Duty and Function
In August 1946, the Hsinchu Health Center was established (at that time, Taoyuan was part of Hsinchu County). In October 1950, the Taoyuan County Health Center was established. It was reorganized to become the Taoyuan Health Bureau in July 1961 and moved to its current address in 1980.
On 9 January 2003, the project team working on the Restructuring of the Taoyuan County Government decided that the Institute of Chronic Disease Control, as well as its activity program and staff structure should be dissolved and merged with the Bureau. On 1 May 2003, the Institute was merged with the Disease Control Section of the Bureau.
In July 2003, at its seventh meeting, the project team for the Restructuring of the Taoyuan County Government decided that the Bureau should consist of 80 persons.
The Bureau has seven technical divisions : disease control, planning, medical affairs, pharmaceutical affairs, health promotion, laboratory testing, and food sanitation. There are also four administrative offices : administration, accounting, personnel affairs and anti-corruption. Furthermore, there are 13 public health centers under the Bureau.