Public Health

The Public Health Program is responsible for investigating, resolving and/or providing information regarding the following Public Health Concerns: Bed Bugs, Hazardous Chemical Spills, 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 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.