Health and Human Services

    Dallas County Health and Human Services

    Dallas County Health and Human Services - 2377 N. Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX 75207
    Telephone: 214-819-2000


    C19 Risk Level - Proceed Cautiously - EN

    Click here for information on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

     

    COVID-19 Testing Locations
    Click here for more information.

     
     

     

    Click here for information on Monkeypox

     

     

    A Message from Dr. Philip Huang, Director

    Philip Huang, MD, MPH

    Welcome to Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS). It is my honor and privilege to serve you, the residents, of Dallas County.

    DCHHS is a nationally accredited public health department responsible for providing health and social services that protect the health and well-being of over 2.6 million people that call Dallas County home.

    DCHHS manages an annual budget of over $258 million and employs nearly 600 highly skilled and diverse public health and social service staff. The mission of DCHHS is to optimize and protect the health and well-being of all Dallas County residents and support the achievement of better health outcomes for all.

    DCHHS has been at the forefront of the local response to major public health issues and emergencies including the recent monkeypox outbreak, the COVID-19 pandemic, and threats from Ebola, H1N1, West Nile, and Zika viruses. Additionally, DCHHS provides free or low-cost public health and social services to low-income residents of Dallas County.

    Philip Huang, MD, MPH
    Director / Health Authority

     

     
     

    Vision

    • Healthy People.
    • Healthy Communities.
    • Health and Social Equity.

    Values

    • Equity and Inclusion
    • Accountability
    • Excellence
    • Quality
    • Partnership, Collaboration, and Teamwork
    • Innovation
    • Empowerment
    • Customer Service

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    Click here for the 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment

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    2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary

    • As of July 17, 2020, DCHHS is reporting 1,195 additional cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total case count in Dallas County to 39,191, including 514 deaths.

    • An increasing proportion of COVID-19 cases are being diagnosed in young adults between 18 to 40 years of age, such that of all cases reported after June 1st, over half have been in this age group.

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    Influenza "The Flu"

    Influenza is an illness that is spread when respiratory droplets land on surfaces that are touched by others.

    Symptoms of the flu can vary in severity. People who have been infected with the virus report fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headaches chills and fatigue. Some people also report vomiting and diarrhea.

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    Mosquito Season

    There are more than 40 mosquito species in Dallas County. While mosquitoes can be active year round, generally, mosquito season is from May to November. During the winter Culex quinquefasciatus overwinter as adults in sheltered areas while Aedes species overwinter as eggs in flood prone environments.

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    Immunizations

    The Texas Department of State Health Services has developed policy changes to the Texas Vaccines for Children childhood vaccine program in response to reductions in state and federal funding. Children who have private insurance that cover vaccines will no longer be eligible to receive TVFC vaccines in Dallas County Health and Human Services Immunization clinics.

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    Clear Blue Sky with Clouds

    SharedAirDFW

    After three years, and many thousands of hours and dollars, citizens have their own regional air quality monitoring system.

    It's easy to use, operates in real time, and its monitors are being put where the pollution burdens are greatest.

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    Think Measles. Do you know CDC's Guidelines for Patient evaluation, Diagnosis and Management? Www.cdc.gov/measles/hcp/