The mission of the Ventanillas de Salud program is to improve access to primary and preventive health services, increase health insurance coverage, and promote a culture of preventive health care among Mexicans and their families living in the United States. This is accomplished by providing information, education, counseling and quality referrals in a safe and friendly environment through local and binational partnerships between the U. S. and Mexico.
There are currently 50 Ventanillas de Salud consulates in the U.S. as part of Mexico's entire consular network. The Ventanillas de Salud works in the U.S. and Mexico to provide culturally-sensitive health information, and is an excellent vehicle for binational health promotion and disease prevention and control.
The Ventanillas de Salud is a program of the Government of Mexico developed by the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and implemented through 50 Mexican consulates in the U.S. and local health organizations. The Ventanillas provide reliable information on health topics, counseling, and referrals to health services available and accessible in local communities.
This program aims to improve the physical and mental health of Mexican people living in the U.S., increase access to primary and preventive health insurance coverage, and ensure culturally-sensitive health care to reduce the use of emergency services. The program covers health topics including:
- Obesity/Cholesterol/Metabolic Syndrome
- Chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease
- Vision Health
- Nutrition and Physical Activity
- Sexually Transmitted Diseases
- Women's Health, Family Planning, and Prenatal Care
- Alcoholism & Drug Abuse
- Occupational Health
- Mental Health
- Oral Health
Josana Tonda, National Coordinator
Tel: 212–217–6400 ext. 5951
Leslie Martinez, Assistance National Coordinator