Dallas County Health and Human Services

Dallas County Health and Human Services DCHHS works in partnership with the community to promote and protect the health of all Dallas County citizens. The mission of the Dallas County Department of Health and Human Services is to protect the health of the citizens of Dallas County through disease prevention and intervention, and through promotions of a healthy community and environment.

This is done through assessment, community input education, disease monitoring, regulation, and health services that help control the spread of disease. Resources, both human and financial, are directed toward areas where improvement in public health services is needed. The department will make every effort to ensure the people of Dallas County receive information and services needed to maintain and improve their health and provide good stewardship of public resources.

Mission: The mission of the Dallas County Department of Health and Human Services is to protect the health of the citizens of Dallas County through disease prevention and intervention, and through promotions of a healthy community and environment. This is done through assessment, community input education, disease monitoring, regulation, and health services that help control the spread of disease. Resources, both human and financial, are directed toward areas where improvement in public health services is needed. The department will make every effort to ensure the people of Dallas County receive information and services needed to maintain and improve their health and provide good stewardship of public resources.

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Dallas County HHS outreach team working together with Dallas City Councilman Chad West to register over 300 residents in...
01/24/2021

Dallas County HHS outreach team working together with Dallas City Councilman Chad West to register over 300 residents in Oak Cliff for the COVID-19 vaccine.

You can register by calling the DCHHS Vaccine Registration Hotline at 469-749-9900 or you can register online at: https://www.dallascounty.org/covid-19/covid-19-vaccination.php

El equipo comunitario del Departamento de Salud del Condado Dallas en conjunto con el concejal Chad West salieron a registrar a los residentes de Oak Cliff para recibir la vacuna contra el COVID-19.

Fue una jornada exitosa en donde 300 personas fueron registradas y hasta algunas se les agendaron citas de acuerdo a la edad, 70+.

Para registrarse vía telefónica y en español, llame al 972-692-2780 o visite la página oficial del condado: https://www.dallascounty.org/covid-19/covid-19-vaccination.php

01/21/2021

If you received your 1st COVID vaccine dose at DCHHS or Fair Park, you don’t need to re-register or schedule an appointment to get your 2nd dose. You received a vaccination card when you got your 1st dose that included the date you need to come back for your 2nd dose.

Unless you hear otherwise, you should come to Fair Park on the date indicated on your vaccine card around the same time of day that you received your first dose. You will need to bring your vaccine card and show it to the security at the gate.

Please note that this process is only for people who received their first vaccine at DCHHS or Fair Park. If you got your first shot somewhere else, then you need to contact your original vaccination location to get your second shot.

Dallas County Health and Human Services Reports First Known Case of SARS-CoV-2 Variant B.1.1.7 in Dallas County
01/16/2021

Dallas County Health and Human Services Reports First Known Case of SARS-CoV-2 Variant B.1.1.7 in Dallas County

01/15/2021

Call the DCHHS Vaccine Registration Hotline at 469-749-9900 to register for the COVID-19 vaccine over the phone. The hotline is operational starting at noon today.

The hotline hours are Monday-Friday, 8am to 5pm. Registration assistance is available in English and Spanish.

Llame a la línea directa del Departamento de Salud del Condado Dallas al 469-749-9900 para registrarse para la vacuna COVID-19.

El horario de servicio de atención es de lunes a viernes de 8 a.m a 5 p.m. La ayuda para la inscripción está disponible en inglés y español.

Here is a brief summary of the vaccination process - from registration to receiving your first shot. Register here: http...
01/14/2021

Here is a brief summary of the vaccination process - from registration to receiving your first shot. Register here: https://www.dallascounty.org/covid-19/covid-19-vaccination.php

DCHHS is partnering with Parkland Hospital & UT Southwestern Medical Center to vaccinate the individuals who register on the DCHHS list.

Vaccinations are by appointment only. After you register, you will be contacted by DCHHS, Parkland, or UT Southwestern to schedule an appointment. Over 200,000 people have pre-registered to receive the vaccine, so the scheduling process will take time. We appreciate your patience during this process.

