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About Us
The Victoria County Public Health Department will be a recognized leader in advancing the health and safety of the community.

To promote, protect, and respond to the residents of Victoria County and the communities we serve by providing public health services essential for healthy communities.
Our History
Victoria County Public Health Department (VCPHD) is a local public health department fully administered by the County of Victoria, a local governmental body. There is an advisory Board of Health, which has no governing authority, but does offer non-binding recommendations to VCPHD. The Board is appointed by the City of Victoria and the County of Victoria. The Victoria County Commissioners' Court is the governing authority for VCPHD.

VCPHD began in the 1890s as a disease control unit for the control of Smallpox infection in the area, and has evolved into a full service public health department, funded by local tax dollars, state and federal grant.

VCPHD currently has multiple Divisions including Finance, Administration, Environmental Health; General Sanitation, Floodplain, Food Inspections/Permitting, Mosquito Control, On-Site Septic Facility Inspection/Permitting & Water Lab, Epidemiology, HIV/AIDS Resource Program (HARP), Public Health Emergency Preparedness, Public Health Nursing, Texas Home Visiting and WIC. Currently VCPHD has 9 contracts through the Texas Department of Health Services (DSHS), and 3 DSHS subcontracts administered by Brazos County, TX.