• Contact Us

    Physical address
    1100 West 49th Street
    Austin, Texas 78756-3199
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    Mailing address
    Center for Health Statistics
    Department of Health State Services
    Mail code: 1898
    Austin, TX 78741-9347

    Phone: (512) 776-7261
    Fax: (512) 776-3255
    Email: chs-info@dshs.texas.gov

Detailed contact information

Physical address

Center For Health Statistics
Department of State Health Services
1100 West 49th Street
Austin, Texas 78756-3199


Mailing address

Center for Health Statistics
Department of State Health Services
Mail code: 1898
Austin, TX 78714-9347

Phone numbers and email addresses

CHS main line (512) 776-7261  
CHS Toll free (in Texas) (866) 239-7279  
CHS FAX (512) 776-7344  
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (512) 776-6579 brfss@dshs.texas.gov
Health Professions Resource Center (512) 776-6541 hprc@dshs.texas.gov
Map Requests/GIS Tech Assistance (512) 776-6750 gis@dshs.texas.gov
Nursing Workforce Data Section (512) 776-6723 tcnws@dshs.texas.gov
Vital Statistics Reporting Services (512) 776-7509 vstat@dshs.texas.gov
Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (512) 776-2564 yrbss@dshs.texas.gov

How to submit a data request

Submit data requests by email or regular mail. Be sure to include the following information:

  • Name and contact info
  • The precise data value you need (births with no prenatal care, ...)
  • Type of data (raw counts, rates, ...)
  • Time period and time units (1999-2002 by year, 2001 by month, ...)
  • Geographic coverage (all Texas, a particular county, ...)
  • Aggregation unit (by county, by public health region, ...)
  • Data breakdowns (age, gender, race/ethnicity, ...)
  • Preferred data format (delimited text, spreadsheet, database, ...)
For public health regions, be sure to specify whether you want the 11 Public Health Regions or the 8 Health Service Regions. For age breakdowns, specify the age groupings needed.
Last updated November 26, 2019