DCHHS is working to launch a large-scale public #COVID19  vaccination site at Fair Park. The site will open next week. ‼...
01/07/2021
Dallas County’s first ‘mega’ public COVID vaccination site will be at Fair Park

DCHHS is working to launch a large-scale public #COVID19 vaccination site at Fair Park. The site will open next week.
‼️‼️Vaccinations will be by appointment only.‼️‼️

Click below to register with DCHHS to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. To register for the vaccine, you need to be in Phase 1A or 1B at this time. Register here: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=rc-tUfFynEeyj1JBLgQBS27MxRuhoUxLlfv_l-XuFzdUMDlHVEY0VUFJMEkxWE1QRkNaWVdMMEpRWi4u

As the supply of vaccine becomes available, DCHHS will be reaching out directly to those who have registered on the county website to schedule an appointment.

We will provide additional details soon.

Dallas County hopes to begin vaccinating 2,000 people a day with the new COVID-19 vaccines.

Click below to register with DCHHS to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. To register for the vaccine, you need to be in Phase...
01/03/2021

Click below to register with DCHHS to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. To register for the vaccine, you need to be in Phase 1A or 1B at this time.

To Register: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=rc-tUfFynEeyj1JBLgQBS27MxRuhoUxLlfv_l-XuFzdUMDlHVEY0VUFJMEkxWE1QRkNaWVdMMEpRWi4u

Vaccine is in limited supply and is being prioritized to Phase 1A Healthcare Workers. However, limited vaccine may be available for persons who meet the Phase 1B criteria (Persons 65+, or persons 16+ with underlying medical conditions).

Each entity that is distributing the vaccine may approach this process differently, so if you plan to receive your immunization from a hospital, pharmacy or doctor, it will be a different registration process.

12/31/2020

DCHHS continues to focus our vaccination efforts on the 1A population, including healthcare workers, first responders and residents and staff in long-term care facilities. We have limited doses of the vaccine available at this time, but are working in collaboration with the state to secure additional doses.

We appreciate the community’s urgency to get the vaccine – and as supply increases, DCHHS will make the vaccine available to additional populations as quickly as possible.

We ask for the public’s understanding that we are currently not able to take requests for appointments at this time while we are still focused on arranging vaccination for the frontline healthcare workers and others in Group 1A.

Because it will take some time until our community is adequately vaccinated, it is important to continue to practice physical distancing, wear a mask, wash hands often, and limit gatherings.

#COVID19 vaccinations are underway! DCHHS is administering the Moderna vaccine this morning to healthcare workers. Pictu...
12/23/2020

#COVID19 vaccinations are underway! DCHHS is administering the Moderna vaccine this morning to healthcare workers.

Pictured: Dora Medrano with the DCHHS Immunizations Program receives the first vaccine.

Please see below for the Dallas County COVID-19 Vaccine Prioritization Guidance created by the Dallas County Public Heal...
12/15/2020

Please see below for the Dallas County COVID-19 Vaccine Prioritization Guidance created by the Dallas County Public Health Committee.

Healthcare Personnel (HCPs) and those residents of long term care and residential facilities are in the highest priority groups for receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. These recommendations will be adapted and revised as new information becomes available and as additional vaccine supply becomes available.

Full document here:https://www.dallascounty.org/Assets/uploads/docs/covid-19/public-health/FINAL-COVID-Vaccine-Prioritization-12.14.2020.pdf

December 1st is #WorldAIDSDay - each year, organizations and individuals across the world bring attention to the HIV epi...
11/28/2020

December 1st is #WorldAIDSDay - each year, organizations and individuals across the world bring attention to the HIV epidemic, endeavor to increase HIV awareness and knowledge, speak out against HIV stigma, and call for an increased response to move toward Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America. Join DCHHS and Rudy’s Chicken on Tuesday, December 1st from 12-4pm for free #HIVtesting! The first 50 participants will receive a free 2 piece!

11/25/2020
Clay Jenkins on Twitter

All of our Dallas County #COVID19 testing sites will be closed on Thursday 11/26 and Friday 11/27 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Both Ellis Davis Field House and Dallas College-Eastfield Campus will reopen at 7:30am on Saturday.

