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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.

Consumer Health

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


Monkeypox info
How it spreads
Provider resources
Frequently asked questions

Diabetes Management

Fitness education
Nutrition education
Self-management education
Self-management support

Clinical Services

Dental services
Family planning and reproductive health
Health centers
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

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.

Our caring, multi-disciplinary staff is committed to addressing the needs of the whole person with innovative, evidence-based programming; and linkage to services designed to meet the needs of formerly incarcerated persons and interrupting the cycle of recidivism.

We provide workforce support and access to second-chance job opportunities to help our participants live out their dreams!

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Your Choice. Their Health.

When it comes to vaccinating your children against COVID-19, your choice can decide their health and future. 

Get the facts to make an informed decision.