The City of Austin and Travis County offer a child care program for low income families in Austin/Travis County that is operated by Workforce Solutions Child Care Services (CCS).
Call 512-972-5555 or fax 512-972-5772 at any time of day to report a disease. Messages are answered within 15 minutes. For more information, see Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance.
Learn about free nutrition or diabetes education classes, available at locations throughout Travis County.
Due to State of Texas Legislation No. SB582
1. Registration is no longer required for food handlers. EHSD will no longer accept applications.
2. Training that is accredited by the State or ANSI is still required for food handlers.
Visit Neighborhood Centers for services for low and moderate-income families in need including basic needs (food pantry), seasonal program services (Christmas Bureau applications) and social services (crisis intervention).
Vaccinations are available for children (Shots for Tots), adults (Big Shots), persons needing testing or persons having hepatitis. Seasonal flu shots are also available. For an appointment, call 512-972-5520. View information about immunization clinics.
Food establishments in Austin are inspected twice a year to evaluate proper food handling to ensure food safety. Inspection scores are posted online for public review.
Smoking in public places is prohibited in Austin. To report violations, call 512-978-0300, send an email, or complete the Smoking in Public Places Online Complaint Form. Reports can be made anonymously.
Get help to quit tobacco for good or learn how to create more tobacco-free environments where you live, work, and play.
The tuberculosis clinic provides evaluation and treatment of clients for latent and active TB disease.
Learn about this free program to start a physical activity group with your family, friends, neighbors, or co-workers.
Participants learn about nutrition and how to stay healthy, and receive food certificates to purchase healthy foods. WIC Services are free to those who are eligible.
NOTICE: TEXAS WIC PROGRAM IS OPEN. All clinic sites for the Austin/Travis County Health and Human Services Department Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program serving Travis and Bastrop County are open and providing services as usual.