Public Health Command Region-South 


Public Health Command Region-South provides public health leadership & evidence-based preventive medicine programs & veterinary services to optimize health of military units,installation personnel, & animals within 11 southeastern states, the Caribbean & Central America.

·         We provide Public Health Leadership & Evidence Based Public Health Services by identifying, assessing, & countering environmental, occupational disease, & injury threats to health, fitness & readiness.

·         We Optimize Health by providing state of the art training, technical assistance, consultation services, laboratory testing, field & installation level evaluations, & veterinary services.

·         We Support Soldiers & military retirees, their Families, Department of Army Civilian employees, & Department of Defense (DoD) veterinary services within 11 southeastern states, the Caribbean, & Central America.

Vision: A unified & integrated public health team that provides world-class regional support as part of the public health enterprise.

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PHCR-South is located at Fort Sam Houston, TX, as a part of Joint Base San Antonio. PHCR-South Area of Responsibility

Contact Information

Name: PHCR-South 
Email Address: 
Telephone: (210) 221-3495 
DSN: 471-3495 
Mailing Address:
Public Health Command Region - South
2899 Schofield Road, Suite 2630
Ft Sam Houston, TX 78234-7583


PHCR-South employees who need voting assistance and information, please visit the U.S. Army Human Resources Command Website external link.


Environmental Health Engineering Portfolio

The USAPHC provides services pertinent to maintaining and improving environmental health on installations and in deployment locations.

Epidemiology & Disease Surveillance Portfolio

Information regarding the status, trends, and determinants of the health and fitness of the US Army.

Health Promotion & Wellness Portfolio

The Health Promotion and Wellness Portfolio is one of nine portfolios at the Army Institute of Public Health, a subordinate unit of the USAPHC. It is composed of five programs.

Health Risk Management Portfolio

The Health Risk Management Portfolio provides worldwide and comprehensive health risk management to enhance readiness.

Laboratory Sciences

The Laboratory Sciences Portfolio provides responsive, comprehensive laboratory science services worldwide as part of the occupational and environmental health assessment and medical surveillance process in support of Army readiness.

Occupational & Environmental Medicine Portfolio

The Occupational & Environmental Medicine Portfolio provides Commanders, policy makers, and medical leadership with information products and consultative services that reduce adverse health impacts to Warfighters and Department of the Army personnel.

Occupational Health Sciences Portfolio

The OHS Portfolio fosters the prevention of workplace-related injury, disease, and death by providing a wide range of occupational health and injury prevention services supporting Soldiers, civilians, commanders, policy makers, and MEDCOM leadership.

Toxicology Portfolio

The Toxicology Portfolio evaluates the toxicity of military-unique and military-relevant compounds. It performs basic and applied research using animal models, genetic and cellular toxicology, genomics and computer modeling.

Veterinary Services Portfolio

The Directorate of Veterinary Services (DVS) is responsible for policy development and oversight of command missions regarding animal medicine and food protection matters.