Health District

Child in a superhero costume encouraging everyone to get their flu and covid vaccines.

Be a hero!

Have you received your flu shot and COVID-19 booster? Now is a great time to get both. It's safe and effective to get the flu shot and the COVID-19 vaccine at the same time. Protect your health and the health of your loved ones by getting vaccinated this flu season. Walk-ins accepted at the Health District!

The Health District will be closed Friday, February 3 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for staff training.


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About Us

A department of the City of Waco serving greater McLennan County, our mission is to create the healthiest county in Texas where all people can live, work, play, and thrive by improving the health and well-being of the citizens and environment of our county.

Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA)

Every 3 years, we go into the community to ask residents what the most important health needs of McLennan County area. This is called a Community Health Needs Assessment or CHNA. We listen, learn, then use this information to improve our community’s overall health.

2022 CHNA

  • Our staff went door-to-door in the community October 7 & 8 conducting the survey.
  • The survey was also available online.
  • We are currently setting up focus groups throughout the county. Look for one near you!

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Previous CHNAs

2019 CHNA

During our 2019 CHNA, residents voiced concerns with access to healthcare, lifestyle and healthy behaviors, and women's health.

Click here to read the 2019 CHNA.(PDF, 4MB)

2016 CHNA

During our 2016 CHNA, residents voiced concerns with healthcare access and affordability, wellness and prevention, and health concerns & risks.

Click here to read the 2016 CHNA.(PDF, 4MB)

2013 CHNA

During our 2013 CHNA, residents voiced concerns with access to healthcare, women's health and diabetes.

Click here to read the 2013 CHNA.(PDF, 2MB)