To report a Public Health Emergency call:
(210) 207-8752 Office
(210) 219-7396 Cell
(210) 205-3653 Pager
Public Health Preparedness
Metro Health's Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Division is responsible for all associated activities regarding Public Health All-Hazards Preparedness for the City of Antonio, Bexar County, and all municipal jurisdictions within Bexar County.
A Public Health Emergency is defined as an immediate threat from a naturally occurring or intentional event that poses a high risk of fatalities or serious long-term disability to large numbers of people. A Public Health Emergency can also have the potential for a major impact on public health due to there being a substantial risk of a public health exposure because of a high level of contagion and the particular means of transmission of the infectious agent which might cause public panic and social disruption. Public health planning and response requires multi-agency/multi-jurisdictional coordination as events often overlap geopolitical boundaries. Learn more
The Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) is a national repository of life-saving pharmaceuticals and medical material. It was built to respond to a large-scale public health emergency or terrorism event. It is uniquely positioned to:
- Provide rapid delivery of a broad spectrum of support, including pharmaceuticals and other medical supplies, in the early hours of an ill-defined threat.
- Provide large shipments of specific material when a threat is known.
- Provide technical assistance to help the affected area receive, distribute and reorder SNS material during an event.
In the event of a bio-terrorism incident or infectious disease outbreak, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) would deploy assets from the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) to our community. Learn more
Bulletins & Alerts
Education and Participation Opportunities
Public Health Emergency Preparedness provides information designed to educate the public on emergency preparedness. Emergency preparedness allows you to prepare for the un-expected, such as assembling a supply kit and developing a family communications plan, for both a natural or man-made emergencies. With a little planning, you can be better prepared for the unexpected. Learn more
Public Health Emergency Preparedness/
2509 Kennedy Circle, Bldg. 125/
Brooks City Base, Tx 78235