Health Programs

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Program Summaries: 

Air Quality
Working in partnership with various state agencies to ensure compliance with and improvement upon air quality standards. 

Child Care
Commercial and Home childcare centers are permitted and inspected for sanitation and safety.

Children's Immunization
A FREE children's immunization clinic in cooperation with the Methodist Richardson hospital and Junior League of Richardson.  Must be a Richardson resident or RISD student 18 years of age or younger without private health insurance. Appointments required.

Corporate Cleanup Program
One way Richardson’s business community makes the city better is through the Corporate Cleanup Program. The clean-ups are facilitated by the Health Department, which has a number of ways to help businesses, nonprofit organizations and other groups spruce up the City.

Environmental Education
Education and presentations on environmental issues, including Storm Water Pollution/Nonpoint Source Pollution, FOG (Fats Oils and Grease) Cease the Grease initiative.

Environmental Site Assessment
Requests for an Environmental Site Assessment, or a records search on a property, goes through the City Secretary's office.

Food Sanitation & Safety
Permit & inspect food establishments, festivals & special events, mobile vendors/food trucks, open air markets, etc.  to ensure sanitation and safety.

Food Handler Training
Food Handler Certification is required for ALL food establishment employees and at least one person in a supervisory capacity is required to have Food Manager Certification.

Household Hazardous Waste Disposal
The City of Richardson is a participating City for the Dallas County Household Hazardous Waste disposal center.

Smoking Ordinance
The City of Richardson Smoking Ordinance restricts smoking in restaurants, places of employment, and public parks.  Bars and tobacco shops are excluded from the smoking ordinance.

Sound Ordinance
The Sound Ordinance regulates the level of noise allowed to be generated near residential areas.  Various departments are tasked with investigating different noise sources.  Click link to learn more.

Swimming Pool Inspection Program
Seasonal inspections are performed on all public and semi-public swimming pools in the City of Richardson to ensure water quality & clarity and safety.

Vector Management
Mosquitoes, Rodents, Bees, and any animal or insect that is capable of transmitting disease; or,  is a public health nuisance.  In addition to information on vector borne diseases: West Nile Virus, Zika Virus, etc.

Water Quality
Storms and creeks are monitored for illegal dumping, drainage, blockage, etc. to ensure the preservation of the natural waterways throughout the City.