Polk County Health Department

Find Polk 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.

Name
Bartow Health Department
Address
1255 Brice Boulevard, Bartow, Florida, 33830
Phone
863-519-8233
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Name
Florida State Health Department
Address
1700 Baker Avenue, Haines, Florida, 33844
Phone
863-419-3252
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Name
Lakeland Health Department
Address
1291 Ariana Street, Lakeland, Florida, 33803
Phone
863-284-3075
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Name
Polk County Health Department
Address
1805 Hobbs Road, Auburndale, Florida, 33823
Phone
863-965-6333
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Name
Polk County Health Department
Address
2020 East Georgia Street, Bartow, Florida, 33830
Phone
863-519-7916
Fax
863-297-3022
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Name
Polk County Health Department
Address
3241 Lakeland Hills Boulevard, Lakeland, Florida, 33805
Phone
863-413-2620
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Name
Polk County Health Department
Address
111 North 11th Street, Haines, Florida, 33844
Phone
863-421-3204
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Name
Polk County Health Department
Address
225 Avenue D Northwest, Winter Haven, Florida, 33881
Phone
863-291-5204
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Name
Winter Haven Health Department
Address
3425 Lake Alfred Road, Winter Haven, Florida, 33881
Phone
863-298-4566
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What is a Health Department?

A health department administers public health services by encouraging healthy practices. It works to ensure that health care is safe, affordable, effective, and accessible to everyone. The health department helps create and implement local and regional health care policies and works to improve the quality of existing services through promoting modern medical technologies. A health department is funded by state and federal funds, Medicaid, private grants, fees, and various contractual revenues.

Health departments oversee prenatal and perinatal care, family planning, health assessment, prevention, and treatment. They are also responsible for immunizations and the control of communicable diseases, hygiene, medical check-ups, cancer prevention, epidemic monitoring, disaster preparedness, and protection from environmental hazards. They also help enforce health policies, identify community health issues, and research cost-effective solutions to existing health problems.