Provide Health & Safety Services

Public Health & Safety Services

From making sure trash is hauled away and not illegally dumped, to providing medical and mental health care, ensuring the health and welfare of county residents is another major area of responsibility. Counties can establish hospitals, emergency medical service districts and set up 9-1-1 systems. They provide indigent residents with health care in some cases, maintain medical clinics that provide preventative care like check-ups and immunizations. Many counties also help fund local mental health crisis services. County veterans’ services offices coordinate pensions, loans, transportation, and other help for veterans and their families.

Services Include

  • Veterans Services
  • EMS Service Districts and 911 Systems
  • Hospitals and Medical Clinics
  • Proper Trash Disposal

Who’s Involved?

The county commissioners court makes decisions about funding and implementing many of these programs, but the day-to-day work is done by various county departments. Connecting with many county services is as easy as dialing 2-1-1 or visiting your county courthouse.

Associated County Officials

Counties do the following and much more – 365 days a year, in all 254 counties.

Click on a county service below to learn more.