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.
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
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.
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.
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.