Texas Department of State Health Services Directory

TopicProgramContactPhone
Camps for Youth (Health Inspections)PSQA Unit – Public Health Sanitation & Consumer Products Safety Group

Youth Camp Program

512-834-6788, ext. 2305

CampylobacteriosisEmerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch

Vanessa Cantu

Wendy Albers

Greg Leos

512-776-6648

512-776-6326

512-776-3182

Cancer Clusters (Excess Cancer)Environmental and Injury Epidemiology and Toxicology Unit

Emily Hall

512-776-2652

Cancer StatisticsCancer Epidemiology & Surveillance Branch

John Arend

Leticia Nogueira

512-776-6036

512-776-3422

Fax: 512-776-7681

Cancer Studies ResearchCancer Epidemiology & Surveillance Branch

John Arend

Leticia Nogueira

512-776-6036

512-776-3422

Fax: 512-776-7681

Cancer Surveillance (Texas Cancer Registry)Cancer Epidemiology & Surveillance Branch

CancerData@dshs.state.tx.us

Car SafetySafe Riders Program

Frank Luera

512-776-2207

Car SeatsSafe Riders Program

Frank Luera

512-776-2207

800-252-8255

Cardiovascular DiseaseCardiovascular Disease and Stroke Program

Nancy Eichner

512-776-3684

Case Management/Social WorkCase Management

Case Management

512-776-2168

CemeteriesVital Statistics

Geraldine Harris

512-776-2068

Central Adoption RegistryVital Statistics

Tricia Zeigler

512-776-7388

Certificates of Free Sale / Origin and SanitationCertificate of Free Sale Program

Foods Licensing Group

512-834-6626

Cervical Cancer Screening Breast and Cervical Cancer Services

Anna Osborne

512-776-3500

Cervical Cancer TestingBreast and Cervical Cancer Services

Anna Osborne

512-776-3500

Chagas DiseaseZoonosis Control Branch

Bonny Mayes

512-776-2888

CheckupsSafe Riders Program

Frank Luera

512-776-2207

CheesesMilk and Dairy Group

Milk and Dairy Group

512-834-6758

Chemical Contamination (Chemical Exposure)Environmental and Injury Epidemiology and Toxicology Unit

epitox@dshs.state.tx.us

Chemical Dependency CounselorsLicensed Chemical Dependency Counselor Program Professional Licensing and Certification Unit

Stewart Myrick

512-834-6628, ext. 4565

Chemical Threat - Laboratory TestingLaboratory Services Section, Emergency Preparedness Branch

Rahsaan Drumgoole

William "Bill" Edgemond

512-776-6171

512-776-7270

Chemicals (Hazardous Workplace)Hazard Communication Worker Right-to-Know Program

Hazard Communication Program

512-834-6787, ext. 2572

ChempackCommunity Preparedness Section

Michael Poole

512-458-7111, ext. 2084

Fax: 512-458-7472

Chicken Pox (Varicella)Emerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch

Brandy Tidwell

Kayla Boykins

Eric Garza

512-776-6577

512-776-3124

512-776-6825

Child (Placing Agency Records)Vital Statistics

Tricia Zeigler

512-776-7388

Child Fatality Review ProgramOffice of Title V and Family Health

Amy Bailey

512-776-2311

Child Fatality Review StatisticsCenter for Health Statistics

Data Management Program

512-776-7509

Child HealthOffice of Title V & Family Health

Ramah Leith

512-776-2021

Child Lead Reporting (formerly Disease Reporting Occupational)Environmental and Injury Epidemiology and Toxicology Unit

Patrick Bloomingdale

Teresa Willis

512-776-2919

512-776-6318

Child Passenger SafetySafe Riders Program

Frank Luera

512-776-2207

Child SafetySafe Riders Program

Frank Luera

512-458-7111, ext. 2207

Child SeatsSafe Riders Program

Frank Luera

512-458-7111, ext. 2207

Childhood Lead Poisoning PreventionEnvironmental and Injury Epidemiology and Toxicology Unit

Patrick Bloomingdale

Teresa Willis

512-776-2919

512-776-6318

Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN)Children with Special Health Care Needs Services Program

