Seizure Clinics

 

clinic map hotspots4EFCST offers Seizure Clinics in Austin, Corpus Christi, Laredo, Harlingen, and San Antonio for persons with epilepsy in our service area who do not otherwise have access to specialized medical care. The clinics are funded in part by the Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

To be eligible for clinic services you must submit a completed application with all required documentation. All applications will be  reviewed for eligibility verification.  

For clinic schedule, clinic information, or clinic eligibility criteria, please contact us by phone at (210) 653-5353, toll free (888) 606-5353 or by email at staff@efcst.org

 

Clinic Services

The following services are provided by the EFCST Seizure Clinic:

    • Examination by Board-certified neurologist
    • Emergency Medication Assistance
    • Electroencephalogram (EEG)
    • Laboratory Diagnostic Services
    • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
    • Medication Assistance Programs
    • Medical Case Management
    • Social Service Case Management 


New Patients

To become a new patient in our clinic you must submit an application and meet the following criteria:

- Have a diagnosis of Epilepsy
- Texas resident and reside in EFCST Service Area
- Gross family income at or below 200% of the Federal    Poverty Income Level Guidelines (FPL).

  For questions or more information contact the Clinical Services Director at (888) 606-5353 or by email at sofia@efcst.org.  

Click here to dowload Clinic Application and Instructions in English or Spanish.

Women & Epilepsy Initiative

women_epilepsyThe Women & Epilepsy Initiative curriculum focuses on the critical issues relating to women's health and epilepsy. Some of the key topics include hormonal effects of epilepsy, impact of seizures on fertility and birth control, pregnancy and parenting issues, menopause and epilepsy, and the long term effects of medication.

Veterans Outreach Program

TBI and Epilepsy

veteransStudies show that 19.5% of U.S. military personnel returning from Iraq and Afghanistan have reported possible Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI). TBI has now been identified as a “signature injury of the global war on terror”. The long-term effects of head injuries create a heightened risk of post-traumatic conditions, including epilepsy. The incidence of Post Traumatic Epilepsy in active duty soldiers diagnosed with TBI is as high as 53%. This awareness campaign is a systematic approach to advocating, and educating Veterans and their families, healthcare providers, and veteran serving agencies about the correlations between TBI & Epilepsy.

Coordinated School Health Program

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 Managing Students with Seizures: 
A Training for School Nurses

Managing Students with Seizures is an accredited continuing education training program designed to provide the school nurse with information, strategies and resources that will enable him/her to better manage the student with seizures by supporting positive treatment outcomes, maximizing educational and developmental opportunities, and ensuring a safe and supportive environment.

 

This FREE  online training program is divided into three modules designed to assist the school nurse in learning to effectively manage seizures in a school environment.  Upon completion of the three modules, the school nurse will receive 3.2 CNE Contact Hours. 

 

To Access the Online Training:  

1. Click "Take Online Training" Button Below
2. Login or create a user profile
3. Take the Pre-Survey (required for CNE)
4. Complete the free training!

 

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Seizure Training for School Personnel

The Seizure Training for School Personnel program provides teachers and other school personnel with the information needed to recognize seizures, respond with appropriate first aid, and understand the impact seizures have on students. It is for elementary, middle, and secondary school staff, including teachers, administrators, cafeteria workers, security guards, custodians, or anyone else that will come in contact with students.

School personnel who complete the program and score an 80% or better on the test that follows can earn 0.1 ANSI/IACET Continuing Education Units, or 0.1 Category I Continuing Education contact hours for Certified Health Education Specialists through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

This training is available either in the classroom setting or online.  To schedule a live training please contact Elizabeth Ortiz by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or by phone at (210) 653-5353.   To take the online 60 minute training, or to print a flyer to give to your school administrators click link below.   

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Seizures and You: Take Charge of the Facts

This epilepsy awareness program and curriculum has been designed to educate teens and tweens ages 11-18. This evidence based program focuses on basic seizure recognition & first aid, and can be completed in one 45 minute class period. The training meets Health Education Standards 4 & 5 of the National Education Standards for Middle and High Schools. This program has educated over 20,000 students in middle and high schools annually.  To learn more to to schedule a training contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

 

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Because You Are My Friend

This training program is designed to raise awareness about epilepsy by educating elementary age children through the use of flip charts, “seizure buddies”, story time, and videos. The training teaches children about epilepsy and first aid in an age appropriate format.

For more information about this training program or to request a training for your school or daycare, contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Seniors and Seizures

Senior Moment or Seizure Moment?

seniorsA lot of “senior moments” may in fact be seizures. About 50,000 new cases of epilepsy occur in people aged 60 and above each year, and a significant number of additional cases are undiagnosed. This program teaches caregivers how to recognize seizures, treatment considerations for the elderly, and first aid. Resources and support are provided for caregivers.

Training for Adult Day Care Centers

The demographic shifts suggest that adult day program staff should anticipate a spike in participants with epilepsy. This training program is designed to help staff and administrators of Adult Day Center programs to understand the needs of seniors with or at risk for developing epilepsy. The training provides basic, straightforward information about epilepsy, useful to health professionals involved in caring for Seniors in Adult Day Center programs. This training will help staff anticipate the unique needs and concerns of seniors and their caregivers.

Individual & Caregiver Education

Seizure Safety

sudepSeizure and Safety information for persons with epilepsy and their caregivers. This training program highlights seizure recognition, first aid, safety in your home, supportive services/resources, and decreasing risks of sudden unexplained death in epilepsy (SUDEP).