Health Departments in Houston County, Alabama

There are 3 Health Departments in Houston County, Alabama, serving a population of 104,108 people in an area of 580 square miles. There is 1 Health Department per 34,702 people, and 1 Health Department per 193 square miles.

In Alabama, Houston County is ranked 41st of 67 counties in Health Departments per capita, and 3rd of 67 counties in Health Departments per square mile.

List of Houston County Health Departments

Find Houston County, Alabama health departments, DOH, and health and human services.


Alabama Department Of Public Health Area 10 1781 East Cottonwood Road Dothan, AL

Alabama Health Department 444 North Oates Street Dothan, AL

Alabama Health Department Highway 95 Columbia, AL

About Houston County Health Departments

Houston County Health Departments are responsible for monitoring public health risks, coordinating responses to public health risks, and setting and enforcing public health standards in Houston County, AL. Departments of Public Health (DPH) are particularly active in preventing the spread of disease, ensuring a clean water supply, and promoting a healthy environment and healthy behaviors among the public. Health Depts are also a key source of Houston County records.

You may contact the Health Department for questions about:
  • Houston County public health records
  • Vital records searches including birth and death certificates
  • Requesting copies of marriage certificates
  • Houston County restaurant inspection grades
  • Verifying professional licenses

Houston County Health Statistics

Find Houston County Population of People With Disabilities, Population by Disability Type, Public Health Insurance Coverage, and Private Health Insurance Coverage. Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2017 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Houston County Population of People With Disabilities
 Houston CountyAlabama
People With Disabilities18,377 (17.8%)775,390 (16.3%)
Females With Disabilities10,029 (18.6%)407,519 (16.4%)
Males With Disabilities8,348 (16.9%)367,871 (16.0%)
Houston County Population by Disability Type
 Houston CountyAlabama
Hearing Difficulty4,528 (4.4%)200,630 (4.2%)
Vision Difficulty3,191 (3.1%)144,934 (3.0%)
Cognitive Difficulty7,068 (7.3%)291,464 (6.5%)
Ambulatory Difficulty10,310 (10.6%)445,765 (10.0%)
Self-Care Difficulty3,453 (3.6%)154,574 (3.5%)
Independent Living Difficulty6,300 (8.0%)280,164 (7.6%)
Houston County Public Health Insurance Coverage
 Houston CountyAlabama
Public Health Insurance40,302 (39.0%)1,720,966 (36.1%)
Medicare Coverage20,949 (20.3%)920,515 (19.3%)
Medicaid Coverage22,459 (21.7%)939,491 (19.7%)
VA Health Care Coverage3,233 (3.1%)133,847 (2.8%)
Houston County Private Health Insurance Coverage
 Houston CountyAlabama
Private Health Insurance65,339 (63.3%)3,189,772 (66.9%)
Employer Based Coverage49,792 (48.2%)2,551,950 (53.5%)
Direct-Purchase Coverage15,132 (14.6%)658,655 (13.8%)
Tricare & Military Coverage5,026 (4.9%)212,241 (4.4%)