Denton County Public Health

Denton County Public Health Our staff works diligently with our community to improve the health outcomes of residents in an effort to make Denton Co. a healthier, happier place.
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Denton County Health Department provides preventive public health services by assuring surveillance and prevention of disease, protection against environmental hazards, promoting and encouraging healthy behaviors, and preparing & responding to disasters and assisting communities in recovery efforts. Lewisville Location: 401 N. Valley Parkway Suite 100 Lewisville, Texas 75067 * Published content and content submitted for posting is public record and subject to public disclosure. * Visitor‐generated discussions and comments do not necessarily reflect the official opinions or positions of the Denton County government or its officials and employees. * We encourage posts that are made in a respectful manner. Posts that include unacceptable content may be deleted and may result in visitors being blocked from future participation. Unacceptable content may contain, but is not limited to, the following: 1. Conduct or encouragement of illegal activity 2. Confidential, classified, sensitive, or proprietary information 3. Content that promotes, fosters, or perpetuates discrimination of protected classes 4. Cyberbullying, any content intended to bully a person, typically by sending messages of an intimidating or threatening nature 5. False, misleading, libelous, or harassing statements 6. Information that could reasonably compromise the safety of County employees or the public 7. Profane, offensive, vulgar, or derogatory language or content 8. Sexual content or links to sexual content 9. Solicitations of commerce or advertisements including endorsement 10. Subjects not related to County business 11. Support of or opposition to political candidates or ballot measures 12. Violation of the legal ownership interest of any other party, such as trademark or copyright infringement 13. Violent or threatening content

Mission: Denton County Public Health promotes and preserves sustainable community health through exceptional education, compassionate care and quality service.

Press Release: 11 New COVID-19 Cases in Denton CountyMay 29, 2020 – Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced 11 ...
05/29/2020

Press Release: 11 New COVID-19 Cases in Denton County

May 29, 2020 – Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced 11 new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County. This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 1,329 confirmed COVID-19 cases. DCPH is also reporting 3 newly recovered cases of COVID-19.

For information regarding DCPH’s upcoming testing centers, please visit dentoncounty.gov/COVID19testing. For additional COVID-19 data including active case information by municipality, hospital capacity, and ventilator utilization, visit dentoncounty.gov/COVIDstats. For COVID-19 health and safety information, visit dentoncounty.gov/COVID19.

Press Release: 33 New COVID-19 Cases in Denton CountyMay 28, 2020 – Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced 33 ...
05/28/2020

Press Release: 33 New COVID-19 Cases in Denton County

May 28, 2020 – Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced 33 new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County. This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 1,318 confirmed COVID-19 cases. DCPH is also reporting 23 newly recovered cases of COVID-19.

For information regarding DCPH’s upcoming testing centers, please visit dentoncounty.gov/COVID19testing. For additional COVID-19 data including active case information by municipality, hospital capacity, and ventilator utilization, visit dentoncounty.gov/COVIDstats. For COVID-19 health and safety information, visit dentoncounty.gov/COVID19.

Press Release: 30 New COVID-19 Cases in Denton CountyMay 27, 2020 – Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced 30 ...
05/27/2020

Press Release: 30 New COVID-19 Cases in Denton County

May 27, 2020 – Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced 30 new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County. This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 1,285 confirmed COVID-19 cases. DCPH is also reporting 8 newly recovered cases of COVID-19.

DCPH is providing a free drive-thru COVID-19 testing center in The Colony on Friday, May 29, 2020. The testing center will be held at The Colony Five Star Complex at 4100 Blair Oaks Drive from 8 AM – 12 PM. Eligible community members are those who have symptoms of COVID-19, or have been symptomatic within the past 7 days. All essential employees are also eligible for free testing. Community members must call to pre-register for testing at 940-349-2585.

For information regarding DCPH’s upcoming testing centers, please visit dentoncounty.gov/COVID19testing. For additional COVID-19 data including active case information by municipality, hospital capacity, and ventilator utilization, visit dentoncounty.gov/COVIDstats. For COVID-19 health and safety information, visit dentoncounty.gov/COVID19.

