Public Health Authority

About Burleson Public Health Authority
The division was founded during the COVID-19 crisis to assist the city of Burleson provide testing to the community, contact tracing and to receive up-to-date information from the State of Texas Health Authority. 

Dr. Steve Martin, is the physician appointed to administer state and local laws relating to public health within the city. 

What is public health's role in the COVID-19 crisis?

  • The division's first priority is to be a resource to the community during this pandemic. They strive to meet the needs of families affected by COVID-19 by providing health guidance, supplying food and recommending those in need to financial assistance, if available.   
  • A drive-thru COVID-19 testing facility, located at 550 NW Summercrest Blvd, is run through Burleson Public Health Authority in partnership with Texas Health Resources Huguley, Burleson Fire Department and Fort Worth Fire Department. 
  • Contact tracing (more information on contact tracing)
  • Medical staff guide and follow-up with affected members of the community who have COVID-19
  • Maintain data of case numbers to help city leadership make informed decisions
  • Work as a resource to Burleson ISD and Joshua ISD

Duties of a health authority include:

  1. Establish, maintain and enforce quarantine in the city
  2. Aid the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) in relation to local quarantine, inspection, disease prevention and suppression, birth and death statistics and general sanitation in the city
  3. Report the presence of contagious, infections and dangerous epidemic diseases in the city as prescribed by DSHS
  4. Report on any subject on which it is proper for DSHS to direct that a report be made
  5. Aid DSHS in the enforcement of proper rules requirements and ordinances; sanitation laws; quarantine rules; and vital statistics collections.