Denton County Public Health

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We are here to help our Denton County friends and neighbors on your journey to health and wellness—and we start with helping you find the information you need. We hope this site connects you to the services you’re looking for—whether it’s a doctor, immunizations, information about diseases, or permits for environmental services, we’re here to help. Thanks for visiting!

Matt Richardson, DrPH, MPH
Director, Denton County Public Health

For a summary of existing health trends in Denton County, please see the 2017 Community Health Assessment. This document serves as a foundation of quality health data for partner with stakeholders and residents to lead Denton County to a healthier future.

DCPH has partnered with residents and community members to create the 2018 – 2020 Community Health Improvement Plan. This plan outlines goals and objectives to address areas of health concern and collectively improve the health and well-being of individuals, families and the community 

Provide feedback on our online survey on the 2018 – 2020 Community Health Improvement Plan, or contact DCPH at with any additional feedback or questions.

About Denton County Public Health

We provide preventive public health services by:

  • Assuring disease surveillance and working to prevent the spread of disease
  • Protecting against environmental hazards 
  • Promoting and encouraging healthy behaviors
  • Preparing and responding to disasters and assisting communities in recovery efforts

Our highly skilled, educated, and compassionate staff consists of bilingual support personnel, registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses, physicians, certified health educators, social workers, nutritionists, epidemiologists, preparedness coordinators, medical examiners, and administrators. We partner with many other organizations such as schools districts, city parks and recreation departments, TWU, UNT, and EMS, to provide a healthy social and physical environment. Recent DCPH efforts to improve public health have received state and national recognition: