Public Health Region 1

Region 1Kimberly Wolboldt, M.D., M.P.H.
Regional Medical Director 

Rick Tull 
Interim Deputy Regional Director

Public Health Region 1 is one of eight public health regions of the Department of State Health Services, the  state governmental agency responsible for bringing comprehensive public health services to the citizens of Texas. Public Health Region 1 serves a 41-county area in the Panhandle and South Plains.


Public Health Region 1 – Mission Statement

Our mission is to support the residents of West Texas as we work to improve the health of our communities by:

  • providing public health consultation, education, promotion, prevention, treatment, and regulation,
  • utilizing public resources efficiently, effectively, and responsibly to achieve defined public health outcomes.

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Protect against Zika: Information about prevention, transmission, testing and more
is at

Department of State Health Services, PHR1
6302 Iola Avenue
Lubbock, Texas 79424
Phone: 806-744-3577
Fax: 806-783-6435
Map to Lubbock Tx Office

Department of State Health Services, PHR1
P.O. Box 60968

WTAMU Station
Canyon, Texas 79016
Phone: 806-655-7151
Fax: 806-655-7159
Map to Canyon Tx Office

Current News


Current News and Information

Information about Ebola

West Nile Virus In Texas

Texas Deparment of State Health Services


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Texas Department of Agriculture 


Texas Education Agency

Epidemiology and Surveillance
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State of Texas / Texas Health and Human Services Commission

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Last updated March 5, 2018