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