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Houston Health Department

We are a full-service health department that performs many enhanced functions to address health inequities.

Our services benefit all Houston residents, but we also take additional steps to support those most in need, such as low-income mothers and children, the elderly, and minority populations.

    Alerts and News

    Need help finding a service? Call us: 832-393-4220

    Featured Services

    COVID-19 Services

    Free vaccination sites
    Free testing sites
    Community portal
    Data hub
    Speaker/Info requests
    Wastewater monitoring

    Consumer Health

    Food, EMS, pool, special waste permits
    File a complaint
    Mobile food trucks
    Food manager and handler certificate
    Online payments

    Health Services

    Dental services
    Family planning and reproductive health
    Health centers
    Project Saving Smiles
    See to Succeed
    Vision services

    Senior Services (60+)

    Benefits counseling
    Caregiver support
    Health promotion programs
    Information referral and help
    Intervention services
    Links to resources
    Long-term care ombudsman program
    Nutrition programs

    Multi-Service Centers

    Educational resources
    Fitness and exercise equipment
    Free internet and WiFi
    Help with health care and social services
    Rental spaces for public and private events
    Senior services (60+)

    Diabetes Education

    Nutrition education
    Self-management education
    Self-management support

    Need help finding a service? Call us: 832-393-4220

    Video Highlights

    Community Re-Entry Network Program

    We work in partnership with the community to assess, plan, and implement effective strategies to reduce recidivism, increase public safety, and successfully assist and support ex-offenders in their transition in becoming productive, contributing members of the Houston community.

    WICook at Home

    WICook at Home is a new self-paced class that helps you prepare WIC-approved recipes at home. Share home cooking ideas and recipes with other WIC participants. Learn from a WIC nutritionist how to make healthier food choices for you and your family.

    Breathe With Pride

    We want to reduce tobacco-related health disparities in the LGBTQ2IA+ communities and help implement evidence-based programs and activities focusing on the reduction of tobacco use amid the LGBTQ2IA+ population.

    Laboratory Services

    We serve as a regional laboratory for Texas Public Health Region 6/5 as well as a reference laboratory for area medical facilities. Our staff of dedicated personnel provides high-quality clinical and environmental laboratory support.

    Page last reviewed: March 21, 2023

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