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Follow our recommendations and avoid heat related illnesses. If you are in need of a fan for your home, remember to dial...
07/18/2020

Follow our recommendations and avoid heat related illnesses.

If you are in need of a fan for your home, remember to dial 2-1-1! #EPHealth #iamelpaso

Check in on sick and elderly family, friends and neighbors. As we age, our bodies aren't as good at regulating body temp...
07/17/2020

Check in on sick and elderly family, friends and neighbors. As we age, our bodies aren't as good at regulating body temperature.

Ensure their air conditioning is working properly, and that they're hydrated and cool. #EPHealth #iamelpaso

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government
07/17/2020

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government

Four additional deaths and 205 new COVID-19 cases are being reported today, bringing the cumulative totals to 10,843 cases and 177 deaths.

The patients include 1 female in her 70s, 2 males in their 90s, and 1 male in his 90s who had no underlying health conditions.

For more information and other data visit EPstrong.org.

Please avoid any strenuous activities and keep yourself hydrated. If you or someone you know need a fan, dial 2-1-1, the...
07/16/2020

Please avoid any strenuous activities and keep yourself hydrated. If you or someone you know need a fan, dial 2-1-1, the Extreme Weather Task Force can help! #EPHealth #iamelpaso

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government
07/16/2020

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government

This morning, we regret to report 14 additional deaths and 340 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the cumulative totals to 10,638 and 173 deaths.

The patients include 2 females and 1 male in their 70s, 1 female and 4 males in their 80s, and 4 females and 2 males in their 90s. All patients had underlying health conditions.

The City’s epidemiology team, including contact tracing, are conducting ongoing investigations in an effort to slow the spread from those currently and potentially infected, and to inform the public about other public health prevention measures implemented to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Health officials urge residents to stay home if possible, but if you must go out it is essential to practice social distancing, wear a face cover, frequently wash your hands with soap and water and if feeling even mildly under the weather residents should stay home.

For more information, other data, and to find a testing site near you visit EPstrong.org.

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government
07/16/2020

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government

Time and again, our community has come together to resolve challenges and rise to support our regional and international neighbors in overcoming extreme adversity. Thanks to our community, El Paso is #ACityThatShines and an All-America City Finalist! #AAC2020 National Civic League All-America City Awards

Timeline Photos
07/16/2020

Timeline Photos

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government
07/15/2020

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government

345 new COVID-19 cases and 2 additional deaths are being reported this morning for a cumulative total of 10,298 cases and 159 deaths.

The patients include a female in her 70s and a male in his 80s. Both patients had underlying medical conditions.

For more information, other data, and to find a testing site near you visit EPstrong.org.

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government
07/15/2020

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government

Earlier this morning, El Paso Electric donated 14,000 water bottles to the City's cooling centers to help our residents stay hydrated during triple-digit temperatures. We are thankful for their generous donation! #IAmElPaso

As El Paso approaches the hot summer months, rising ambient temperatures increase the risk of a heat-related illness. • ...
07/15/2020

As El Paso approaches the hot summer months, rising ambient temperatures increase the risk of a heat-related illness.

• Stay hydrated.
• Never leave people or pets in a car.
• Avoid strenuous activities and stay inside as much as possible.

07/15/2020
City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government

Getting tested is critical to stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community. If you decide to get tested remember to stay home until you receive your results.

To find a testing site near you visit the 'Testing' page at EPstrong.org

Hacerse la prueba es fundamental para detener la propagación de COVID-19 en nuestra comunidad. Si decide hacerse la prueba, recuerde quedarse en casa hasta que reciba sus resultados.

Para encontrar un sitio de prueba cerca de usted, visite la página de 'Pruebas’ en EPstrong.org

In as little as three minutes in the sun, a car's interior temperatures can heat up from 78 to 100 degrees, putting your...
07/14/2020

In as little as three minutes in the sun, a car's interior temperatures can heat up from 78 to 100 degrees, putting your loved ones in danger of hyperthermia or heatstroke.

Make a habit of checking your vehicle before leaving it. Look before you lock! #EPHealth #iamelpaso

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government
07/14/2020

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government

Remember to take advantage of free COVID-19 testing by the State through July 31. Testing is open to people with and without COVID-19 symptoms and is limited to the first 500 people per location. Starting July 15, no appointments are needed to get tested.

Recuerde tomar ventaja de las pruebas gratuitas de COVID-19 realizadas por el estado hasta el 31 de julio. Las pruebas están abiertas a personas con y sin síntomas de COVID-19 y estan limitadas a las primeras 500 personas por ubicación. A partir del 15 de julio, no se necesitan citas para hacerse la prueba.

