Harris County Executive Director Leaves Current Position

Today Harris County Public Health (HCPH) announces the departure of their Executive Director Umair A. Shah, MD, MPH. Dr. Shah is set to become the next Secretary of Health for the state of Washington under Governor Jay Inslee, effective December 18, 2020. Dr. Shah first joined HCPH in 2004, as Deputy Director and the Director for Disease Control and Clinical Prevention. He was appointed HCPH Executive Director by Harris County Commissioners Court in 2013. “Under […]

HCPH Recommends Getting Tested As COVID-19 Cases And Hospitalizations Are Increasing In Our Community

Thanksgiving will be here in a few days, as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are increasing in our community. Health officials warn against large indoor gatherings. If you do insist on seeing people, HCPH recommends your group have 10 people or less and that you gather outside, where there is better air flow and you can socially distance. An additional precaution is for each person in your group to get tested now. If everyone tests negative, […]

New Animal Resource Center Finally Arrives in Harris County

Harris County Pets Celebrates with Grand-Opening Harris County Public Health (HCPH) is finally unveiling its new pet resource center, Harris County Pets (HCP), which replaces the animal shelter formally known as Harris County Animal shelter that was built in 1986. The new facility was made possible on a $24 million bond proposition that was passed by Harris County voters in 2015 as the community saw the need to replace the outdated shelter. With this new […]

COVID-19 Continues to Affect Harris County Families – Get Tested for FREE

Test Results are Faster (2-4 days) Locations for October 12-17.  The sites below are open 8 am- 3 pm Children can also be tested at these sites. Register at www.hcphtx.org or call 832-927-7575. Fellowship of Purpose 14203 Wallisville Rd, Houston, Texas 77049 City Church                                                     9522 Veterans Memorial Dr., Houston, TX 77038Closed Tuesday, October 13 Nassau Bay Baptist Church                            18131 Nassau Bay Dr., Houston, TX 77058Closed Tuesday, October 13 Spring Branch Community Health Center 7777 Westgreen Blvd, Cypress, […]

Don’t Skip Your Flu Shot During a Pandemic!

There is No Vaccine for COVID-19 Yet, but There is for the Flu Flu season is here. It’s arriving during a pandemic which has already killed more than 200,000 people in the U.S. this year. The Flu and COVID-19 are both very contagious viruses and spread in similar ways. Getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever during 2020-2021 to protect yourself and the people around you from flu, and to help reduce the […]

Get Tested at any of HCPH’s 10 Test Sites Locations, Monday 9/28 – Saturday 10/3

Testing is Free, Short Lines at the Sites, Get Your Results in 1-3 days Houston – With 10 HCPH testing locations, there is sure to be one close to you! With more people being allowed into businesses, your chances of being exposed to COVID-19 may increase, but you can still protect yourself. Wash your hands frequently, wear a mask, and stay 6 feet from others when you are out and get tested to protect yourself and the people […]