11/18/2020: Due to the recent increase in new and active COVID-19 cases in Lamar County the Paris-Lamar County Health District no longer has the capability, staff or resources to maintain current monitoring and reporting activities. With a projection of an even greater surge to come we are no longer able to maintain the volume.
We will be working in conjunction with the Texas Department of State Health Services to provide a new format of county COVID updates. Please note that this transition will take a few days as we will post an update as soon as possible. The Health District will continue COVID testing. Please call our office for testing information.
If you have tested positive, you and all your household members must stay home a minimum of 10 days from test date and make sure you are 24 hours fully symptom free before leaving your home. If you are exposed to a confirmed positive, it is imperative that you quarantine for 14 days.
This is a critical time for our community! I can’t stress the importance of implementing personal safety measures. This virus is no joke! Wear your MASK people, wear your MASK!!!!
Paris-Lamar County Health District
The mission of the Paris-Lamar County Health District is to provide the best possible opportunity for good health to the citizens of Lamar County through health promotion and the prevention of disease.
Public health services for the City of Paris and Lamar County are provided by this department. Funding is derived from the City of Paris and Lamar County as well as through grants from the Texas Department of State Health Services. As a public health department most services are primarily preventive medical treatment. Services provided include pre-natal care, family planning, immunizations, care of non-emergency medical problems, screening and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases, Women, Infant and Children (WIC) nutrition program and sanitary inspections.
The staff includes a medical director, nurse practitioner, nurses, and clerical staff capable of delivering care, answering patient questions, and maintaining office service. In the event of an emergency, patients are referred to Paris Regional Medical Center emergency room.
Appointments are scheduled after patients have completed Medical History forms and the Health Care Assistance Application. These forms are located in the Info Center under Patient Forms. Immunizations do not require appointments.
Fees are determined by the local health board. Services of the Paris-Lamar County Health District are provided regardless of ability to pay, however, payment is expected when services are rendered unless prior arrangements have been made. Programs are available for low income families for reduced fees or no fees. Applicants qualify on an individual basis for one year. Applications must be renewed annually. Applications are available at the office or on this website.
We accept cash, check, debit card, VISA, MasterCard and Discover.