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
 
 

Tip of the Month



Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness. Serious outcomes of flu infection can result in hospitalization and death. Some people such as older people, young children and people with certain health condition might be at high risk of flu complication. Flu viruses is most common during fall and winter. People with flu can spread it up to 6 feet away mainly by droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze, or talk. CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine as the first and most important step in protecting against influenza. Flu vaccines can reduce illness, doctor's visit and missed work and school due to flu. If you get sick with flu, antiviral drugs may be a treatment option. Check with doctor promptly if you are at high risk of serious flu complication and you get flu symptom

Protect yourself and your family from mosquito bite. 


CDC, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), state and local health departments, and other clinical and public health partners are investigating a multistate outbreak of lung injury associated with use of e-cigarette, or vaping, products.

To learn more what we know about vaping click here

Click here to learn more about this ten summer safety tips for kids