The Houston County Health Department offers clinical, environmental, and home health services to the public.
Certified copies of birth, death, marriage and divorce certificates may be obtained from the health department.
Houston County Health Department
1781 East Cottonwood Road
Dothan, Alabama 36301
Main Switchboard: (334) 678-2800
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International Travel Vaccinations
As of February 1, 2019, the Houston County Health Department will no longer offer overseas travel vaccines. For a list of International Travel Clinics in Alabama that offer vaccines, visit Immunization.
Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS)
The Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring system (PRAMS) is a survey jointly administered by the CDC and the Alabama Department of Public Health. Its purpose is to find out why some babies are born healthy and others are not. New mothers are randomly chosen to participate in PRAMS and will receive surveys in the mail. They can return the survey in the enclosed postage paid envelope. Mothers may also do the survey over the phone if they prefer. Whether by mail or by phone, each mother who completes the survey will receive her choice of a package of disposable diapers, an insulated cooler, a manicure set, or a onesie for her baby (size 12 months). Mothers who receive a survey are encouraged to complete it. Each woman's experiences are different and can help improve the health of all our moms and babies. All responses are kept confidential to the extent of the law. For more information, go to alabamapublichealth.gov/PRAMS or call (334) 206-2923.
The Houston County Health Department conducted more than 11,000 home care visits in 2018. For details on this and other public health accomplishments and initiatives, see the 2018 Houston County Health Department Annual Report.
Bio Monitoring for Chronic Disease Management
People using Medicaid as their sole source of health insurance and with one of the following conditions are eligible for Bio Monitoring Case Management:
- Congestive Heart Failure
Depending on your diagnosis, you could receive free monitoring equipment such as a glucometer, blood pressure monitor and/or a set of weight monitoring scales. A Registered Nurse will work with you and your doctor to achieve improved outcomes for your chronic disease. If you would like to participate in the program at no cost to you, or you would like information about this program, contact Lynn Goodson, RN, at (334) 678-2805 or 1-866-813-7636.
Customer Satisfaction Survey
The Alabama Department of Public Health is asking patients of our county health departments to complete a customer satisfaction survey. ADPH cares about what you think of the services we provide. We value your feedback and look forward to receiving your ratings and comments.
Health Department Services
- Clinical - information on services offered by our health clinics
- Environmental - information on environmental health services for residents of the City of Dothan and of Houston County
- Home Care - information on home health offered to Houston, Henry, and Dale Counties
- Vital Records - obtain birth, death, marriage, and divorce certificates
- Adult Day Care - information about senior services
- Pandemic Influenza Planning and Preparedness - resources and planning documents
Page last updated: February 7, 2020