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Florida Department of Health in Indian River County

  •  (772) 794-7400

    Mailing Address

    1900 27th Street 

    Vero Beach, FL 32960 


    TTY users can contact us through Florida Relay by dialing 711 or one of the other Relay Toll Free numbers. 

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IMPORTANT NOTICE! Effective August 15, 2019, Florida Department of Health in Indian River County will no longer provide primary care or dental services at either the main health department in Vero Beach or Gifford Health Center. The We Care program will remain at Gifford Health Center. Treasure Coast Community Health will be the new provider in Gifford Health Center.

The following public health services will remain at the main health department site located at 1900 27th Street in Vero Beach:

  • Family planning/birth control
  • HIV/AIDS primary care and services
  • Communicable disease services
  • Sexually transmitted disease (STD) services
  • Immunizations
  • School health services
  • WIC nutrition program
  • Office of Vital Statistics (birth and death certificates)
  • Environmental health services
  • Community health improvement and outreach
  • Public health preparedness and response
  • County Human Services assistance program

For more information, please visit our public health clinic webpage.  


The Florida Department of Health in Indian River County (DOH-Indian River) is located in beautiful Indian River County.  The U.S. Census Bureau reports Indian River County as having an estimated population of 141,994 in 2013 - and our population is expected to continue increasing.  Working under the Florida Department of Health, DOH-Indian River is part of a statewide system of coordinated county health departments formed under Chapter 154 Florida Statutes.  The health department receives additional funding from a variety of sources, including the Indian River County Board of County Commissioners. Our staff consists of licensed medical and environmental professionals, qualified support staff and interpreters, all dedicated to providing you with excellent service.  Additionally, we have a nurse on-call available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Another role the health department fills is emergency response during times of emergencies or disasters, such as working in a Special Needs Shelter during a hurricane, where staff assist people who have special medical needs, or providing needed immunizations to populations at risk during events such as H1N1 (swine flu). 

Quality Improvement at DOH-Indian River

DOH-Indian River is part of an integrated agency under the direction of the Florida Department of Health State Office with local, county and state commitments. The Department's focus on quality begins with its mission to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts, with a shared vision to be the healthiest state in the nation. The Department's values are innovation, Collaboration, Accountability, Responsiveness, and Excellence. DOH-Indian River's Quality Improvement Plan supports our value of Excellence, which is defined as promoting quality outcomes through learning and continuous performance improvement. To learn more about our quality improvement efforts, read our DOH-Indian River Quality Improvement Plan 2019 -2020.

To protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, and community efforts.

To be the Healthiest State in the nation
I nnovation: We search for creative solutions and manage resources wisely.
C ollaboration: We use teamwork to achieve common goals and solve problems.
A ccountability: We perform with integrity and respect.
R esponsiveness: We achieve our mission by serving our customers and engaging our partners.
E xcellence: We promote quality outcomes through learning and continuous performance improvement



Local Committee: Treasure Coast Child Death Review Committee            

Date of Meeting: TBA
Start Time: 1:30 PM
End Time:   5:00 PM

Location of Meeting:
Address: 411 South Second Street                    
City: Fort Pierce    
County: Florida    

Closed Door Session: A portion of the meeting is required by Section 383.412(3) (a), F.S. to be closed to the public to allow the Committee to discuss information that is confidential and exempt from public meetings and public records. This portion of the meeting will be announced at the meeting.

Contact Person:
Name: Miranda Hawker
Ph: 772-794-7450  

The State of Florida Department of Health complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Persons needing special accommodations in order to participate in this meeting should contact Miranda Hawker, 772-794-7450.

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