“Dallas County #COVID19 testing sites operated by @Parkland in cooperation with @DCHHS & @CityOfDallas will be closed Thursday & Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Both Ellis Davis Field House and Dallas College-Eastfield Campus will reopen at 7:30am on Saturday. https://t.c...

“I went to my nephew’s house and loved seeing my family, but now, I’m fighting against covid-19. Please protect yourself...
11/24/2020
A birthday lunch left 15 Texas relatives battling COVID-19: "Please don’t be like my family"

“I went to my nephew’s house and loved seeing my family, but now, I’m fighting against covid-19. Please protect yourself. It’s real.”

Small family gatherings are one of the main causes of #COVID19 spread in Dallas County. Please choose your activities wisely this holiday season.

Thanksgiving Guidance:https://www.dallascounty.org/Assets/uploads/docs/covid-19/community/Public-Health-Advice-for-Winter-Holiday-Gatherings-Final-110920-ENG.pdf

Enriqueta Aragonez is one of 15 family members who contracted the coronavirus after a small indoor birthday celebration earlier this month where no one wore masks.

The Texas Medical Association has developed a new risk assessment chart to help you choose your activities wisely this h...
11/23/2020

The Texas Medical Association has developed a new risk assessment chart to help you choose your activities wisely this holiday season. #WearAMask #PhysicalDistancing

Dallas County Health & Human Services is reporting 1,974 new positive #COVID19 cases and 15 deaths. Today we set another...
11/20/2020

Dallas County Health & Human Services is reporting 1,974 new positive #COVID19 cases and 15 deaths.

Today we set another new record for the highest number of positive cases reported in a single day in Dallas County. We have also reported 40 deaths this week. Medical modelers predict Dallas County will reach over 2,000 daily cases by Thanksgiving.

These medical modelers are also telling us that without a modification of our behavior--especially if we don't stop getting together with people outside of our homes--the numbers will continue to rise, and with it, more stress on local hospitals, more deaths, and more damage to our economy.

Please celebrate responsibly this Thanksgiving by limiting gatherings and travel during the holiday. As cases continue to increase rapidly across Dallas County, the safest way to celebrate Thanksgiving is to celebrate at home with the people you live with.

Dallas County Thanksgiving Guidance: https://www.dallascounty.org/Assets/uploads/docs/covid-19/community/Public-Health-Advice-for-Winter-Holiday-Gatherings-Final-110920-ENG.pdf?fbclid=IwAR0UHL4Xp0IMZ0aCpIRRTBuFpdY9JEXFlvj0rNc2oVRE7FN0UVb6HXgZT2c

The CDC released updated Thanksgiving guidance recommending that Americans limit gatherings and travel during the holida...
11/20/2020
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

The CDC released updated Thanksgiving guidance recommending that Americans limit gatherings and travel during the holiday. As cases continue to increase rapidly across Dallas County, the safest way to celebrate Thanksgiving is to celebrate at home with the people you live with.

"Your household is anyone who currently lives and shares common spaces in your housing unit (such as your house or apartment). This can include family members, as well as roommates or people who are unrelated to you."

Dallas County Thanksgiving Guidance: https://www.dallascounty.org/Assets/uploads/docs/covid-19/community/Public-Health-Advice-for-Winter-Holiday-Gatherings-Final-110920-ENG.pdf?fbclid=IwAR2f5ptd-S9H4jhtQGeXb1aQMPd2CW4BOIxfbtDLYfYjsJGJsuphge4-sOA

Dallas County General Public Health Guidance:https://www.dallascounty.org/Assets/uploads/docs/covid-19/community/Dallas-CovidGeneralGuidelines-100120-2.pdf

CDC provides credible COVID-19 health information to the U.S.

