2016 Zika Virus

Update: CDC issues new travel guidance for pregnant women. Get the facts!

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2016 Beat the Heat

It’s summer time … avoid heat-related illness!

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Purr-fect feline friends for $10!

We’re celebrating Adopt A Shelter Cat Month with $10 adoption fees for all cats/kittens in June.

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The Executive Director

Harris County residents!

It is my great pleasure to welcome you to Harris County Public Health & Environmental Services (HCPHES) - the county health department for Harris County, Texas. HCPHES is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of Harris County residents and the communities in which they live.

HCPHES has an annual budget of over $60 million that reports to Harris County Commissioners Court. We are made up of over 500 public health professionals who are proud of the work they do each and every day in serving the health needs of our community. Our staff members are continually recognized at the local, regional, state, and national levels for their work in a variety of areas in public health.

We have a fantastic community in Harris County yet challenges remain – please join us in our goal to make Harris County the healthiest community possible!

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