Please note in observation of President's Day, City of Austin offices are closed on Monday February 19, 2024 and we will re-open on Tuesday February 20 at 8am.
In partnership with the Austin/Travis County Success By Six Coalition, the City works to ensure families have access to high-quality early learning options that meet their needs. Additionally, the City works with Texas Rising Star 4-Star providers through Workforce Solutions Capital Area Child Care Services (CCS) to provide subsidized child care for eligible families.
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.
APH’s public-facing complaint system is an online survey that allows you to file a foodborne illness report when events surrounding your illness are fresh on your mind. When you think that something you ate made you sick (and possibly others), fill out the questions completely to capture as much information as possible to send to your local health department. APH epidemiologists will examine your report, investigate if needed, and capture real-time information about what is going on in your community.
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.
The Sexual Health Clinic at 15 Waller Street (RBJ Health Center, 1st Floor) provides evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of sexually transmitted infections. Schedule a clinic appointment online or call 512-972-5430. Clinic hours are 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The fee for examination and treatment is $20, which includes all laboratory testing. NOTE: We can only test for Genital Herpes if you have active symptoms.
Smoking in public places is prohibited in Austin. To report violations, call 3-1-1 or complete the Smoking in Public Places Online Complaint Form. Reports can be made anonymously.
The Neighborhood Centers can help low- and moderate-income families in need with free services, including food assistance, job search help, health screenings, fans, and more.
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.