Pre-registration ends Thursday, 5/28, for DCPH's FREE COVID-19 drive-thru testing center in The Colony this Friday, 5/29...
05/27/2020

Pre-registration ends Thursday, 5/28, for DCPH's FREE COVID-19 drive-thru testing center in The Colony this Friday, 5/29. Give us a call at 940-349-2585 to get signed up!

Please note: This testing center will be held in the North Lot within the Five Star Complex in The Colony.

Denton County WIC has curbside services to help keep families protected. Our team is ready to ensure you and your family...
05/27/2020

Denton County WIC has curbside services to help keep families protected. Our team is ready to ensure you and your family safely access your WIC benefits, including healthy foods, breastfeeding support, and counseling with our nutritionists.

With locations in Denton, Lewisville, and Carrollton, call us today to schedule your appointment!

WIC Denton: (940) 349-2930
WIC Lewisville: (972) 221-1603
WIC Carrollton: (972) 446-1507

Press Release: 22 New COVID-19 Cases in Denton CountyMay 26, 2020 – Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced 22 ...
05/26/2020

Press Release: 22 New COVID-19 Cases in Denton County

May 26, 2020 – Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced 22 new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County. This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 1,255 confirmed COVID-19 cases. DCPH is also reporting 15 newly recovered cases of COVID-19.

DCPH is providing a free drive-thru COVID-19 testing center in The Colony on Friday, May 29, 2020. The testing center will be held at The Colony Five Star Complex at 4100 Blair Oaks Drive from 8 AM – 12 PM. Eligible community members are those who have symptoms of COVID-19, or have been symptomatic within the past 7 days. All essential employees are also eligible for free testing. Community members must call to pre-register for testing at 940-349-2585.

For information regarding DCPH’s upcoming testing centers, please visit dentoncounty.gov/COVID19testing. For additional COVID-19 data including active case information by municipality, hospital capacity, and ventilator utilization, visit dentoncounty.gov/COVIDstats. For COVID-19 health and safety information, visit dentoncounty.gov/COVID19.

DCPH’s next COVID-19 drive-thru testing center will be held Friday, May 29th, in The Colony from 8AM-12PM.Call us today ...
05/26/2020

DCPH’s next COVID-19 drive-thru testing center will be held Friday, May 29th, in The Colony from 8AM-12PM.

Call us today between 8AM-5PM to pre-register at 940-349-2585. Learn more about DCPH COVID-19 testing at DentonCounty.gov/COVID19testing.

Press Release: 9 New COVID-19 Cases in Denton CountyMay 25, 2020 – Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced 9 ne...
05/25/2020

Press Release: 9 New COVID-19 Cases in Denton County

May 25, 2020 – Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced 9 new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County. This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 1,233 confirmed COVID-19 cases. DCPH is also reporting 2 newly recovered cases of COVID-19.

DCPH is providing a free drive-thru COVID-19 testing center in The Colony on Friday, May 29, 2020. The testing center will be held at The Colony Five Star Complex at 4100 Blair Oaks Drive from 8 AM – 12 PM. Eligible community members are those who have symptoms of COVID-19, or have been symptomatic within the past 7 days. All essential employees are also eligible for free testing. Community members must call to pre-register for testing at 940-349-2585.

For information regarding DCPH’s upcoming testing centers, please visit dentoncounty.gov/COVID19testing. For additional COVID-19 data including active case information by municipality, hospital capacity, and ventilator utilization, visit dentoncounty.gov/COVIDstats. For COVID-19 health and safety information, visit dentoncounty.gov/COVID19.

Come explore with us. Join us in July for our very first Online Art Gallery!Visit watchdenton.org for more information.#...
05/25/2020

Come explore with us. Join us in July for our very first Online Art Gallery!

Visit watchdenton.org for more information.

#MentalHealthMonday
#MentalHealthMatters
#ChildrensFeelingsAreAWorkOfArt
#WATCHDenton

DCPH and WIC will be closed Monday, May 25th, in honor of Memorial Day.  Please stay safe and well!  DCPH and WIC will r...
05/25/2020

DCPH and WIC will be closed Monday, May 25th, in honor of Memorial Day. Please stay safe and well! DCPH and WIC will resume normal business operations on Tuesday, May 26th.

