With triple-digit temperatures in the forecast for at least the next 10 days, the City of San Antonio and Bexar County have set up cooling centers across the area to provide relief for people without air conditioning.

The National Weather Service on Monday issued a heat advisory for San Antonio, where a high of 105 was forecast.

To make sure those with health concerns and people without air conditioning aren’t in danger from the heat, the city on Friday opened cooling centers, which also offer free water, at all its library branches and community centers. They are open during normal business hours. To see a map of the locations, click here.

The county’s cooling centers are open from noon to 9 p.m. Here’s where you can cool off:

  • Geronimo Village Vol Fire Department, 2096 Talley Rd., San Antonio, TX 78253
  • Bexar-Bulverde Volunteer Fire Department, 23103 Bulverde Rd., San Antonio, TX 78259
  • Bexar County Fire Rescue Station 150, 7120 E. 6th St., Somerset, TX 78069
  • Bexar County Fire Rescue Station 182, 20825 Babcock Rd., San Antonio, TX 78255
  • Bexar County Fire Rescue Station 4, 9100 S. Loop 1604 E, San Antonio, TX 78223
  • Bexar County Station 1, 14229 FM 1346, St Hedwig, TX 78152
  • Bexar County Fire Marshal’s Office, 9810 Southton Rd., San Antonio, TX 78222

Local officials also will be working with Meals on Wheels to check in with residents in unincorporated areas of Bexar County and suburban cities through the weekend. Health officials encourage residents to check on elderly or high risk neighbors with existing medical conditions. They also warn to not leave children or pets in vehicles. 

Other resources are available to people who need assistance keeping cool. Catholic Charities has partnered with other organizations to provide free 20-inch box fans to elderly residents over 60 years of age and to people with disabilities to prevent heat-related illnesses and deaths. 

Eligible residents may pick up a free fan from June until September from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Guadalupe Community Center and at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church.

For residents of “older homes on the South Side and West Side that might not have central air, it’s a low cost way to just keep them in their homes and comfortable,” said Tara Ford, interim vice president of Catholic Charities’ mission advancement.

This article has been updated to correct that city cooling centers are not providing snacks.

Raquel Torres is the San Antonio Report's breaking news reporter. She previously worked at the Tyler Morning Telegraph and is a 2020 graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University.