Department of State Health Services - Public Health Region 8

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Public Health Region 8

Lillian Ringsdorf, MD, MPH
Regional Medical Director

Gale Morrow, MPH, MCHES
Deputy Regional Director


Welcome to the Texas Department of State Health Services Region 8.  We provide public health services in twenty-eight counties of south central Texas.  Region 8 borders the Rio Grande River and Mexico on the west and the Gulf Coast in the east.  Region 8 is geographically diverse and includes rolling hills and plains, hill country, coastal plains, brush country and desert.  We have a combined population of 3 million with 1.7 million people living in Bexar County.

How to Reach us:

DSHS Public Health Region 8
7430 Louis Pasteur Dr, San Antonio, TX 78229
Phone: 210-949-2121 | Fax 210-949-2015
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After Hours and Emergency Reporting by Health Officials:

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Current News and Information:

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Last updated September 19, 2022