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Health Department Hours:

                                                   Monday -Thursday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm 

Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The last Friday of the month we are closed to the Public from 1pm - 5pm

Vaccine Information
Immunizations are $10 per vaccine and $5 for each additional vaccine.
Ex: 2 vaccines are $15.
Call for eligibility

Flu Vaccines are $20 each

Tuberculosis Skin Tests are $25 each
Administered on Monday - Wednesday and Friday

We only accept cash or checks for payment

Free STD Health Screenings 1st & 3rd Friday's from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Appointment flyer for Health Screenings

For more information or to make an appointment call - 409-209-5361

Monthly Health Inspection Reports 

January 2019

February 2019

March 2019

April 2019

May 2019

June 2019

July 2019

August 2018

September 2018

October 2018

November 2018

December 2018


Health Inspection Scores - All Hardin County Food Establishment scores in alphabetical order. To see the violations with the score please see the monthly inspection report.


New Business and Miscellaneous Information
Food Plan Review Information Guide - Informational guide for creating plans for your food establishment for a new business or remodel. The menu and building plans are to be submitted to the Health Inspector prior to work beginning. Contact the Health Inspector for any additional information.
New Food Establishment Kit  - All the information you will need to start a new business in Hardin County. This does not include information you will need from the city if your business is located in the city limits. Please see the city for permits you need. 
Food Permit Application FormThis application is for anyone needing a Food Permit for Hardin County including Mobil Units.
Disaster Information Packet - This packet includes paperwork for all disasters for assessment, response and recovery as well as a boil water notice and how to protect food and water during a storm.

Annual Catering Permit - This permit is for all Catering Establishments, Food truck and trailers that sell food, cook or deliver to Hardin County but the business is not located in Hardin County.

                                                                Environmental Checklist 
Environmental Checklist - Form for certification of all Foster Parents and Adoptions. This is a free service.
Food Vendor Information

How to Serve Safe Food at Your Event

Mobile Food Unit Information Guide

                   Hardin County Temporary Event Rules  - List of how to keep patrons safe during an event                                  
Food Handler and Food Manager Certification Info: 
Every food establishment that cooks food must have a Certified Food Manager on premises. 

                        Food Handler Class      Monday, October 28th - 8:30 - 10 am  H.C. Annex Building - cost is $15 (cash or check) and certification is good for two years.


                             Food Manager Class      Tuesday, October 29th  - 8:30 - 4:30 - H.C. Annex Building                                                                         1135 Redwood, Kountze, TX 77625              Cost is $125 and certification is good for 5 years. Please bring a laptop or tablet to take the final                exam if you have one.     

Food Handler - Registration Form Spanish Registration Form                          (Spanish class by appointment only)
                   Class is $15.00.  Please arrive 15 minutes early if you did not prepay.
                                      All classes are held at the NEW Hardin County Annex Building unless noted                                                    1135 Redwood, Kountze, Texas 77625
                                                For information call: 409-246-5188
**GROUP CLASSES Available at your site - must be 10 or more employees
Online Courses
Food Handlers & Food Managers Certification -


                               4th Annual Food Establishment Training                                 Monday, February 24, 2020

 Plus more Vendors, door prizes and food!!

                            located at the Lumberton HS Performing Arts Center                          103 S. LHS Dr., Lumberton, TX 77657

Breakfast & Lunch provided



Dr. Jana Winberg - Hardin County Local Health Authority

Sharon Whitley - Health Department Director 

Tiffany Guillory -  Public Health Emergency Planner

Sharon Schartz - LVN, Public Health Nurse

Christina Richard - IPOS/Investigations

ReJena Bolton- Hardin County Health Inspector


Gaylynn Gibson - Front Desk, Clerical

Caroline Smith - Immunizations

Shiloh Creech - PHEP / Health Inspector Assistant





Hardin County Annex, 1135 Redwood (P.O. Box 820), Kountze, Texas 77625 

Phone:  (409) 246-5188
Fax:      (409) 246-4373

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