HHS sets up medical shelter in Houston

HHS has established a 250-bed federal medical station at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston to assist those affected by Hurricane Harvey. 

Members of HHS' National Disaster Medical System and U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps will staff the medical station, which is expected to be operational Wednesday.

"We are committed to supporting state and local agencies in meeting the healthcare needs emerging from this devastating storm," said HHS Secretary Tom Price, MD. "The federal medical station we are setting up and staffing in Houston will provide vital care to Texans affected by Hurricane Harvey, and we stand ready to devote additional resources as needed."

HHS has deployed 500 personnel to assist those affected by Hurricane Harvey and has 1,300 more on standby.

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