Testing sites in El Paso:

July 14-18, July 20-25, and July 27-31 | 8AM to 2PM
• Nations Tobin Recreation Center; 8831 Railroad Dr.

July 14 | 9AM to 4PM
• Marty Robbins Recreation Center; 11620 Vista Del Sol
• Memorial Swimming Pool; 3251 Copper Ave.
• Haskins Recreation Center; 7400 High Ridge

July 15-31 | 9AM to 4PM
• Pavo Real Senior Center; 9301 Alameda
• Marty Robbins Recreation Center; 11620 Vista Del Sol
• Memorial Swimming Pool; 3251 Copper Ave.
• Haskins Recreation Center; 7400 High Ridge

Testing sites in rural areas:

July 22 | 9AM to 4PM
• Ysleta del Sur Pueblo; 11200 Santos Sanchez St.

July 29 | 9AM to 4PM
• Ysleta del Sur Pueblo; 11200 Santos Sanchez St.

July 30 | 9AM to 4PM
• Horizon First Baptist Church; 17018 Darrington Rd.

July 31 | 9AM to 4PM
• El Paso County ESD #2 District Office, 16001 Socorro Rd.

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government
07/14/2020

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government

Five additional deaths and 237 new COVID-19 cases are being reported this morning for a cumulative total of 9,953 cases and 157 deaths.

The patients include 3 females (40s, 60s & 80s) and 2 males (70s & 80s) all of whom had underlying health conditions.

For more information, other data, and to find a testing site near you visit EPstrong.org.

Avoid Heat Related Illnesses, stay hydrated!Drink Plenty of Fluids: Drink more fluids, regardless of how active you are....
07/13/2020

Avoid Heat Related Illnesses, stay hydrated!

Drink Plenty of Fluids: Drink more fluids, regardless of how active you are. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink.

Stay away from very sugary or alcoholic drinks—these actually cause you to lose more body fluid.

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government
07/13/2020

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government

One additional death and 206 new COVID-19 cases are being reported this morning, bringing the cumulative total to 9,716 and deaths to 152.

The patient was a male in his 80s with underlying health conditions.

To date, 5,879 residents have recovered from the virus and active cases continue to increase to 3,685.

City officials urge residents to stay home if possible, but if you must go out it is essential to practice social distancing, wear a face cover, and frequently wash your hands.

For more information, other data, and to find a testing site near you visit EPstrong.org.

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government
07/12/2020

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government

El Paso’s largest spike to date is being reported this morning with 411 new COVID-19 cases and 1 additional death. The cumulative totals continue to rise to 9,510 cases, 151 deaths, and 3,660 active cases.

The patient was a male in his 80s with underlying health conditions.

Health officials advised they are investigating the latest increase, and initial reports indicate the majority is due to community spread. City officials urge residents to stay home if possible, but if you must go out it is essential to practice social distancing, wear a face cover, and frequently wash your hands.

For more information and to find a testing site near you visit EPstrong.org.

El Paso Fire Department
07/12/2020

El Paso Fire Department

Avoid Heat Related Illnesses, stay hydrated!

Drink Plenty of Fluids: Drink more fluids, regardless of how active you are. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink.

Stay away from very sugary or alcoholic drinks—these actually cause you to lose more body fluid. Also avoid very cold drinks, because they can cause stomach cramps.

El Paso Office of Emergency Management
07/12/2020

El Paso Office of Emergency Management

In as little as three minutes in the sun, a car's interior temperatures can heat up from 78 to 100 degrees, putting your loved ones in danger of hyperthermia or heat stroke.

Make a habit of checking your vehicle before leaving it. Look before you lock!

El Paso Office of Emergency Management
07/12/2020

El Paso Office of Emergency Management

Elder citizens are among the most susceptible to heat-related illnesses and deaths.

It is critically important to check on neighbors and family members, especially those who live alone!

El Paso Fire Department
07/12/2020

El Paso Fire Department

Triple-digit temperatures are expected for the next several days. Stay safe!

Please avoid any strenuous activities and keep yourself hydrated. If you or someone you know need a fan, dial 2-1-1, the Extreme Weather Task Force can help!

US National Weather Service El Paso Texas
07/12/2020

US National Weather Service El Paso Texas

Know the signs of heat exhaustion and heat strokes! Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration and take breaks in the AC as often as possible. This long duration heat wave puts most of the population at risk for heat-related illnesses as our bodies don't get a break from the hot conditions.

El Paso Fire Department
07/12/2020

El Paso Fire Department

If it's hot outside for you, it's even hotter for your pet!