DCHHS reports 1,831 new #COVID19 cases today. This sets a new record for the highest number of cases reported in a singl...
11/16/2020

DCHHS reports 1,831 new #COVID19 cases today. This sets a new record for the highest number of cases reported in a single day. In the last 3 days, we've reported almost 5,000 cases. Now's the time to recommit to following the public health guidelines. #WearAMask #PhysicalDistance

Dallas County Thanksgiving Guidance:https://www.dallascounty.org/Assets/uploads/docs/covid-19/community/Public-Health-Advice-for-Winter-Holiday-Gatherings-Final-110920-ENG.pdf

Dallas County General Public Health Guidance:https://www.dallascounty.org/Assets/uploads/docs/covid-19/community/Dallas-CovidGeneralGuidelines-100120-2.pdf

Dallas County released its winter holiday guidance to help keep you and your family safe from the deadly #COVID19 pandem...
11/11/2020

Dallas County released its winter holiday guidance to help keep you and your family safe from the deadly #COVID19 pandemic during the upcoming holiday season. Please don’t let COVID be your uninvited guest this holiday season.

Full guidance:https://www.dallascounty.org/Assets/uploads/docs/covid-19/community/Public-Health-Advice-for-Winter-Holiday-Gatherings-Final-110920-ENG.pdf

Free flu shots available at Ellis Davis Field House (9191 South Polk Street, Dallas 75232) and the Eastfield Campus of D...
11/09/2020

Free flu shots available at Ellis Davis Field House (9191 South Polk Street, Dallas 75232) and the Eastfield Campus of Dallas College (3737 Motley Drive, Mesquite 75150).

The increase in hospitalizations & new #COVID19 positive cases, as well as other metrics, has led the Public Health Comm...
10/15/2020

The increase in hospitalizations & new #COVID19 positive cases, as well as other metrics, has led the Public Health Committee to recommend a return to ‘Red’ on our color-coded chart which can be found at http://DallasCountyCovid.org.

You can still vote safely in the “Red” level. There is no known #COVID19 spread from voting or cases linked to polling places, likely a result of the extraordinary measures everyone is taking to keep you safe at the polls. Wear a mask, bring hand sanitizer, avoid crowds, and stay at least 6 feet away from other people.

Dallas County released its Halloween guidance to help protect individuals, their families, friends, and communities from...
10/08/2020

Dallas County released its Halloween guidance to help protect individuals, their families, friends, and communities from #COVID-19.

5 Ways to Have a Spooky and Safe Halloween:

🎃 Pumpkin carving contest w/ family
🍿 Scary Movie Night
🍫 Halloween Scavenger Hunt
👻 Virtual costume contest
🍬 Halloween piñata w/ family

You can read the full guidance here:https://www.dallascounty.org/Assets/uploads/docs/covid-19/community/Dallas_CovidHalloweenGuidelines_100120-1.pdf

09/21/2020

COVID-19 makes getting a flu shot more important than ever. We are partnering with Kroger Health to host a drive-thru flu shot event for the community.

📆 Saturday, September 26, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m
📍 American Airlines Center, Silver Parking Garage
💻 Make an appointment online at http://krogerhealth.com/flu
☎️ For assistance in making an appointment, contact the DCHHS Call Center at 972-692-2780
✅ Flu shots will be provided to both insured and uninsured patients, ages 7 and up.
✅ Flu shots are available at no out of pocket cost to those with Medicare B and are also fully covered by many insurance plans. Please bring identification as well as your insurance card.
✅ For the safety of patients and the healthcare team, vaccinations are limited to one arm per vehicle door. Please wear short sleeves.

4 Dallas County residents have died from West Nile virus this season. Here’s what you need to know about the virus and h...
09/15/2020
What is West Nile virus, and what does Dallas County do to prevent it?

4 Dallas County residents have died from West Nile virus this season. Here’s what you need to know about the virus and how to protect yourself and your family.

As the novel coronavirus continues to spread, North Texas is dealing with another threat: the West Nile virus. Four Dallas County residents have died from...

Dallas County #COVID19 risk level changes from Red to Orange. This reflects the hard work of Dallas County residents who...
09/02/2020

Dallas County #COVID19 risk level changes from Red to Orange.

This reflects the hard work of Dallas County residents who have followed the public health recommendations. Please continue to wear your mask, maintain social distancing, & avoid high risk situations.

