Through the timely collection of data, Denton County Public Health reacts to public health threats by providing disease control measures. Immunization campaigns, chemoprophylaxis, and prevention education are some of the tools used by epidemiologists to stop the spread of communicable disease.
The health status of Denton County is monitored through several different surveillance systems. DCPH participates in local, regional, national, and international epidemiological information exchange networks. But we believe that the most important surveillance system is the reports that we receive on notifiable diseases from local health care workers.
Notifiable Conditions List
General Reporting Form
Confirmatory Lab Testing
Varicella (Chickenpox) Form
24/7 Contact Number for Reporting Health Emergencies and Urgent Epidemiological Assistance: 940-349-2909
Juan Rodriguez, MPH, Chief Epidemiologist: 940-349-2916
Lily Metzler, MPH, Epidemiologist: 940-349-2919
Taylor Keplin, MPH, Epidemiologist: 940-349-2923
Abby Hoffman, MS, Epidemiologist: 940-349-2570
Confidential Fax Number: 940-349-5078
Days and Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM