Florida Department of Health in Indian RIver County
- (772) 794-7400
1900 27th Street
Vero Beach, FL 32960
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Note: Effective Friday, March 1, 2019 and until further notice, all primary care services for adults and for children will be located at Gifford Health Center at 4675 28th Court in Vero Beach - just 3 miles north of the main health department. All other health services, including family planning, HIV/AIDS services, communicable disease program, Dental, WIC, Vital Statistics and Environmental Health will remain at the main health department site.
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 and Indian River County Hospital District. 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.
Note: The Florida Department of Health in Indian River County has two locations offering services to the community. Our main site, located at 1900 27th Street in Vero Beach, offers services for the following areas:
- Communicable Diseases
- Family Planning
- Human Services (assistance with rent, utilities, prescription)
- Environmental Health
- Birth and Death Certificates
- Public Health Preparedness
- School Health
- Sexually Transmitted Diseases
- Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Nutritional Program
Our Gifford Health Center clinic offers primary care for children and adults and offers services for the following areas:
- Well and Sick Visits
- Routine Health Physicals and Screenings
- Women's Health
- STD Testing
- International Travel Vaccinations
Gifford Health Center also houses the Indian River County Medical Society's We Care volunteer specialists program.
View the DOH-Indian River brochure for additional information on our services.
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).
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 2017 -2020.
- View the DOH-Indian River Organizational Chart
- Read about the role of public health
- Search for other county health departments in Florida.
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH MISSION:
To protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, and community efforts.
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH VISION:
To be the Healthiest State in the nation
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH VALUES: (ICARE)
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
CHILD ABUSE DEATH REVIEW COMMITTEE
CIRCUIT #19 PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE
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
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.
Name: Miranda Hawker
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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