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Physical Address: 850 N 6th St, Abilene, TX 79601 
Phone Number: 325.692.5600 

Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

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Annette Lerma

Annette Lerma, MPH, CPH
Director of Public Health

Christine Lucio

Christine Lucio, MPH MSW, LCSW
Assistant Director of Health Services

Cari Waller

Cari Waller, BSN, RN
Director of Nursing

About the Health Department

The Public Health Department includes the Abilene Taylor-County Public Health District and is the community’s source for health management and maintenance, whether it’s personal health or environmental health. Their goal is to keep Abilene healthy and happy through their services.

Our Mission

To protect and promote the health of all in Abilene and Taylor County through research, advocacy, and services that prevent disease and enhance the well-being of the community and the environment in which they live.

Our Vision

Partnering with the community, we will create an environment where all have the opportunity to improve their health and quality of life. 

Our Values

  • Collaboration: We collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to promote community health and prevent disease.
  • Innovation: We effectively use evidence-based strategies and best practices to advance public health.
  • Integrity: We serve with accountability and consistency to build community trust.
  • Professionalism: We exemplify professionalism through respect, excellence, and teamwork.
  • Quality: We provide exceptional, valuable services for our community.

Abilene-Taylor County Public Health District, Mercy Health Care Center, and Women, Infants, & Children Clinic do not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.