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Health Department

The Health Department provides services and programs to minimize the risk of illness and injury to the general population, enhances access to health care and protects the environmental integrity of the city.



Important Information Concerning Food Permit Fees and Food Handler Certification

Effective October 1, 2015, food establishment permit fees will be increasing.  Also on this date the Garland Health Department will no longer provide food handler training for food handling employees.  For more information please read this document:  

Fee Increase Memo

Accredited Food Handler Programs


Ebola Information

To learn more about Ebola please visit the following links:

Center for Disease Control and Prevention: http://www.cdc.gov/

Dallas County Health & Human Services: http://www.dallascounty.org/department/hhs/ebola.html

Fact Sheets in Various Languages: http://www.dallascounty.org/department/hhs/ebola_languages.html

CDC Ebola Fact Sheet

Texas State Department of Health - http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/

World Health Organization - http://www.who.int/en/

2014 Food Excellence Award Winners Announced

The City of Garland Health Department is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Food Sanitation Excellence Awards. These winners scored in the top five percent of their class on unannounced food service inspections during the previous year. In addition to receiving an award certificate to display for one year, each establishment will have its annual permit fee (from $200 to $400) waived for 2015.

2014 Food Excellence Award Winners 

View the entire list of restaurant inspection scores 


For Immunizations and Travel Vaccines please see Public Health Clinic