CSTP: Center for South Texas Programs

South Texas AHEC Centers: Lower Rio Grande Valley AHEC | Mid Rio Grande Border AHEC
South Central AHEC | South Coastal AHEC | Southwest Border AHEC

South Central AHEC

About Us
Community Based Health
Education and Outreach Projects
Health Careers
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Since 1996, the South Central AHEC has worked with area school districts, college, universities and regional community based partners to increase the capacity of the communities to address the unmet and disparate health needs of their citizens through educational intervention. It has always been our objective to ensure diversity in the health care workforce by collaborating with agencies and organizations to provide interdisciplinary training, continuing education and educational opportunities to health professions students, faculty and health providers throughout the south central region of Texas.



The mission of the South Central AHEC is to improve access to quality health care through facilitation of community-based health professions training programs and initiatives.



The South Central AHEC lies in the “heart” of Texas and its work addresses health care education needs in the following 12 counties:

  • Atascosa
  • Bandera
  • Bexar
  • Comal
  • Frio
  • Gillespie
  • Guadalupe
  • Karnes
  • Kendall
  • Kerr
  • Medina
  • Wilson

    Mailing Address:
  • The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
  • 4201 Medical Dr., Box 126, Ste.360
  • San Antonio, Texas 78229-3900
    Phone Numbers:
  • Phone: (210) 567-7818 • Campus: 7-7818
  • Fax:    (210) 567-7823 • Campus 7-7823

Paula Winkler, M.Ed.
Center Director
Phone: (210) 567-7824 (campus: 7-7824)


Rahma Mungia, BDS, MSc, DDPHRCS
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry
Phone: (210) 567-7809 (campus: 7-7809)


Veronica Villela Perez
Project Coordinator
Phone: (210) 567-7856 (campus: 7-7856)