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    Maternal & Child Health (MCH)   
    PO Box 149347, Mail Code 1922
    Austin, TX 78714-9347

    (512) 776-7373: Phone
    (512) 776-7658: Fax

Maternal & Child Health (MCH)

Texans can dial 2-1-1 (option 6) for information on COVID-19 and local community resources on health care, utilities, food, housing and more. Visit the DSHS coronavirus webpage for resources including COVID-19 vaccine information.

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) aims to improve the health of women of childbearing age, adolescents, children, infants, and children with special health care needs. Our staff supports the development of family-centered, community-based, coordinated systems of care.

DSHS produces several publications, some of which are mandated by the Texas Legislature. Topics include:

  • A parent’s guide to raising healthy, happy children
  • Parenting and information for parents of newborns
  • Safe sleep for babies
  • Umbilical cord blood banking


You can find a description of each publication and a link to order them on the DSHS webpage.

Last updated September 10, 2021