Press Release: 12 New COVID-19 Cases in Denton CountyMay 24, 2020 – Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced 12 ...
05/24/2020

Press Release: 12 New COVID-19 Cases in Denton County

May 24, 2020 – Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced 12 new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County. This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 1,224 confirmed COVID-19 cases. DCPH is also reporting 3 newly recovered cases of COVID-19.

For information regarding DCPH’s upcoming testing centers, please visit dentoncounty.gov/COVID19testing. For additional COVID-19 data including active case information by municipality, hospital capacity, and ventilator utilization, visit dentoncounty.gov/COVIDstats. For COVID-19 health and safety information, visit dentoncounty.gov/COVID19.

Getting ready to fire up the grill? As we approach summer months, warmer temperatures can cause foodborne germs to flour...
05/24/2020

Getting ready to fire up the grill? As we approach summer months, warmer temperatures can cause foodborne germs to flourish. This can cause a rise in food poisoning. Here are some quick tips:
-Use a food thermometer to make sure the meat is cooked hot enough to kill harmful germs.
-Throw out marinades and sauces that have touched raw meat juices.
-Put leftovers in the freezer or fridge within two hours of cooking.

To get more information on what the safe minimum cooking temperatures and other food safety information check out these links:
https://buff.ly/2quC8Mn
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Press Release: 7 New COVID-19 Cases in Denton CountyMay 23, 2020 – Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced 7 ne...
05/23/2020

Press Release: 7 New COVID-19 Cases in Denton County

May 23, 2020 – Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced 7 new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County. This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 1,212 confirmed COVID-19 cases. DCPH is also reporting one newly recovered case of COVID-19.

For information regarding DCPH’s upcoming testing centers, please visit dentoncounty.gov/COVID19testing. For additional COVID-19 data including active case information by municipality, hospital capacity, and ventilator utilization, visit dentoncounty.gov/COVIDstats. For COVID-19 health and safety information, visit dentoncounty.gov/COVID19.

Press Release: One COVID-19 Related Death and 17 New COVID-19 Cases in Denton CountyMay 22, 2020 – Denton County Public ...
05/22/2020

Press Release: One COVID-19 Related Death and 17 New COVID-19 Cases in Denton County

May 22, 2020 – Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced one additional Denton County community member has died as a result of COVID-19, bringing the total to 30 deaths due to COVID-19 in Denton County. The death reported today was a previously reported hospitalized female in her 60s who was a resident of Carrollton, Texas.

“Please include, in your thoughts and prayers, the family of the individual who has passed as a result of COVID-19,” said Denton County Judge Andy Eads. “As we continue to report additional deaths and cases connected to COVID-19, we also report recoveries as well.”

“We hope those who have recovered from COVID-19 will consider donating plasma to help those suffering with severe COVID-19 complications. You can contact Carter BloodCare to donate at 1-800-366-2834.”

DCPH is also announcing 17 new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County. This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 1,205 confirmed COVID-19 cases. DCPH is also announcing 5 newly recovered COVID-19 cases within the county.

For information regarding DCPH’s upcoming testing centers, please visit dentoncounty.gov/COVID19testing. For additional COVID-19 data including active case information by municipality, hospital capacity, and ventilator utilization, visit dentoncounty.gov/COVIDstats. For COVID-19 health and safety information, visit dentoncounty.gov/COVID19.

Let's ketchup 😉 on some grill safety before firing up the grill for the weekend! Make sure to: -Keep foods refrigerated ...
05/22/2020

Let's ketchup 😉 on some grill safety before firing up the grill for the weekend!
Make sure to:
-Keep foods refrigerated until ready to grill
-Wash your hands with soap before AND after handling food
For more tips on a safe and enjoyable grilling season visit:
https://buff.ly/2LSDSG5

Press Release: One COVID-19 Related Death and 27 New COVID-19 Cases in Denton CountyMay 21, 2020 – Denton County Public ...
05/21/2020

Press Release: One COVID-19 Related Death and 27 New COVID-19 Cases in Denton County

May 21, 2020 – Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced one additional Denton County community member has died as a result of COVID-19, bringing the total to 29 deaths due to COVID-19 in Denton County. The death reported today was a previously reported hospitalized female in her 70s who was a resident of Denton Rehabilitation Center in Denton, Texas.

