Charlotte County Health Department

Find Charlotte 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's healthcare, children and family health services and issues.


Charlotte County Health Department 410 Taylor Street Punta Gorda FL 33950 941-624-7200


Charlotte County Health Department 514 East Grace Street Punta Gorda FL 33950 941-639-1181

Charlotte County Health Department 6868 San Casa Drive Englewood FL 34224 941-474-3240

Florida State Health Department 18500 Murdock Circle Port Charlotte FL 33948 941-743-1400

Florida State Health Department 514 East Grace Street Punta Gorda FL 33950 941-639-1181

Florida State Health Department 6868 San Casa Drive Englewood FL 34224 941-681-3750

About Charlotte County Health Departments

Charlotte County Health Departments are responsible for monitoring public health risks, coordinating responses to public health risks, and setting and enforcing public health standards in Charlotte County, FL. Departments of Public Health (DPH) are particularly active in preventing the spread of disease, ensuring a clean water supply, and promoting a healthy environment and healthy behaviors among the public. Health Depts are also a key source of Charlotte County records.

You may contact the Health Department for questions about:
  • Charlotte County public health records
  • Vital records searches including birth and death certificates
  • Requesting copies of marriage certificates
  • Charlotte County restaurant inspection grades
  • Verifying professional licenses
Find Charlotte County Vital Records

Charlotte County Health Departments provide a wide variety of public records upon request. These records include birth records for individuals born in Charlotte County and death records for individuals who have died in Charlotte County. The Department of Public Health may also provide copies of Florida marriage certificates registered in the County.

Enforcing Health Codes

At the state level, FL Public Health Departments set standards and reporting requirements, establish the health code, monitor reportable diseases, develop Florida statewide plans for responding to public health emergencies, and coordinate with Charlotte County Health Departments to protect the health of the public. At the Charlotte County and local level, Health Depts are responsible for enforcing health codes and regulations, tracking reportable diseases, reporting disease information to Florida Health Services, carrying out inspections, and issuing licenses for regulated activities.

Charlotte County Restaurant Inspections

Health Departments play a role in food safety by inspecting Charlotte County restaurants and food service establishments and issuing licenses that allow them to operate. Food service businesses are subject to strict health regulation in Charlotte County. Inspections are conducted on a periodic basis depending on the type of establishment. Inspections may also be triggered by complaints.

Drinking Water Testing

Health Departments in Charlotte County, FL inspect and test wells and septic systems for contaminants such as bacteria, non-organic chemicals, naturally occurring radioactivity, and naturally occurring compounds. Wells and septic systems must receive a permit from the Charlotte County Health Department before going into operation.

Disease Surveillance

Health Departments track numerous infectious diseases in order to prevent and contain breakouts with immunization clinics. Florida State, Charlotte County, and local Health Departments establish systems with health care providers, schools, and other institutions to rapidly identify and communicate instances of reportable infectious diseases.

Charlotte County Public Health

Health Departments also educate the public regarding a wide range of Charlotte County health concerns, including food borne illnesses, mosquito borne illnesses, immunization, and healthy behaviors. Many Departments of Health Services offer clinical services, such as flu shot clinics, blood pressure screenings, and health consultations.