What is Public Health?

Public health is the approach to medicine that is concerned with the health of the community as a whole. Public health is community health. It has been said that: "Health care is vital to all of us some of the time, but public health is vital to all of us all of the time."

Public Health in Rockwall County

Rockwall County is one of several counties within the state of Texas that does not operate its own Local Health Department.  The Texas Department of State Health Services Region 2/3 provides public health services to our residents. 

Local Texas DSHS Contact Info

  • Region 2/3 Headquarters
     1301 S. Bowen Road, Suite 200
     Arlington, Tx 76013
     Phone: 817-264-4500 | Fax: 817-264-4506
  • Terrell
    Serves Kaufman, Rockwall Counties and *I-45 corridor of Ellis County
    Cottage 732
     1200 East Brin Street
    Terrell, TX 75160
    Phone: 972-551-8488
    Fax: 972-551-8701

Please take some time to browse the topics below for more information. Each page also includes links to federal, state and/or local resources.

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