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    400 W. Sherman
    Paris, Texas 75460
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    Hours 7:00 am to 6:00 pm

    Monday - Thursday

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Notice as of 4/13/2021:

In line with guidance from the CDC and FDA, the Texas Department of State Health Services is asking Texas vaccine providers to pause all administration of the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine until further notice.

Adverse events appear to be extremely rare and are being further evaluated to ensure vaccine safety. People who have received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine who develop severe headache, abdominal pain, leg pain or shortness of breath within three weeks after vaccination should contact their health care provider.

 

 

 

 

COVID-19 VACCINE Information for

Lamar County:

 

The Lamar County COVID-19 call center number for vaccine sign-up waiting list is           903-737-4167, and will be open Wednesday and Thursday from 9am-Noon each day. Staff will assist you in signing up for the PLCHD vaccine waiting list.

You may sign-up yourself as well on the City of Paris Homepage at www.paristexas.gov

 

 

You can also check the availability of vaccine at the following VACCINE HUBS:

 

(Tyler) - NET Health  903-535-0030

(Tyler) - UT Health Science Center  903-877-5703

(Dallas) - Parkland Hospital  214-590-8000

(Dallas) - UT Southwestern Medical Center / Zale Lipshy Pavilion  214-648-3111

(Dallas) -  Dallas County Health and Human Services  972-692-2780

(Denton) - Department of Public Health - Denton County  972-434-4700

 

 

COVID-19 Information

 

12/2/2020 - Update from the Paris-Lamar County Health District regarding new CDC optional guidelines regarding COVID-19 quarantine:

The CDC still recommends a 14-day quarantine “as the best way to reduce the risk of spreading Covid-19.” However, the quarantine can end after 10 days if the person has not developed any symptoms from exposure to COVID-19. The Health District does not recommend allowing a negative test to be released early from the 10 day quarantine. Data has shown that individuals exposed to the virus can become symptomatic at any phase of the quarantine period from day 1 to day 14. A negative test does not guarantee that the exposed individual will not become symptomatic the next day or days after the initial test, the test result is only good at the time of the test. Lamar County is currently experiencing a surge in COVID-19 cases and we urge all individuals to please wear your mask, avoid large gatherings, do not go to work or out in public if you have tested positive or are symptomatic for the virus, wash your hands or use germ gel regularly and properly clean surfaces shared by others.

Thank you,

Gina Prestridge, Executive Director

 

Paris-Lamar County Health District

MISSION STATEMENT


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

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.

PAYMENTS

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.