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Health and Human Services

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Dallas County Health and Human Services

Dallas County Health and Human Services - 2377 N. Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX 75207

Telephone: 214-819-2000


Welcome 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

 

 

Click here for a DCHHS Tuberculosis Investigations Update - April 5, 2019

 

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