Diabetes Mellitus Management 
Community Education Class

Galveston County Health District is happy to offer its free type 2 diabetes community education classes to the public. 

  • M.I. Lewis Social Services
    215 FM 517 Road East, Dickinson
    June 13, July 11, Aug. 15, Sept. 12, Oct. 10, Nov. 14, Dec. 12
  • Wright Cuney Recreation Center
     718 41st Street, Galveston
    July 6, Aug. 3

Hear from our public health nurses as they talk about diabetes, including:

  • Tips for managing and living with diabetes
  • Why monitoring your blood glucose levels is important
  • Laboratory monitoring
  • Feelings you may have after a recent diabetes diagnosis

For help with diabetes management, please email chs@vatora.net.

Healthy Aging Initiative

Join our Healthy Aging Initiative! Our public health nurses are offering free senior classes for all ages. Each class covers a different topic. Classes are held on the last Friday of the month at the Nessler Senior Center.

  • Nessler Senior Center
    2010 5th Ave N., Texas City, TX 77591
    10-11 a.m.
    July 28, Aug. 25, Sept. 29


  • July 28 - Mental Health as We Age
  • Aug. 25 - Skincare
  • Sept. 29 - Nutrition

Public Health Nursing

Our Public Health Nursing division protects the health and well-being of the community by working in partnership with health district programs, residents and organizations to help ensure healthy lives. Public health nurses provide home follow-up care, immunizations for homebound patients, health education and referral of clients to appropriate agencies for assistance.  

  • Preventive health and community education is provided on request to schools, churches, civic organizations and health fairs. Request us at your event by filling out this form.
  • Home visits/referrals: Acute and chronic illness education, nursing or home assessment, flu/pneumonia shots for homebound patients.
  • Assists in the formation of faith-based health initiatives, local coalitions.
  • Coordinates and participates in community groups.

COVID-19 Vaccine Homebound Program

The health district is happy to offer COVID-19 vaccines through our homebound program. Anyone who is homebound and would like to receive a vaccine may call us at 409-938-2389 or email chs@vatora.net to schedule an appointment. Our team of nurses and support staff will come to your home to administer the vaccine.

For further assistance, please contact Community Health Services Program Manager Gretchen Gray, RN at 409.978.4046.

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