About Texas Department of State Health Services- Houston
Texas Department of State Health Services- Houston is a Community Health Center.In order to get more information on this clinic, click on the icons below. You may be required to join for free in order to access full contact information.
Birth Defect Epidemiology
Cancer Epidemiology Surveillance
Community Health Services
Department of Social Work
Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
Environmental Health Program
Health Facility Licensing
Food and Drug Safety Program
Meat Safety Assurance Program
Milk and Dairy Products
Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity Prevention
Oral Health (Dental) Program
Public Health Improvement Program
Public Health Preparedness Program
Family Health Services and Contract Management
Radiation Control Program
Retail Food Safety Program
Tobacco Prevention and Control
Tuberculosis Elimination Program
Vision, Hearing and Screening Program
Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program
Since this is a sliding fee scale clinic, we have provided the Federal Poverty Guidelines below. Visit the Texas Department of State Health Services- Houston website listed above to see what the level is needed for free care.
Federal Poverty Guidelines for 2021
|Persons In Family Household||Poverty Guideline Salary per year|
For Households with more than 8 persons, add $4,480 for each additional person.
*Alaska and Hawaii have different rates for HUD federal poverty guidelines.
These numbers above represent 100% of the Federal Poverty Rate. In order to get reduced or free services from some clinics, they use a sliding fee scale based on your income.When they use a sliding fee scale, the 100% rate can be different than 100%. In those cases, using for example a 200% federal poverty level, you will only need double the 100% number listed above to 200%.
COVID-19 Information for Patients
Contact your healthcare provider by phone before coming to a clinic or hospital if you meet the following criteria:
- Symptoms such as fever, cough or shortness of breath, fatigue, headache
- Symptoms such as muscle or body aches, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose.
- Contact with someone with confirmed COVID-19 within 14 days of onset of systems
Mild Covid Symptoms
- Low-grade fever (approx 100 degrees Fahrenheit for adults)
- Nasal congestion
- Runny nose
- Mild, dry cough
- Mild body aches
Moderate Covid Symptoms
- Fever above 100.4 F
- Persistent cough
- Temporary shortness of breath when you exert yourself
- Exhaustion, need to stay in bed
Severe Covid Symptoms
- Constant trouble breathing
- Persistent chest pain or pressure
- Trouble staying awake
- Blue lips or face
Health Care Center
Texas Department of State Health Services- Houston is a Community Health Center.