Health Department


Description

The Gillespie County Health Division provides environmental health services to the citizens and visitors of Gillespie County.

Goals and Objectives

The Gillespie County Health Division is dedicated to preventing illnesses due to environmentally related disease and injury. We monitor and investigate environmental public health problems and serve as a community resource to educate people about environmental public health issues.

In order to meet this goal, we will

  • Perform food service health inspections in accordance with State Law
  • Investigate all health- related complaints
  • Provide training and education for food service personnel and the public
  • Perform environmental health inspections for public schools, childcare facilities, and foster homes
  • Perform inspections on municipal pools and playgrounds
  • Conduct plan reviews on new and remodeled facilities

What we accomplished in 2022-2023

  • This past year has been a progressive year of change in the Gillespie County Health Division. In March 2023 we added an additional employee, Food Safety Inspector, to our team. This new position has allowed our department to increase the number of routine inspections, have a direct point of contact for mobile unit inspections, and has brought a fresh new set of eyes to offer technical applications to increase communication and efficiency.

What we plan to accomplish in 2023-2024

  • Our department has goals set for increasing efficiency in our daily processes. One of the ways we will accomplish this is by moving our mobile inspections to our in-house inspection app. This will reduce paperwork in the field and allow us to directly e-mail inspections to the customer. Another increase in efficiency will be the use of credit card payments through Express Bill Pay. We look forward to learning about the different applications available to help improve customer service.

Health Department Performance Measures

Health Department Staffing [employee headcount by job title]



Health Department Organizational Chart