Highlands County Health Department

Find Highlands County Florida health departments, DOH, and health and human services. Health departments provide information on health insurance, affordable health care, public health, human services, women, children and family health services and issues.


Highlands County Health Department 400 South Lake Avenue Avon Park FL 33825 863-382-7355


Highlands County Health Department 106 Vision Street Lake Placid FL 33852 863-465-7031

Highlands County Health Department 7205 South George Boulevard Sebring FL 33875 863-386-6040

If I get sick from a restaurant, how do I report it?

Contact the local, county, or state Health Department. In most cases, the Health Department will provide a complaint form and follow up on the complaint. This usually results in an inspection of the business.

What do Public Health Nurses do?

Common tasks of Public Health Nurses include home health supervision visits, communicable disease and food borne illness investigations, public flu and pneumonia clinics, and blood pressure clinics.

Do Health Departments regulate health insurance?

Health Departments are generally established to identify and minimize threats to public health and to promote a healthy environment. They are not involved in the delivery of health care services except on a very limited basis. Oversight of health insurance providers in most states is the responsibility of an Insurance Department.