The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District is the public health agency charged by State law, City code, and County resolution with the responsibility for providing public health programs in San Antonio and unincorporated areas of Bexar County.
Although Metro Health is a City/County organization, administrative control is under the City of San Antonio and Metro Health is operated as a City department.
- health code enforcement
- food inspections
- clinical services
- environmental monitoring
- disease control
- health education
- dental health
- emergency preparedness
The Director of Public Health, Thomas L. Schlenker, MD, MPH, serves as the chief executive officer of Metro Health and is the Health Authority for Bexar County.
As Health Authority, the director is charged with administering state and local laws pertaining to public health within Metro Health's area of authority.
The director, in consultation with the City Manager, City Council members and the County Judge sets public health priorities and guides the overall activities of Metro Health.
Optimal health for our communities and our environment.
Provide leadership and services for San Antonio and Bexar County to prevent illness and injury, promote healthy behaviors, and protect against health hazards.
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