What is Public Health?

Public health is the approach to medicine that is concerned with the health of the community as a whole. Public health is community health. It has been said that: "Health care is vital to all of us some of the time, but public health is vital to all of us all of the time."

Rockwall County is one of several counties within the state of Texas that does not operate its own Local Health Department.  The Texas Department of State Health Services Region 2/3 provides public health services to our residents. 

Local Texas DSHS contact info is below:

Region 2/3 Headquarters
1301 S. Bowen Road, Suite 200
Arlington, Tx 76013
Phone: 817-264-4500 | Fax: 817-264-4506

Serves Kaufman, Rockwall Counties and *I-45 corridor of Ellis County
Cottage 732
1200 East Brin Street
Terrell, TX 75160
Phone: 972-551-8488
Fax: 972-551-8701
Please take some time to browse the topics below for more information. Each page also includes links to federal, state and/or local resources.

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