The Paris-Lamar County Health District is a COVID-19 resource for Lamar County. The Health District monitors tests submitted to the state lab, assists in monitoring self- quarantined individuals and tracking COVID-19 test results. At this current time, the testing capacity in Lamar County is extremely limited and certain criteria must be met before eligible for testing.
The role of the Health District is to assist the hospital, free standing emergency departments, physician’s offices and concerned citizens during this COVID-19 crisis with the screening process.
If any of the organizations listed above need assistance screening their patients and need additional information they can call the Health District for guidance.
The Health District does not see other private physicians patients. The Health District will however assist individuals who do not have a primary care provider.
Individuals with fever/cold/flu symptoms at this point should stay home and call their primary care physician for advice.
Severe, rapid progression of shortness of breath needs to go to the emergency department please.
Paris-Lamar County Health District
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 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.
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.