Mission of Health & Human Services

Mission Statement

Our mission is: To prevent disease, improve health status, prolong life, and promote conditions conducive to healthy lifestyle to all Hidalgo County residents, regardless of age, gender, race, creed, color, condition, or economic status.

Message from Chief Administrative Officer

Thank you for visiting the HCHHS webpage! This site provides information regarding all of the services that our health department has to offer you to improve and encourage better health in our community!

Health is defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as "a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." This means that we should not only aim to be free from illness, but should also strive to be productive members of society and have a positive influence on our community.

HCHHS is dedicated to providing essential public health services to empower the residents of Hidalgo County to improve their health status now and reach their future health goals. The HCHHS divisions include Health Services, Environmental Health Division, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Human Services, and HidalGO FIT Wellness Program.

I invite you to explore this website to get started on your journey to improved health, or to enhance your current pathway to achieving complete health for you, your family, and your community.


Eduardo "Eddie" Olivarez
Chief Administrative Officer