Buena Vida Wellness


The City of Laredo's Buena Vida (early Detection and Wellness) services has a long  history of
providing wellness and early detection services in Laredo and Webb County. The Buena Vida (BV) services prevent and/or reduce chronic diseases through early identification, education, counseling and referral of patients requiring advanced care. This allows for a healthier community and a healthier workforce.

Specifically, BV provides a health assessment, blood pressure screening, and body mass index calculation in addition to the CHEM 24 blood test which includes: Fasting Glucose, Lipid Profile (Cholesterol, Triglycerides, HDL and LDL), Liver Function Tests (SGOT, SGPT, Protein, Albumin, Globulin, Alkaline Phosphatase, LDH, Gamma GT and Bilirubin), Electrolytes (Sodium, Potassium and Chloride), Kidney Tests (BUN, Creatine, and Uric Acid) and Hemoglobin Al C. These tests allow us to assess chronic disease prevention early.

At this time we are available for outreach services to employers who want to assure prevention and a healthier workforce. Costs are $41.33 for women and $46.33 for men over the age of 40 if they request the additional prostate screening blood test. Lab results are delivered to company employees within a week at their work site and counseled on their individual results. Educational materials are provided and referrals are made should it be required.

BV strives to prevent and detect diseases early and by combining our efforts to promote wellness, your family together with the City of Laredo Health Department can make Laredo Healthier "one person at a time."

Open Monday-Friday from 7 am to 12pm and 1pm to 4pm.

For more information about BV and its outreach services call (956) 795-4918