Health District

Health Highlights
-Product Recalls
Kellogg Company Voluntarily Recalls Limited Number of Kellogg’s® Eggo® Nutri-Grain® Whole Wheat Waffles Due to Potential Health Risk
Censea, Inc. Recalls Shrimp Product Because of Possible Health Risk
  
 -Fight the Bite... Day and Night From Mosquitoes 
Check out these links for info on Prevention
Fight the Bite Day and Night
Fight the Bite Return From Zika Area
Fight the Bite Travel Safe
House Card
Zika Virus Fact Sheet
Zika Virus Fact Sheet (Spanish)

 For more information the CDC website click here.
Mosquitoes in Wichita Falls Test Positive for West Nile Virus Press Release 8/9/2016
   
-Having problems with rats, check out our Rat Facts!  
     
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Divisions of the Health District

Administration
Animal Services
Emergency Preparedness
General Environmental
Laboratory/Water Pollution
Nursing/Personal Health
TPCC Tobacco Prevention & Control Coalition
Vital Statistics
WIC    

Find out more about our services

Service Brochure


Community Health Assessment

In collaboration with the Health Coalition of Wichita County, the Health District is in the process of updating the Community Health Assessment (CHA) and Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). The following is a draft of the CHA, for which we are seeking input from the community. Please send any comments, questions or concerns regarding this draft report to the following email address: amy.fagan@wichitafallstx.gov 
This is a collaborative, important process that allows the community to truly look at the overall picture of health in Wichita County. Your input is highly valuable in this process.
  
2016 Community Health Assessment

WHAT IS 5-2-1-0=8?


5210=8Click Here For More Information

Proposed Food Code Changes for 2014


See the proposed changes to the food code for 2014. Proposed Changes

Restaurant Water Conservation


The Health District has created several promotional items for restaurants to display on tabletops, entrances, bathrooms and other areas of the property which encourage patrons and employees to conserve water during the devastating drought affecting the City of Wichita Falls.
Restaurant Conservation Flyer
Restaurant Tabletop Tent-Large
Restaurant Tabletop Tent-Small
Restaurant Water Saving Ideas Flyer

Reportable and Notifiable Disease and Conditions


It is vital that the Health Department is notified of suspected or diagnosed case of a disease classified as a “Reportable Communicable Disease” or “Notifiable Condition.” Complete reporting information reporint tool are available through the Communicable Disease and Disease Reporting section of this website.

Wichita Falls Wichita County Smoking Ordinance


   bars smoke free 6/17/2016
Wichita Falls Wichita County Smoking Ordinance can be found on the following link. Smoking Ordinance
Tobacco retailers are now under new guidelines as the FDA regulates e-cigarettes as of August 8th, 2016!
Press Release Aug. 19, 2016 
For full rules please refer to FDA's website at http://www.fda.gov/TobaccoProducts/Labeling/RulesRegulationsGuidance/ucm394909.htm.
Tobacco-Free E-Policy
The Model Tobacco-Free Campus Policy is a template which is intended to assist and guide a business that is interested in modifying their current tobacco policy in order to keep current with social norms, to meet federal, state, or local mandates, to bring down the cost of providing health insurance, or to improve the productivity and general health of their employees. In order to make the document a real and important asset to business, it is available in electronic format from the Wichita County Tobacco Prevention and Control Coalition. 
  

Model Tobacco-Free Campus Policy Summary
Tobacco-Free Campus Policy Template
 

Wellness Resources for Wichita County


Looking for ways to stay fit? Want to quit tobacco? Need to get active? Seeking ways to keep the kids occupied? Check out the Wellness Resources for Wichita County. This site will provide you and your family with fun and healthy activities available locally. Being active is important for your overall well-being. When you combine that with a healthy diet, and avoiding tobacco in all its forms, you can reduce your risk for heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and other chronic diseases.

Wichita Falls Trail System app


Wichita Falls Trail System is a wonderful way to enjoy the benefits of healthy exercise and enjoy looking at the beautiful scenery in our parks and along our stream corridors. It currently consists of over 18 miles of concrete trail, but once completed, the resulting city-wide Circle Trail will be approximately 24 miles. Here you can check out the trail, browse the beautiful photos, find parking, restrooms and plenty of things to do along the trail under Points of Interest. http://www.wftrailsystem.com/


Looking for healthy restaurant options?

Check out Por Vida!


       Health Coalition LogoPor Vida Logo
Participating Restaurants
Click here for participating menu items
Golden Chick
Gutierrez Restaurant
Gypsy Kit
Luby's Cafeteria
Market Street McDonald's
United Supermarket

¡Por Vida!
is a restaurant recognition program that helps adults and children make healthier food choices by identifying those menu items that meet nutritional guidelines. Restaurants can play an active role in the health of the community. When you choose ¡Por Vida!, you make a better choice “For Life”!

Where can I find the approved ¡Por Vida! Options?

The restaurant may have a second menu, menu insert or have it display. Just ask the staff for their approved ¡Por Vida! menu. If they do not have one, invite them to visit www.eatwellwichitacounty.com to find out how to become a participating restaurant. The approved ¡Por Vida! options are also here.