Dallas County updated the criteria for testing at all our Dallas County testing cites to include all CISA essential busi...
08/13/2020

Dallas County updated the criteria for testing at all our Dallas County testing cites to include all CISA essential business employees with or without symptoms. If your employer was open during the Dallas County Safer at Home Order, you can now get tested even if you don’t have symptoms.

This would include all school employees, construction employees, and other employees of businesses on the CISA list. The full list of CISA employees is found here:https://www.cisa.gov/sites/default/files/publications/Version_3.1_CISA_Guidance_on_Essential_Critical_Infrastructure_Workers_0.pdf

Don’t be caught in the penalty box. Join the Dallas Stars in wearing a mask to stop the spread of #COVID19.  #NTXDoesItR...
08/05/2020

Don’t be caught in the penalty box. Join the Dallas Stars in wearing a mask to stop the spread of #COVID19. #NTXDoesItRight https://bit.ly/30LR6vx

No te dejes atrapar en el área de penalti. Únete a Dallas Stars con una máscara para detener la propagación de #COVID19. #NTXLoHaceBien https://bit.ly/2D336Au

Beginning Monday, August 3, the University of Dallas Testing Site will move to Eastfield College in Mesquite (3737 Motle...
07/31/2020

Beginning Monday, August 3, the University of Dallas Testing Site will move to Eastfield College in Mesquite (3737 Motley Drive).

📆 Monday – Saturday
⏰ 7am - 1pm, or upon completing 500 tests daily.
🏥 Testing is FREE.

📍The entrance to the testing site will be off of La Prada Drive/Carol Brown Entrance with testing tents located on Parking Lot 8.

In order to be tested at this site, you must be a Dallas County or City of Dallas resident and provide proof of residency (government official issued ID card, TX driver’s license, utility bill, bank statement, etc.)

Find other statewide testing locations here:
🔗 covidtest.tdem.texas.gov

Don't give #COVID19 an easy shot at your health. Join DCHHS and the @DallasMavs in putting your best game face on: a mas...
07/31/2020

Don't give #COVID19 an easy shot at your health. Join DCHHS and the @DallasMavs in putting your best game face on: a mask. #NTXDoesItRight https://bit.ly/39tzoRw

Preventing the spread of #COVID19 and saving lives is possible! Help reopen #Texas the right way and lower COVID-19 case...
07/28/2020

Preventing the spread of #COVID19 and saving lives is possible! Help reopen #Texas the right way and lower COVID-19 case numbers in our community by following Dallas County's COVID-19 safety guidelines. #NTXDoesItRight

Need assitance with utilities or cooling/heating your home?  CEAP can help!  Call 214-819-1848 for more information. htt...
07/18/2020

Need assitance with utilities or cooling/heating your home? CEAP can help! Call 214-819-1848 for more information. http://ow.ly/bF9F50ABRju

DYK- @DCHHS provides emergency window AC units to those homes that do not have a working AC unit? Call 214-819-1848 to s...
07/18/2020

DYK- @DCHHS provides emergency window AC units to those homes that do not have a working AC unit? Call 214-819-1848 to see if you qualify! http://ow.ly/98zA50ABR3L

The Salvation Army of North Texas is offering relief from the #summer #heat with #coolingstations across North Texas. Fi...
07/18/2020

The Salvation Army of North Texas is offering relief from the #summer #heat with #coolingstations across North Texas. Find a cooling station near you! Stay hydrated 💦and keep cool 😎

Dr. Huang, the Health Authority for Dallas County & City, issued an Order delaying in-person instruction for public and ...
07/16/2020

Dr. Huang, the Health Authority for Dallas County & City, issued an Order delaying in-person instruction for public and private schools until Sept. 8.

“Given the recent numbers of #COVID cases, we must do what is best for the safety of our school children and school employees.”

• The Order allows schools to begin remote instruction on schedule.

• The Order also bans all school-sponsored events and activities, such as clubs and sports, until school systems resume in-person instruction.

• Two weeks before beginning in-person instruction, schools must share their reopening safety plans with parents and the public at least two weeks before in-person instruction begins.

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