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    Health and Human Services

    Public Health News Releases
    For more information, please contact Kelly Hanes, Sr. Public Information Officer, at 817-321-5306 or Al Roy, Public Information Officer, at 817-321-5313.

    Diabetes Information
    Various education formats that emphasize preventing Type 2 Diabetes are available. Our awareness efforts include Community Outreach, as well as Education Classes and/or Personal Consultation here at Tarrant County Public Health. We work closely with the Tarrant County Diabetes Collaboration to provide instructors when needed. All classes are taught by a Certified Health Education Specialist, a trained Peer Educator, or a Certified Diabetes Educator.

    Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program (BCCCP)
    At Tarrant County Public Health Main Campus the following services are offered in an effort to eliminate Breast and Cervical Cancer from our community: clinical breast exams, pap smears, mammograms, diagnostic services for abnormal findings (i.e. ultrasounds, biopsies), and case management for cancer treatment.

    Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention
    TAKE CHARGE - LIVE WELL is a six-week program that addresses chronic-disease self-management. Participants meet for 2 hours, on a weekly basis, and learn positive ways to cope with their illness (or a loved one's illness) through various skill building activities.

    Immunization Information
    Without proper immunizations, both adults and children can become sick, disabled or die as a result of contracting a disease. And many diseases are entirely preventable with the proper vaccinations.

    Tuberculosis (TB) Skin Tests
    Tuberculosis causes far more deaths than any other infectious diseases worldwide. It infects one-third of the world's population, and kills three million people every year (a quarter of the world's preventable deaths).

    Refugee Health Screening Program
    Tarrant County Public Health’s Tuberculosis Elimination is working in cooperation with the Texas Department of Health to provide incoming displaced persons from around the world with screenings for general health, nutrition and tuberculosis (TB).

    Subdividing Land/Plat Approval
    If you own property in Tarrant County and you wish to divide and develop it using On-Site Sewage Facilities (OSSFs) you will need to get the plat approved by the Public Health Department and the Transportation Services Department prior to it being approved by the Commissioners Court.

    Adult Health Services (Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic)
    Tarrant County Public Health’s Adult Health Services program provides a comprehensive, integrated approach to the prevention and control of sexually transmitted disease (STD) and HIV throughout Tarrant County.

    HIV Counseling, Testing and Prevention Services
    The Preventive Medicine Clinic (PMC) functions as an important link for people needing personal health services by providing primary medical care to people who are HIV positive. PMC staff includes a physician, nurse practitioner and medical case managers to help with counseling and referrals.

    STD Information
    STDs can be caused by bacteria, viruses or other organisms. Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, Syphilis and several other bacterial infections are usually curable with antibiotics requiring only one visit to the STD clinic.

    Travel Health Services
    Formerly named the International Travel Clinic, Travel Health Services provides the following: health consultations for travelers, travel immunizations and booster shots, destination dossiers, and international Certificates of Vaccination (yellow cards).