Houston and Harris County COVID-19 data is now combined to give people a full visual overview of what’s happening in the entire county, including the city of Houston. The dashboard is available at HoustonEmergency.org/covid19.
Houston's FREE COVID-19 drive-thru testing sites are now available to who wants to get tested, regardless of symptoms. Call 832-393-4220 to be provided a code and instructions on where to go. Learn More
CDC now recommends use of cloth face coverings
CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain. The cloth face coverings recommended are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators. Learn More
Share your COVID-19 experience
The COVID-19 Registry is a research study that provides real-time information to health departments on the spread of COVID-19, who is being affected, and how. Take the Survey
COVID-19 call center available
The Houston Health Department COVID-19 call center is available weekdays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and weekends from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The number is 832-393-4220.
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The Houston Health Department (HHD) works in partnership with the community to promote and protect the health and social well-being of Houstonians and the environment in which they live. HHD is a full-service health department that not only performs all core functions of a Public Health Department but also many enhanced functions including initiatives to address health inequities. HHD services
benefit all Houston residents but the department also takes additional steps to support those most in need, such as low-income mothers and children, the elderly and minority populations. Most HHD functions serve the 2.3 million residents of the City of Houston but the scope and impact extends into Harris County’s population of 4.7 million people through the department’s Area Aging on Aging, Bureau of Youth and Adolescent Health, Project Saving Smiles, See to Succeed, immunization strategies, syndromic surveillance and HIV-STD surveillance. HHD’s laboratory also services a 17-county region.