Hansen's Disease (Leprosy)

Hansen's Disease in TexasThe Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) provides treatment for individuals with Hansen’s disease (HD) in the state. These services are federally funded through the National Hansen’s Disease Program (NHDP), an activity in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), and the Bureau of Primary Health Care. It is authorized by Public Law 99-117, Section 2. (a), Section 320 and is guided by DHHS regulations. The NHDP is charged with the responsibility of providing HD treatment for individuals with this disease through the NHDP, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and through its Ambulatory Care Program.

Eligibility: any individual living in the United States may receive outpatient medical care for the diagnosis and treatment of HD and its complications. Contacts of these patients are also eligible for services to rule out or confirm the diagnosis of HD.

The primary goal of the program is to prevent deformity and disability from HD through early diagnosis and treatment.

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Contact a Clinic

DSHS-supported treatment for Hansen's Disease in Texas is available at the following sites:

  1. Amarillo, Texas

    City of Amarillo Department of Public Health
    1000 Martin Road
    Amarillo, Texas 79107
    Phone: 806-378-6312
    Fax: 806-378-6306
    Physician: Scott Bell, MD
    Nurse: Catrina Wright, RN

  2. Denton, Texas

    Denton County Public Health

    Denton Office
    535 S. Loop 288, Ste 1003
    Denton, Texas 76205
    Phone: 940-349-2922
    Project Director: Joe Paul Gallo, WHNP 

    Lewisville Office
    190 N. Valley Parkway
    Lewisville, Texas 75067
    Phone: 972-434-4706
    Public Health Nurse: Soila Gomez, RN

  3. Houston, Texas

    UT Physicians Dermatology – Texas Medical Center
    Physician – Steven Mays, MD

    Houston Office
    Houston Medical Center Professional Bldg
    6655 Travis, Ste 700
    Houston, Texas 77030
    Phone: 713-500-8260

    Bellaire Office
    6700 West Loop South, Ste 520
    Bellaire, Texas 77401
    Phone: 713-572-8122

  4. San Antonio, Texas

    Texas Center for Infectious Diseases
    2303 S. E. Military Drive
    San Antonio, Texas 78223
    Phone: 210-531-4576
    Public Health Nurse: Trista Reglein, ACNE

Texas Department of State Health Services

Hansen’s Disease Program Central Office

Department of State Health Services  
Hansen's Disease Program

Mail Code 1939
P.O. Box 149347
Austin, Texas 78714-9347
Phone: 737-255-4300

Elizabeth Foy, BSN, RN
Nurse Consultant
Phone: 737-255-4375
Fax: 512-989-4010

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