Public Health Region 1

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Information about what to do if you're sick, testing, symptoms, prevention tips and more is at

Region 1

Scott Milton, MD,
Regional Medical Director

Kelly Northcott,
Deputy Regional Director

Public Health Region 1 is one of eight  public health regions of the Department of State Health Services, the  state governmental agency responsible for bringing comprehensive public health services to the citizens of Texas. Public Health Region 1 serves a 41-county area in the Panhandle and South Plains.

Public Health Region 1 – Mission Statement

Our mission is to support the residents of West Texas as we work to improve the health of our communities by:

  • providing public health consultation, education, promotion, prevention, treatment, and regulation,
  • utilizing public resources efficiently, effectively, and responsibly to achieve defined public health outcomes.  

COVID-19 School Reporting and Resources:

To report a lab confirmed COVID case, please complete the Region 1 COVID-19 School Reporting Form and email it to HSR01.Executive@dshs.texas.govwith the subject line:

School Name / Report Form 
Example: ABC ISD / Report Form

Please refer to TEA, UIL, and your Regional Education Service Center for additional guidance. Additional school health resources can be found at:


  • Dial 2‑1‑1, then choose Option 6.

CDC Resources

School Websites

Mental Health Websites

Parent Resources:

Department of State Health Services, PHR 1
6302 Iola Ave
Lubbock, Texas 79424
Phone: 806-744-3577
Fax: 806-783-6435
Map to Lubbock Tx Office

Department of State Health Services, PHR 1

3407 Pony Express Way
Amarillo, Texas 79118
Phone: 806-655-7151
Fax: 806-373-4757

Current News

Current News and Information

Texas Flu Information

Zika In Texas

West Nile Virus In Texas

Texas Department of State Health Services

  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention   

Texas Department of Agriculture   

Texas Education Agency

State of Texas / Texas Health and Human Services Commission

Department of State Health Service / DSHS Weather Notification System

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Last updated September 29, 2021