CSHCN

512-776-7355

800-252-8023

ChlamydiaHIV/STD Program

Mary Cullinane

512-533-3078

Chronic Wasting DiseaseZoonosis Control Branch

Eric Fonken

512-776-2155

Civil CommitmentOffice of Violent Sex Offender Management

Marsha McLane

512-834-4590

fax: 512-834-4595

Civil Rights IssuesHHSC Civil Rights Office

HHSC Civil Rights

888-388-6332

TTY 877-432-7232

Clinical Laboratories (CLIA) – Medicare CertificationHealth Facility Compliance

Sue Zimmerman

Patrick Waldron

512-834-6650, ext. 2603

512-834-6650, ext. 2625

Closures (Fish/Oysters)Seafood and Aquatic Life Group

Seafood and Aquatic Life Group

512-834-6757

Coalition Building (Immunizations)Immunization Branch

Monica Gamez

512-776-6678

800-252-9152

Coccidiodomycosis-Valley/Desert FeverEmerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch

Lesley Brannan

Michael Fischer

512-776-6354

512-776-6338

Code Enforcement Officer RegistrationCode Enforcement Officer Registration Program Professional Licensing and Certification Unit

Code Enforcement Officer Registration Program

512-834-4512

Cold/Flu Protection and PreventionEmerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch

Leslie Brannan

Johnathan Ledbetter

512-776-6354

512-776-6223

CommunicationsCommunications Unit

Melissa Loe

512-776-7400

Community Health WorkerPromotor(a) or Community Health Worker Training and Certification Program

Beatrice Smith

Paige Menking

512-458-7111, ext. 2208

512-458-7111, ext. 3860

Community Hospital Capital ImprovementOffice of EMS/Trauma Systems Coordination

Jane Guerrero

512-834-6700, ext. 6745

Community Mental Health Centers (Medicare Certification)Health Facility Compliance Patient Quality Care Unit

Patrick Waldron

512-834-6650, ext. 2625

Community PreparednessCommunity Preparedness Section

Bruce Clements

512-458-7219

Comprehensive Cancer ControlAdult Health and Chronic Disease Branch

Patty Moore

512-776-7234

Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation (Medicare Certification)Health Facility Compliance Patient Quality Care Unit

Patrick Waldron

512-834-6650, ext. 2625

Confidentiality IssuesGeneral Counsel

Lisa Hernandez

512-776-6587

Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH)Newborn Screening

Newborn Screening Unit

512-776-3957

Congenital HypothyroidismNewborn Screening

Newborn Screening Unit

512-776-3957

Consumer Products (Hazardous) – PermitsHazardous Consumer Products Registration Program (Licensing Unit)

Hazardous Products

512-834-6600, ext. 2174

Consumer Products (Hazardous) – RegulationsHazardous Consumer Products Registration Program (Policy and Standards)

Hazardous Products

512-834-6787, ext 2301

Contact Lens Dispensing PermitsContact Lens Dispensing Permit Program Professional Licensing and Certification Unit

Contact Lens Dispensing Permit Program

512-834-4515

Contaminated Sharps InjuriesEmerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch

Kelly Broussard

512-776-2358

Contaminated Sharps Injury ReportingEmerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch

Kelly Broussard

512-776-2358

Continuing EducationAcademic Affairs

Annette Lara

512-776-3567

Continuing Medical EducationAcademic Affairs

Annette Lara

512-776-3567

Continuing Nursing EducationAcademic Affairs

Annette Lara

512-776-3567

ContractsContract Oversight and Support Section

Jovita Salinas

512-458-7484

Controlled Substances SchedulesDrugs and Medical Devices Group

Drugs and Medical Devices Group

512-834-6755

CoronavirusEmerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch

Lesley Brannan

Johnatan Ledbetter

Marilyn Felkner

512-776-6354

512-776-6223

512-776-6393

CosmeticsDrugs and Medical Devices Group

Drugs and Medical Devices Group

512-834-6755

Council on Sex Offender TreatmentProfessional Licensing and Certification Unit

Celeste Lunceford

512-834-4551

County Fact Sheets/Selected Health FactsCenter for Health Statistics

Data Dissemination Program

512-776-7261

County Indigent HealthCounty Indigent Health

Connie Berry

512-776-2172

Crabmeat SafetySeafood and Aquatic Life Group

Seafood and Aquatic Life Group

512-834-6757

Creutzfeld-Jacob Disease (CJD)Emerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch

Michael Fischer

Marilyn Felkner

512-776-6338

512-776-6393

Crisis Stabilization Units (Hospital Licensing)Facility Licensing Group

Health Facility Licensing and Compliance

512-834-6648, ext. 2607

Cryptosporidiosis Emerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch

Wendy Albers

Greg Leos

Venessa Cantu

512-776-6326

512-776-3182

512-776-6648

CyclosporaEmerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch

Wendy Albers

Greg Leos

Venessa Cantu

512-776-6326

512-776-3182

512-776-6648

CysticercosisZoonosis Control Branch

Inger Vilcins

512-776-3791