“Please keep the family of this individual whose loss we are learning of today in your thoughts and prayers,” said Denton County Judge Andy Eads. “We ask everyone to please consider maintaining the CDC recommendations for physical distancing as we continue to see many of our businesses move into Phase 2 and as many of you resume normal activities.”

DCPH is also announcing 27 new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County. This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 1,188 confirmed COVID-19 cases. DCPH is also announcing 18 newly recovered COVID-19 cases within the county.

For information regarding DCPH’s upcoming testing centers, please visit dentoncounty.gov/COVID19testing. For additional COVID-19 data including active case information by municipality, hospital capacity, and ventilator utilization, visit dentoncounty.gov/COVIDstats. For COVID-19 health and safety information, visit dentoncounty.gov/COVID19.

DCPH’s next COVID-19 drive-thru testing center will be held tomorrow, May 22nd, in Trophy Club from 8AM-12PM.  Call us t...
05/21/2020

DCPH’s next COVID-19 drive-thru testing center will be held tomorrow, May 22nd, in Trophy Club from 8AM-12PM.

Call us today between 8AM-5PM to pre-register at 940-349-2585. Learn more about DCPH COVID-19 testing at DentonCounty.gov/COVID19testing.

Press Release: 45 New COVID-19 Cases in Denton CountyMay 20, 2020 – Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced 45 ...
05/20/2020

Press Release: 45 New COVID-19 Cases in Denton County

May 20, 2020 – Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced 45 new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County. This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 1,161 confirmed COVID-19 cases. DCPH is also reporting 21 newly recovered cases of COVID-19.

DCPH is providing a free drive-thru COVID-19 testing center in Trophy Club on Friday, May 22, 2020. Community members must call to pre-register for testing at 940-349-2585. The testing center will be held at Trophy Club Town Hall at 1 Trophy Wood Drive from 8 AM – 12 PM. Eligible community members are those who have symptoms of COVID-19, or have been symptomatic within the past 7 days. All essential employees are also eligible for free testing.

For information regarding DCPH’s upcoming testing centers, please visit dentoncounty.gov/COVID19testing. For additional COVID-19 data including active case information by municipality, hospital capacity, and ventilator utilization, visit dentoncounty.gov/COVIDstats. For COVID-19 health and safety information, visit dentoncounty.gov/COVID19.

When most of us are enjoying the weather and spending time outside, injuries are not the first thing on our minds. Keepi...
05/20/2020

When most of us are enjoying the weather and spending time outside, injuries are not the first thing on our minds. Keeping our children safe and preventing injuries like drowning is a step toward this goal. Click this link for some detailed key prevention tips: https://www.cdc.gov/safechild/drowning/index.html

Press Release: 28 New COVID-19 Cases in Denton CountyMay 19, 2020 – Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced 28 ...
05/19/2020

Press Release: 28 New COVID-19 Cases in Denton County

May 19, 2020 – Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced 28 new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County. This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 1,116 confirmed COVID-19 cases. DCPH is also reporting 6 newly recovered cases of COVID-19.

DCPH is providing a free drive-thru COVID-19 testing center in Trophy Club on Friday, May 22, 2020. Community members must call to pre-register for testing at 940-349-2585. The testing center will be held at Trophy Club Town Hall at 1 Trophy Wood Drive from 8 AM – 12 PM. Eligible community members are those who have symptoms of COVID-19, or have been symptomatic within the past 7 days. All essential employees are also eligible for free testing.

For information regarding DCPH’s upcoming testing centers, please visit dentoncounty.gov/COVID19testing. For additional COVID-19 data including active case information by municipality, hospital capacity, and ventilator utilization, visit dentoncounty.gov/COVIDstats. For COVID-19 health and safety information, visit dentoncounty.gov/COVID19.

The best way to prevent COVID-19 is to avoid being exposed to the virus.  The virus is thought to spread mainly from per...
05/19/2020

The best way to prevent COVID-19 is to avoid being exposed to the virus. The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. Use these tips to help prevent the spread:

DCPH’s next COVID-19 drive-thru testing center will be held this Friday 5/22 in Trophy Club from 8AM-12PM at Trophy Club...
05/19/2020

DCPH’s next COVID-19 drive-thru testing center will be held this Friday 5/22 in Trophy Club from 8AM-12PM at Trophy Club Town Hall. If you've had COVID-19 symptoms in the past week, or you're an essential worker, you qualify for free testing.

