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Texas Health and 
Human Services Commission
Brown-Heatly Building
4900 N. Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78751 512-424-6500

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission directs state agency efforts to provide an efficient and effective health and human services system for Texans. The system includes five agencies — the Health and Human Services Commission, the Department of Family and Protective Services, the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services, the Department of Aging and Disability Services and the Department of State Health Services.

Dialing 2-1-1 is the free, easy way to find out about services you can get in your area or through state programs.

Texas Department 
of State Health Services
1100 W. 49th St.
Austin, TX 78756 512-776-7111

The mission of the Texas Department of State Health Services is to improve health and well-being of residents by preventing and preparing for health threats, improving community health, protecting consumers and more all while building and sustaining effective partnerships.

Call the department or visit its website for more information including disease prevention, licenses and regulation, mental health and substance abuse treatment, emergency preparedness and birth, death, marriage and divorce records.

Texas Department of 
Family and Protective Services
701 W. 51st St.
Austin, Texas 78751 512-438-4800

The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services investigates reports of abuse and neglect of children, places children in foster care, places children in adoptive homes and helps youth in foster care transition into adulthood. To report abuse or neglect, call 800-252-5400. The Texas Youth & Runaway Hotline is 800-989-6884.

Abilene-Taylor County Health District
850 N. Sixth St.
Abilene, TX 79604 325-692-5600

As a division of the Community Services Department of the City of Abilene, the Abilene-Taylor County Public Health District is dedicated to providing quality preventive, educational and professional health services, which protect and improve the health of the entire community. The organization provides health care related to immunizations; blood pressure; cholesterol and diabetic screening; family planning; tuberculosis testing; pregnancy testing; the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program; STD testing; primary health care; and children’s dental services.


Call the district or visit its website for more information about disaster planning for families, tips for fighting the West Nile Virus and more.


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