Brownwood-Brown County Health Department

Our Mission
To promote and protect the health of those in the community by making preventative health services available to every citizen needing them.
Health Department Front entrance

Department Description

The Brownwood-Brown County Health Department provides a variety of health services focusing on health promotion and prevention.  Funding is provided by the City of Brownwood and Brown County as well as through grants from the Texas Department of State Health Services and Health and Human Services.

For additional information on each area see the tabs to the left. 

Public Health

  • General Health Screens (blood pressure, pregnancy test, or body composition)
  • Immunizations
  • Seasonal Flu Vaccines
  • Tuberculosis Test and Treatment
  • Rabies Information and Treatment
  • Health Education and Events
  • STI(STD)/HIV Screening and Test

Public Health Preparedness 

  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Epidemiology
  • Brown County Medical Reserve Corps

Food Safety and Environmental Health

  • Food Establishment Inspections and Permits
  • Day Care and Foster Care Inspections
  • City of Brownwood Mosquito Control and Information
  • Illegal Dumping Information

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program

  • Support of healthy eating and living
  • Health screening and education toward healthy choices
  • Breastfeeding support and services 


  •  Provide and improve health programs and health education
  • Safeguard public health and promote safe, unadulterated, and honestly presented food to consumers
  • Draft and implement comprehensive public health emergency plans to mitigate the affect of public health threats
  • Encourage more community involvement in disease prevention
  • Increase immunization numbers, and awareness of STI and HIV prevention
  • Provide support and inspiration to eat right, have a healthy pregnancy, breastfeed successfully and raise amazing kids

To comply with the HIPAA Security Rule, all covered entities must do the following:

  • Ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of all electronically protected health information
  • Detect and safeguard against anticipated threats to the security of the information
  • Protect against anticipated impermissible uses or disclosures
  • Certify compliance by their workforce

Covered entities should rely on professional ethics and best judgment when considering requests for these permissive uses and disclosures. The HHS Office for Civil Rights enforces HIPAA rules, and all complaints should be reported to that office. HIPAA violations may result in civil monetary or criminal penalties.

For more information, visit the Department of Health and Human Services