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Health District Facility
The Health District Facility is located at 850 North 6th Street and houses the Abilene-Taylor County Public Health District as well as the City of Abilene's Public Health Department administration. You can also find the WIC office, Environmental Health, Immunizations and Testing, and the Epidemiology lab.
Pregnancy testing is available Monday through Friday, 8 am to 11 am and 1 pm to 3 pm.
Tuberculosis, or TB, is a highly contagious disease. It is spread when an actively infected person coughs, sneezes or exhales into the air. It normally impacts the lungs but can affect other parts of the body too. TB can be deadly without appropriate treatment. ATCPHD's TB Program provides education, monitoring, testing and treatment of TB.
TB Testing is completed by appointment only. Please call (325) 692-5600 to schedule an appointment.
Offered for age 18 and older for work-related issues, and for Hepatitis B positive carriers with children.
Visit our Immunization page for more information on vaccines & immunizations.
Flu season is here, and we are ready to #FightFlu!
A Strong Defense Against Flu: Get Vaccinated!
The best way to protect yourself and your loved ones against influenza (flu) is to get a flu vaccine every flu season. Flu is a contagious respiratory disease that can lead to serious illness, hospitalization, or even death. CDC recommends everyone six months and older get an annual flu vaccine.
What are some key reasons to get a flu vaccine?
- Every year, flu vaccination prevents illnesses, medical visits, hospitalizations, and deaths.
- Flu vaccination also is an important preventive tool for people with chronic health conditions. For example flu vaccination has been associated with lower rates of some cardiac events among in people with heart disease.
- Vaccinating pregnant women helps protect them from flu illness and hospitalization, and also has been shown to help protect the baby from flu infection for several months after birth, before the baby can be vaccinated.
- A 2017 study showed that flu vaccine can be life-saving in children.
- While some people who get vaccinated still get sick, flu vaccination has been shown in several studies to reduce severity of illness. Why is it important to get a flu vaccine EVERY year?
- Flu viruses are constantly changing, so flu vaccines may be updated from one season to the next to protect against the viruses that research suggests will be common during the upcoming flu season.
- Your protection from a flu vaccine declines over time. Yearly vaccination is needed for the best protection.
Abilene-Taylor County Public Health District, and Women, Infants, & Children Clinic do not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.