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Prevent Zika Infection


Laredo, TX- Mosquito season is here and the City of Laredo Health Department (CLHD) is...

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Heat Prevention


Laredo, TX- Mosquito season is here and the City of Laredo Health Department (CLHD) is advising

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Vectorbone Disease


Laredo, TX –The summer heat is here and we want to remind the public on heat prevention...

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When it comes to ensuring quality of life and living a healthy, happy, and productive life, prevention, wellness,disease control, and education are critical key foundations. Public health sets the standard and is perhaps the most readily available and low-cost health source for any community. There is no doubt that it works; the evidence is everywhere - with every clean glass of water served straight from the tap, with every bacteria-free meal enjoyed at the local food establishments and with every smiling child that survives their childhood years to become healthy productive adults.

Public health sets the standard as the most readily available and low-cost health source for any community.

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MISSION STATEMENT

As a leader in public health, the City of Laredo Health Department is committed to providing quality culturally competent health care, prevention and disease control services and is ready to respond to any public health emergency. Hector F. Gonzalez, MD, MPH Health Department Director.

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ADMINISTRATION / Main Line 795-4900

  • General After Hours Calls (Pager; 24/7) or Call 311 344-1569
  • Vital Statistics: Birth & Death Certificates 795-4929

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SERVICES DIVISION 795-4904

  • Environmental Health and Food Management: Food Handlers’ Training &
    Licensing; Restaurant, Motel, Pool, & Food Preparation Inspections; Integrated Vector Control Program, Smoking, Tire Shop, and Tattoo Parlor Regulation

PATIENT CARE SERVICES DIVISION 795-4910

  • City of Laredo/UTHSCSA Dental Health Clinic (Children & Adults): 523-7500
    X-rays, Cleanings, Fillings and Extractions
  • Primary Care Services (La Familia) : 795-4907
    Hypertension & Diabetes Screening and Treatment
  • Maternal & Child Health Services: 795-4924
    Prenatal, Women’s Health and Family Planning, Well-Baby Checkups
  • TB Elimination Program: Screening & Treatment 795-4911
  • Nurse Family Partnership (NFP): Pregnancy Health Services523-7848

DISEASE CONTROL AND EPIDEMIOLOGY DIVISION795-4938

  • Public Health Preparedness:795-4938
    Outbreak Control; Response and Disaster Management
  • Healthcare Preparedness Program Training: Technical Assistance for 727-6960
    Healthcare and Hospital Emergency Preparedness and Response
  • HIV/AIDS/STD Services: HIV/AIDS Testing, Education, 795-4905
    Counseling & Social Services; HOPWA (Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS): STD Diagnosis & Treatment
  • Behavioral Health & Substance Abuse (Seymour Office) 722-3651
  • Vaccine Preventable Disease Control & Immunizations 795-4906
    (Children & Adults)
  • Laboratory Services: Level B Bioterrorism Lab and Water 795-4908
    Quality Testing

PUBLIC HEALTH PROMOTION AND NUTRITION DIVISION 795-4928

  • WIC Services:Nutrition, Breastfeeding, and Food Benefits795-4943
  • Heart & Stroke Healthy City Initiative795-4957
  • Healthy Living / Viviendo Mejor : Community Diabetes Project721-4994
  • Health Education:Buena Vida 795-4948
    (CHEM24) Blood Screening, Cancer Prevention, Disease Self Management, Community Outreach.

Main Clinic, 2600 Cedar - P.O. Box 2337 Laredo , TX 78044-2337

M: (956) 795-4900

Fax (956) 726-2632

CLHD@ci.laredo.tx.us