City Appoints New Medical Director to Health DepartmentPress Release
SAN ANGELO, TEXAS -- The San Angelo-Tom Green County Health Department will resume immunizations and tuberculosis testing on Tuesday, July 11, following the appointment of Dr. James Vretis as the local health authority.
Vretis replaces Dr. Stephen Seifert, who died unexpectedly June 26 after having served as the department’s medical director for more than 15 years. Without medical oversight, which is required by law, the department’s nurses lacked the authority to administer shots, test for and treat sexually transmitted diseases, and administer other communicable disease control measures.
Though the clinic will not open until next week, the Health Department is scheduling patients for STD clinics.
The Health Department is located at 2030 Pulliam St., Suite 8. The department is open 8 a.m.-noon and 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.