Health Department


Chauncy Williams, R.E.H.S./R.S - Director 

Department of Health Services


Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 220
Ennis, TX 75120

Physical Address:
105 S. Preston Street

Ennis, TX 75119

Ph: (972) 875-6442
Fx: (972) 875-8540

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Fact Sheets and Posters

The City of Ennis Department of Health Services Public Health Program is responsible for investigating, resolving and/or providing information regarding the following Public Health Concerns: Bed Bugs, Hazardous Chemical Spills/ Vehicles transporting food, Mold, Influenza, Asbestos, Lead Poisoning, Carbon Monoxide, Smoking, Tuberculosis, Insects, Rodents and Unsanitary Conditions.  The Department also provides Foster Care Environmental Inspections services as required by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services for child adoptions. 

Important Notice
The City of Ennis Department of Health Services only offers environmental health-related services.  For medical and immunization services, contact your family physician or the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Region 3 Clinics and Field Offices listed below.

Corsicana Navarro County Health Department
618 N. Main Street, Corsicana, TX 75110
Phone: 903-654-4952
Phone: 903-874-6731(STD)

Kaufman County & the I-45 corridor of Ellis County
3001 S. Washington
Kaufman, TX 75142
Phone: 972-932-2038
Fax: 972-932-3809

The City of Ennis Department of Health Services through the employment of a Local Health Authority (Licensed Physician) monitors trends and provides data to the public and the Texas Department of State Health Services relating to: Influenza, Tuberculosis and other reportable disease diseases of public concern.  

Foster Care Inspections

General sanitation inspections, also known as environmental inspections, are required by foster care, and adoption agencies before licensing is approved and may be required annually or biannually after the license is approved.

Request an Inspection
The City of Ennis Department of Health Services requires a written request for these inspections.  The request must include your name, address, and a daytime phone number.  

If you request a foster/adoptive home inspection, we will contact you to set up a time for the inspection. If you are part of a daycare that is open for regular hours during the week, we will conduct the inspection during this time.


Other Health Links:

Health & Disease Information

American Diabetes Association   Bioterrorism Agents/Diseases A to Z (CDC)  CDC Diseases and Conditions

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)          Central Texas Health Data Collaborative Website

Disease and Health Topics A to Z (CDC)          Emergency Preparedness and Bioterrorism (CDC)

Get Up and Get Out      Health Finder     ImmTrac     MEDLINEplus Health Information

USDA -       National Institutes of Health (NIH)    Biomedical Literature Search

Pediatric Environmental Health   Podcasts at CDC - (Audio and video files of health information)

Texas Diabetes Council        All Workplace Safety & Health Topics           

Texas Department of State Health Services     Audio Visual Library            

US Department OF Human & Health Services      Preparedness        Hygiene Education for Kids       

The Department also provides information to operators of publc/ semi publc swimming pools and spas regarding recreational water illness prevention.

To report a concern, make a comment or for more information please contact the Health Department between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday at 972-875-1234; visit our office at 500 Lake Bardwell Drive Ennis, Texas 75119 or Email.  For After Hour Emergencies please contact the Ennis Police Department at 911.


Ebola (Ebola Virus Disease)

Influenza (Flu)    Pertussis (Whooping Cough)   Measles (Rubeola)  

People at High Risk   People 65 and Older   Businesses & Employers              

Parents & Children      Pregnant Women      Schools & Childcare Providers

Did You Know

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The Health Department investigates a wide variety of health-related complaints such as: