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

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


    COVID-19 Testing Locations
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    A Message from Dr. Philip Huang, Director

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

    With an annual budget of approximately $117 million, and almost 500 public health professionals, we are there every day to protect and promote the health of the over 2.6 million Dallas County residents. 

    Our work is wide-ranging.  You can find us providing childhood immunizations and flu shots, working with community partners to treat and reduce sexually transmitted infections, and assisting low-income residents with repairs to home heating and cooling units. We also have disease detectives who investigate outbreaks of suspicious clusters of illness, and study the trends, causes and effects of health and disease conditions in our neighborhoods.

    We are committed to improve the health and quality of life for all of our residents, and address inequities and disparities in health.  Please join us in our efforts to make Dallas County the healthiest that it can be.

    Philip Huang, MD, MPH
    Director / Health Authority



    Click here for the 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment


    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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    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


    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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