Environmental Services

Mission Statement

The departmental mission is to provide outstanding services in environmental health and in order to promote wellness and prevent disease in our community through prevention today and healthier tomorrow. This will be accomplished through the intellectual use of human resources, technology, education and common sense. 

Important Notice

The City of DeSoto Health Department only offers environmental health-related services. For medical and immunization services, contact your family physician or the Dallas County Health Department.

Below are helpful phone numbers and websites:

Dallas County Health Department Services, Region 2/3

Ph: 214.819.2000

Texas Department of State Health 

Ph: 817.264.4500


Safety Tips for the Summer
 Please keep the little one safe in and around water. Drowning is the leading cause of injury-related death of children ages 1 to 4 in United States. While we have a backyard pool or hot tub, or take child to a public or friend’s pool for a party, these three essential rules should be kept in mind.

  1. Teach children to swim
  2. Actively supervise your children when in or around water.
  3. Have the right equipment.
Click here for more safety tips during this summer.