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Please check out our Frequently Asked Questions Page to help you understand what services we provide along with contact information for other agencies that provide health-related services that are not part of the department.

Please review our 2015 Annual Report. It includes brief descriptions of our programs and their accomplishments, a message from the Health Director, Assistant Director, and the Health Authority, demographics and health statistics, budget, staffing and funding information for the 2014 fiscal year.

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Press Releases

    West Nile case reported in El Paso despite cold weather

    Public Health
    The Department of Public Health continues to recommend mosquito bite prevention tips. To report standing water or other mosquito breeding sites, call 3-1-1. Please be sure to provide address or street names with cross streets when calling.

    Winter Weather Preparedness

    Public Health
    As the temperatures outdoors begin to drop, the chance of facing winter weather woes begins to increase. That’s why the Department of Public Health (DPH) is reminding residents about the need to be prepared for local risks. Whether it is busted water pipes, hazardous driving conditions, or coming down with the flu, the best way to overcome extreme winter weather is to be ready. Winter weather can be more than inconvenient; it can be dangerous. The DPH Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program wants to offer the community some winter weather preparedness tips.  Build a winter emergency kit for homes and vehicles (Keep food, water, and medical supplies together in a designated area)  Be a buddy (Check on senior and disabled neighbors)  Install carbon monoxide detectors (Making sure batteries are fresh)  Insulate (Windows, doors, attics, and water pipes)  Get the flu shot (Almost everyone should be vaccinated yearly)

    World AIDS Day

    Public Health
    As a part of continued efforts to fight this epidemic and in order to promote prevention, early detection, and treatment, the City of El Paso Department of Public Health will offer free confidential HIV testing on Friday, December 2, 2016 at 701 Montana from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    Third Travel-Associated Case of Zika Virus

    Public Health
    EL PASO, Texas – The City of El Paso Department of Public Health (DPH) announced today the confirmation of the third travel-related case of Zika virus in the area. A pregnant woman in her mid-30s tested positive for the virus following travel to South America.

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