring my sick child to your clinic to see a doctor?
No, we give immunizations and examinations to well children only. However, your child may be able to receive his/her immunizations if a low-grade fever and/or minor symptoms are present.
Do you accept out-of-state Medicaid?
No, we are not able to accept out-of-state Medicaid.
Do you accept insurance?
At this time, we are accepting only BlueCross/BlueShield of Texas for a few selected vaccines. However, we may be able to provide you with the information you need to file your own insurance.
Do you give discounted services to Garland residents?
Our fees are the same, regardless of location of clients' residence.
Can you give some of my child’s immunizations on this visit and some on the next visit, so that my child will not get so many injections at one time?
As a Texas Vaccines for Children provider, our clinic is required to give all recommended vaccine doses on the same visit.
Do you provide titer lab tests to check immunity levels?
No, we do not perform laboratory services at our clinic.
Do you provide testing for sexually-transmitted diseases (STD’s) or drug testing?
No, you can contact Dallas County Health and Human Services (214-819-1819) for information on testing
Do you offer physical exams or athletic physicals?
We offer Texas Health Steps exams for well children 18 years and under.
Are you affiliated with the Parkland Health and Hospital System?
No, we are an extension of the City of Garland Health Department, funded by Texas Department of State Health Services and Health Facilities Development Corporation.
What should I do if I am bitten by an animal?
Animal bites should be immediately reported to the Animal Services division of the city in which the bite occurred. In addition, the bite victim should contact his/her healthcare provider to receive instructions on the necessity of tetanus vaccination and/or rabies treatment.
For further information visit the City of Garland Animal Services.
How can I register my child on ImmTrac, the Texas immunization registry?
ImmTrac Consent Forms are available at Garland Health Department Clinical Services.
- Download the ImmTrac Consent Form at dshs.state.tx.us. Complete the form, sign and date it. Deliver the completed consent form, along with copies of your immunization records to:
- Any health-care provider registered with ImmTrac
- Garland Health Department Clinical Services or
- Mail to: Texas Department of State Health Services, Immunization, Branch – ImmTrac Group, MC 1946, PO Box 149347, Austin, TX 78714-9347 or (512) 458-7790 Fax.
- Call our Outreach Specialist if you have questions related to ImmTrac.
How can I register myself on ImmTrac, the Texas immunization registry?
To register for ImmTrac participation, you must grant consent in writing. Anyone 18 years or older may consent to participate in ImmTrac.Past, as well as current, immunizations can be added to the record at any time.
- Download the Immunization Registry (ImmTrac) Adult Consent Form (F11-13366) or
- Obtain an ImmTrac Consent Form from Garland Health Department Clinical Services. Complete the form, sign and date it. Deliver the completed consent form, along with copies of your immunization records to:
- Any health-care provider registered with ImmTrac.
- Garland Health Department Clinical Services, or
- Mail to: Texas Department of State Health Services, Immunization Branch – ImmTrac Group, MC 1946, PO Box 149347, Austin, TX 78714-9347 (512) 458-7790 Fax.
I’m an adult. What immunizations do I need?
Staying healthy is a lifelong job, and you're never too old to be immunized!
Getting a dose of Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) is especially important if you have contact with an infant. Other immunizations available for adults include influenza (every year), pneumococcal, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, meningococcal, MMR (measles, mumps, rubella), and varicella (chickenpox).
Consult your healthcare provider to determine your need for other vaccines or visit the following websites to determine what you need:
What are the requirements of the new state law regarding meningitis immunizations for college students?
On January 1, 2012, new state meningitis vaccine requirements go into effect that require certain college students to present proof of receiving a Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine (MCV4) within the past 5 years. Contact the institution you are planning to attend for specific instructions.