The City of Laredo Health Department Preparedness programs coordinate local and jurisdictional efforts in the public health and healthcare system. The Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) program ensures that Laredo and surrounding counties are resilient and ready to respond to any class of emergency that involves public health. The Healthcare Preparedness Program (HPP) is dedicated to enhance the ability of our regional healthcare system to effectively prepare for and respond to all hazards. Coordination with State and Federal levels in response to emergencies is made through these programs.

Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP)