Contact Us
Harris County Public Health

2223 West Loop South
Houston, TX 77027
Main Switchboard: 713.439.6000
To report an emergency any time, call: 713.755.5050

Office of Executive Director
Executive Director: Umair A. Shah, MD, MPH
  • Tel: 832.927.7500
  • Fax: 713.439.6384
Office of Deputy Director
Deputy Director: Les Becker, MBA
  • Tel: 832.927.7487
  • Fax: 713.439.6080
Communications, Education and Engagement
  • Media Requests: 713.439.6911
  • Tel: 832.927.7513
  • Fax: 713.439.6362
The Texas Public Information Act (PIA)

The Texas Public Information Act is a Texas law that gives you the right to access information held by Texas and local government agencies including Harris County Public Health (HCPH).  It is similar to the federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).  If you are requesting information via the PIA, please email to: FOIA@phs.hctx.net

Disease Control and Clinical Prevention

Patient Appointment Call Center: 713.212.6800 

Health and Wellness Clinics: (call the Patient Appointment Call Center for an appointment)

  • Humble
  • Southeast

Dental Clinics(call the Patient Appointment Call Center for an appointment)

  • Humble: 832.927.1300 
  • Southeast: 713.274.9430 

Refugee Health Screening (call the clinic for an appointment)

Outreach Center (on Harwin): 713.274.2599 
Tuberculosis Elimination:
  • 713.439.6215
  • 713.439.6214 
Ryan White:
  • HIV/AIDS Program: 713.439.6090
  • Ryan White Funding: 713.572.3724
Health Information Management
  • 713.439.6025
Environmental Public Health
  • Tel: 713.274.6300
  • Fax: 713.274.6375
  • TDD: 713.755.5005
Mosquito and Vector Control
  • Main Number: 713.440.4800
  • Fax: 713.440.4795
  • Reporting Dead Birds: 713.440.3036
  • Community Education (Harris County/Houston): 713.440.3040
Nutrition and Chronic Disease Prevention
  • NCDP Administration Line: 713.274.5757
  • NCDP Fax: 832.927.0270
  • WIC Administration: 713.439.6145
  • WIC Fax: 713.439.6309
  • WIC Appointment Line: 713.407.5800
  • Texas WIC: 800.942.3678
  • Breastfeeding Support Helpline: 713.407.5898
  • Health Fair Request: 713.439.6082
Policy and Planning
  • Tel: 713.439.6931
  • Fax: 713.439.6199
Public Health Preparedness
  • Tel: 713.439.6179
  • Fax: 713.439.6080
Science, Surveillance and Technology

Main Switchboard: 832.927.7442


Communicable Disease Surveillance and Reporting - Epidemiology
  • Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.: 713.439.6000 (Ask for Epidemiologist on call) 
  • After Hours and Weekends: 713.755.5050 
Veterinary Public Health
  • Tel: 281.999.3191
  • Fax: 281.847.1911