10 Tips to Prevent Heat Strokes this Summer

Take care of yourself during summer!


El Paso can reach temperatures of up to 110 degrees 🥵

Learn more about tips to reduce the risk of extreme fatigue or heat stroke from high temperatures. It’s important to know that high temperatures can cause illness and even death. When temperature rises to extreme levels, please keep in mind the following tips:



Stay indoors and in an air-conditioned environment as much as possible, unless you are sure your body has high tolerance for heat.


Drink plenty of fluids but avoid drinks that contain alcohol, caffeine, or excessive sugar.


Eat more frequently but make sure your meals are balanced and light.


Do not leave a person or pet in a closed and parked vehicle.


Avoid dressing babies in warm clothing or wrapping them in thick blankets.


Keep updated on the health status and conditions of the elderly, the sick, or those who may need help.


If you need help, ask family, friends, or neighbors to come by your house at least twice a day during hot weather.


Make sure your dog has plenty of fresh, clean water.


If you take prescription medications that are diuretics, antihistamines, antispasmodics, or that cause changes in behavior, consult your doctor regarding the effects of the sun and heat exposure.


Cover windows that get morning or afternoon sun. Awning or blinds can reduce the heat entering the home by up to 80 percent.

The city of El Paso, TX reaches temperatures of up to 110 degrees, it is one of the highest temperatures recorded in our country. Please follow our advice to prevent illness and even death.

We would also like to let you know that the city of El Paso opened a rest center with accessible and completely free cooling systems at the following locations:

The centers are open as follows: 

  • Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Sunday from noon until 7 p.m.


Rest Centers

Galatzan Rec Center

650 Wallenberg Dr. (Districts 1 and 8)

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Memorial Park Senior Center

1800 Byron St. (District 2)

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Veterans Rec Center

5301 Salem Dr. (District 4)

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Chamizal Rec Center

2101 Cypress Ave. (District 8)

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Gary Del Palacio Rec Center

3001 Parkwood St. (District 3 and 7)

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Valle Bajo Community Center

7380 Alameda Ave. (District 3 and 7)

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Marty Robbins Rec Center

11620 Vista del Sol Dr. (Districts 5, 6 and 7)

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The use of facemasks within the centers is not mandatory but highly recommended.

We hope these tips and information are helpful to you. Here at Texas Medical Care Plans, we worry about your health and that of your family, we are here to support you.


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