Call us Monday - Friday 8AM-5PM to pre-register at 940-349-2585. Learn more about DCPH COVID-19 testing at DentonCounty.gov/COVID19testing.

Press Release: 19 New COVID-19 Cases in Denton CountyMay 18, 2020 – Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced 19 ...
05/18/2020

Press Release: 19 New COVID-19 Cases in Denton County

May 18, 2020 – Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced 19 new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County. This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 1,088 confirmed COVID-19 cases. DCPH is also reporting 8 newly recovered cases of COVID-19.

For information regarding DCPH’s upcoming testing centers, please visit dentoncounty.gov/COVID19testing. For additional COVID-19 data including active case information by municipality, hospital capacity, and ventilator utilization, visit dentoncounty.gov/COVIDstats. For COVID-19 health and safety information, visit dentoncounty.gov/COVID19.

Don't forget to call us at 940-349-2585 to pre-register for Tuesday's Drive-Thru COVID-19 testing center.  Give us a cal...
05/18/2020

Don't forget to call us at 940-349-2585 to pre-register for Tuesday's Drive-Thru COVID-19 testing center. Give us a call before 5 PM on Monday to reserve your spot for testing on Tuesday morning.

Things WILL get better.Come explore with us. Join us in July for our very first Online Art Gallery!Visit watchdenton.org...
05/18/2020

Things WILL get better.

Come explore with us. Join us in July for our very first Online Art Gallery!

Visit watchdenton.org for more information.

#MentalHealthMonday
#MentalHealthMatters
#ChildrensFeelingsAreAWorkOfArt
#WATCHDenton

DCPH’s next COVID-19 drive-thru testing center for Denton County community members will be held this Tuesday in Denton o...
05/17/2020

DCPH’s next COVID-19 drive-thru testing center for Denton County community members will be held this Tuesday in Denton on 5/19 from 8AM-12PM in the UNT Union Circle Parking Garage.

Eligibility for COVID-19 testing includes:
- Individuals with COVID-19 symptoms within the previous 7 days
OR
- All critical infrastructure workers

Call us Monday - Friday 8AM-5PM to pre-register at 940-349-2585. You MUST be pre-registered to get tested.

Learn more about DCPH COVID-19 testing at DentonCounty.gov/COVID19testing.

Press Release: 18 New COVID-19 Cases in Denton CountyMay 17, 2020 – Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced 18 ...
05/17/2020

Press Release: 18 New COVID-19 Cases in Denton County

May 17, 2020 – Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced 18 new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County. This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 1,069 confirmed COVID-19 cases. DCPH is also reporting 7 newly recovered cases of COVID-19.

For additional information regarding DCPH’s upcoming testing centers including eligibility requirements, please visit www.dentoncounty.gov/COVID19testing. For additional COVID-19 data including active case information by municipality, hospital capacity, and ventilator utilization, visit www.dentoncounty.gov/COVIDstats. For COVID-19 health and safety information, visit www.dentoncounty.gov/COVID19.

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Denton County Public Health (DCPH) promotes and preserves sustainable community health through exceptional education, compassionate care and quality service.

DCPH provides preventive public health services by:


  • Assuring disease surveillance and working to prevent the spread of disease

  • Protecting against environmental hazards

  • Promoting and encouraging healthy behaviors

  • Preparing and responding to disasters and assisting communities in recovery efforts
  • DCPH investigates and reports communicable diseases, engages in emergency preparedness and responds to public health threats, promotes health education, provides clinical medical and Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) services to qualifying residents. Our highly skilled, educated, and compassionate staff consists of bilingual support personnel, registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses, physicians, certified health educators, social workers, nutritionists and administrators. We partner with local organizations to promote a healthy community to live, work and play. DCPH is leading our community to a healthier future. This account will be managed in accordance to Denton County's Social Media Policy. The policy can be found in it's entirety at dentoncounty.com/Pages/Social-Media-Policy.aspx.

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