Pets can get dehydrated quickly, so give them plenty of fresh, clean water. Make sure your pets have a shady place to get out of the sun, be careful not to over-exercise them, and keep them indoors when it’s extremely hot.

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government
07/11/2020

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government

This morning, 353 new COVID-19 cases are being reported for a cumulative total of 9,099 cases. The total number of deaths remains at 150 and active cases continue to rise to 3,377.

For more information, data, and to find a free testing site near you visit EPstrong.org.

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government
07/10/2020

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government

Five additional deaths and 361 new COVID-19 cases are being reported today, bringing the cumulative total to 8,746 and deaths to 150. Active cases continue to significantly rise to 3,255.

All patients had underlying health conditions: 3 males (40s, 60s, 70s) and 2 females (80s). For more data, visit EPstrong.org

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government
07/09/2020

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government

One additional death and 350 new COVID-19 cases are being reported this morning for a cumulative total of 8,385 cases and 145 deaths. Active cases continue to rise to 3,085.

The patient was a female in her 80s with no underlying health conditions.

For more information and other data, visit EPstrong.org

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government
07/08/2020

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government

Today we are reporting El Paso’s largest spike to date with 5 additional deaths and 393 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the cumulative total to 8,035 and the total number of deaths to 144.

All except one of the patients had underlying medical conditions. They include: 3 males (50s, 60s, 70s), 1 female (60s), and 1 male (70s) with no medical conditions.

The city has increased daily testing from 500 to about 2,500—a 400% increase—in the last two weeks and will continue its aggressive approach on increased testing across the county, to find as many COVID-19 infected individuals as possible.

Officials are investigating the source of exposure for the latest increase. Initial reports indicate the majority are likely owing to community spread. However, portions of the spike appear to be due in part to additional cases among existing clusters in a detention facility and an elderly care facility.

For more information and other data, visit EPstrong.org

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government
07/07/2020

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government

Four additional deaths and 181 COVID-19 cases are being reported this morning, bringing the cumulative total to 7,642 cases and 139 deaths.

The patients include a male in his 70, a female in her 70s, a female in her 80s, and a male in his 100s. All had underlying health conditions.

For more information and other data, visit EPstrong.org

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government
07/06/2020

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government

Today, 248 new COVID-19 cases are being reported for a cumulative total of 7,461. The total number of deaths remains at 135.

To date, 4,546 residents have recovered from the virus and active cases continue to increase to 2,780. For more information and other data, visit EPstrong.org

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government
07/03/2020

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government

Today, 276 new COVID-19 cases and 3 additional deaths are being reported for a cumulative total of 6,665 cases and 135 deaths. Active cases continue to rise to 2,303.

The patients include a female in her 90s and 2 males in their 80s, all of whom had underlying health conditions.

The public is reminded that starting today, every person in Texas is mandated to wear a face covering over their nose and mouth when inside a commercial entity or other building or space open to the public.

Additionally, the City’s amended Local Emergency Directive also prohibits all outdoor gatherings in excess of 10 people unless prior approval from the Mayor is obtained.

For more information and other data, visit EPstrong.org

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government
07/03/2020

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government

Going out? Don’t forget your mask! First-time offenders who fail to wear a mask when in public will be issued a warning and repeat offenders could be fined up to $250.

To report non-compliance, call the police non-emergency number at (915) 832-4400. #MaskUpTexas

¿Vas a salir? ¡No olvides tu máscara! Los infractores que no usen una máscara cuando estén en público recibirán una advertencia y los infractores reincidentes podrían recibir una multa de hasta $250.

Para denunciar el incumplimiento, llame al número de no emergencia de la polícia al (915) 832-4400. #CubreteTexas

Address

5115 El Paso Dr
El Paso, TX
79905

Sun Metro offers services directly in front of our administrative offices. Please visit: http://www.sunmetro.net/ or call: 915-212-3333 for more details.

General information

The Department of Public Health (DPH) transitioned form a Health District to a City Department in 2008, but has been the local health authority in El Paso since 1932. The City maintains contractual agreements with the County and six municipalities within the County. It has health clinics and mobile units that provide direct clinical services, a health education program, a preparedness program, an epidemiology program, laboratory services, WIC services, and food inspection services. The DPH is staffed by approximately 263 skilled workers with expertise in core public health competencies and primarily bi-lingual in order to offer services based on the cultural diversity of our local population. It regularly evaluates its programs and activities to ensure services are offered in a manner expected by our various customers and provided with the highest quality available.

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 18:00
Thursday 09:00 - 18:00
Friday 09:00 - 18:00

Telephone

(915) 212-0200

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