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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.

The Houston Health Department is accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board.

Featured 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

Consumer Health

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

Diabetes Education

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

Our Mission

To work in partnership with the community to promote and protect the health and social well-being of Houstonians and the environment in which they live

Our Vision

Self-sufficient families and individuals in safe and healthy communities

Learn more about us

Clinical Services

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

Community Gardens

Adopt a garden
Employee garden
Join a garden club
Volunteer

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+)

Pollution Control

Environmental monitoring
Indoor air quality
Outdoor air quality
Regulation enforcement

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

Highlighted 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.

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: November 23, 2022

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