Central Texas health districts set up coronavirus hotlines

Belton police warning residents of phone scam
Posted at 4:14 PM, Apr 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-03 17:17:05-04

During this time of uncertainty, many Central Texans have been left with more questions than answers.

In response, public health districts in Waco and Bell County have created coronavirus hotlines to answer questions regarding COVID-19.



The Waco-McLennan County Public Health District has a dedicated phone line to answer your COVID-19 related questions or concerns. This phone line is for general questions only and not diagnostic related. If you are feeling ill, please see a healthcare provider.

The number is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Bell County


A hotline for COVID-19 questions has been established by the Bell County Emergency Management. Bell County says people can call this number if they believe their work should not be open or deemed as "essential."

Brazos County

Brazos County is working to set up a COVID-19 hotline.

Texas Health and Human Services


No matter where you live in Texas, you can dial 2-1-1, or (877) 541-7905, and find information about resources in your local community. Whether you need help finding food or housing, child care, crisis counseling or substance abuse treatment, one number is all you need to know.

Price Gouging

(800) 621-0508

Texans who believe they have encountered price gouging or disaster scams should call the Office of the Attorney General’s toll-free complaint line at (800) 621-0508 or file a complaint online.