Hidalgo Co. HHS was established on January 1, 1933 and has since responded to public health issues such as disease outbreaks, water and food-borne illnesses, mosquito-borne illnesses, natural disasters, tuberculosis, and other communicable diseases.
The HCHHS core divisions include Human Services, Clinical Health Services, Immunization Services, Pulmonary Tuberculosis Clinic, Environmental Health Division, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Disease Surveillance, and the HidalGO FIT Wellness Program.
Public health is making a difference in our community. We are continuously battling new challenges because each year brings new diseases, new chronic disease risks, and more natural and man-made disasters.
Every new threat must be met with well-planned; evidence based coordinated actions that are executed by a public health response in order to prevent new epidemics and to halt the spread of disease.