YWCA San Antonio

Ventanilla de Salud



Hours of Operation:

Monday, Wednesday and Friday

9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

If you have any questions

or would like more information

regarding the services provided by

Ventanilla de Salud

please contact us at (210) 227-9145 x 3326


By Appointment on

Monday & Wednesday

2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 Martha Lopez

YWCA San Antonio

503 Castroville Road

San Antonio, TX 78237

(210) 433-9922 x 231












Ventanilla de Salud (VDS) program was first implemented in San Diego and Los Angeles in 2002. The California Endowment approved a grant for a pilot phase at the Consulates of San Diego and Los Angeles (2003) and then two other grants for each VDS to continue operating for the years of 2005 and 2006.

In 2005, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Institute of Mexicans Abroad (IME) supported and promoted the expansion of the VDS program hiring a National Coordinator. This was an effort to implement appropriate quality control standards and accountability for all the VDS activities.

The Ventanilla de Salud is located inside the Mexican Consulates and is a program to provide on-site assistance and outreach to low-income and Hispanic migrant families unfamiliar with the US health system.

General Objectives

  • To increase the health conditions and to strength the disease prevention mechanisms of Mexican families living in the U.S.
  • To increase the knowledge and utilization of public health programs.
  • To reduce the utilization of ER services.
  • To create a trusting information center that provides referrals and materials for the Mexican families living in the U.S.