Texas Department of State Health Services

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Find info on prevention, symptoms, travel, and resources

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COVID-19 Self-Checker

Find out if you should get tested.

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TX COVID‑19 Test Collection Sites

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Opening the State of Texas

Review all DSHS guidance for Opening the State of Texas

Every Dose Matters

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Stop the flu

Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month in Texas

A parent holds a newborn's hand.Each year, 180 Texas children get diagnosed with sickle cell disease and over 5,000 inherit the sickle cell trait. Newborn screening diagnoses children early. This means more time to find specialists and care.

Newborn Screening Info

Newborn Screening

Newborn baby yawning.All babies born in Texas get a newborn screening blood test. The test checks for certain disorders, so parents can get treatment early.

10 things Parents Want to Know