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Public Health Clinic

Pediatrics Contact Information

  •  772-794-7415
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    Fax

    772-770-5166
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    Mailing Address

    4675 28th Court 

    Vero Beach, FL 32967 

     

Public Health Clinic 

IMPORTANT NOTICE! (8/15/19)

Florida Department of Health in Indian River County no longer provides 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

If you have insurance, contact your insurance company for other providers of primary care in the area. If you do not have insurance, there are low-cost providers in the county for primary care and dental care, and a list of healthcare providers is provided below. Additionally, financial assistance for health care services is provided by the Indian River County Hospital District for those who qualify, and they can be contacted at 772-770-0935. Healthcare providers listed below with an asterisk (*) process Hospital District Financial Assistance applications for their clients. If you do not have a provider, you can contact the Indian River County Medical Society for information about other health care providers in Indian River County at 772-562-0123 or visit their website at https://ircms.org.

Patient medical records will be maintained at the Health Department in accordance with State Law.  If you would like to transfer your records, please contact the Health Department or your new provider to complete an “Authorization for Release of Information” form. 

Below is a list of low-cost providers in the county for primary care and dental care. 

Organizations Providing Low Cost Health Care Services on a Sliding Fee Scale:

  • *Treasure Coast Community Health (medical and dental care)
    - 1555 US Highway 1, Suite 105, Vero Beach, Florida 32960
       Ph: 772-257-8224
    - 1545 9th Street SW, Vero Beach, Florida 32962
       Ph: 772-257-8224
    - 12196 CR 512, Fellsmere, Florida 32948
       Ph: 772-257-8224
    - 4675 28th Court, Vero Beach, Florida 32967 (opens 8/26/19)
       Ph: 772-257-8224
  • Whole Family Health Center (medical care)
    981 37th Place, Vero Beach, Florida 32960
    Ph: 772-257-5785 
  • *Visiting Nurse Association Mobile Unit (medical care)
    For the mobile unit hours of operation, please call 772 567-5551
  • *Visiting Nurses Association (VNA) (home health services)
    1110 35th Lane, Vero Beach, Florida 32960
    Ph: 772-567-5551  
  • *Mental Health Association in Indian River County
    820 37th Place, Vero Beach, Florida 32960
    Ph: 772-569-9788
  • Department of Health in St. Lucie County
    Forever Smiles Children’s Dentistry
    (dentistry for children 1-20 years)
    St. Lucie West: 537 NW Lake Whitney Place, Ste. 101
    Port St. Lucie, FL 34986
    Ph: 772-462-3800 

PUBLIC HEALTH CLINIC SERVICES 

  • Family planning/birth control
  • HIV/AIDS primary care and services
  • Communicable disease services
  • Sexually transmitted disease (STD) services
  • Immunizations

REGISTRATION AND INFORMATION

When registering, please bring the information listed below with you:

  • Photo ID
  • Driver's license or other ID listing home address,
  • Social security card (including all dependent children in the family),
  • Any insurance/Medicare/Medicaid cards

ACCEPTED FORMS OF PAYMENT FOR SERVICES

  • Cash or personal check
  • Visa or MasterCard
  • Medicare, Medicaid, Clear Health Alliance

For more information, please call 772-794-7425.

CHILDHOOD AND SCHOOL IMMUNIZATIONS

The Florida Department of Health in Indian River County offers free vaccines for children ages 2 months through 18 years to children who qualify for the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program. Immunizations are required for children entering kindergarten and seventh grade, as well as high school students entering college, which now requires certain vaccinations for college entry and dorm living.  Please call 772-794-7425 for further information about school immunizations and scheduling an immunization appointment for your child. If they have never received immunizaitons at the health department or Gifford Health Center, please bring the child's immunization record to their appointment.  

For more immunization information for parents, patients and providers, view the CDC Recommended Immunization Schedules.

Immunizations are given to protect your child from disease. Florida law now requires all children entering a public or private school to be immunized with the following vaccines to protect against childhood dreaded diseases:

  • DtaP Vaccine (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (whooping cough)
  • IPV Vaccine (Inactivated Polio)
  • HIB Vaccine (Haemophilus Influenza Type B)
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • MMR Vaccine (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)
  • Varivax Vaccine (Chicken pox)
  • Td Vaccine (Tetanus, diphtheria)
  • Tdap Vaccine (Tetanus Diphtheria, Acellular Pertusis)
  • Prevnar Vaccine (Pneumococcal Conjugate)
  • Bexaro (Meningococcal B)

In addition, we also offer the following vaccines:

  • Menactra Vaccine (Meningococcal)
  • Hepatitis A
  • Seasonal Influenza
  • Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)
  • Rotavirus

Additional Immunization Information:

CDC Easy-to-Read Recommended Immunization Schedules for Children and Adults webpage

CDC Instant Childhood Immunization Schedule webpage

CDC Immunization Schedules for Health Care Professionals webpage

Immunization Guidelines for Florida Schools, Childcare Facilities and Family Daycare Homes

CDC Vaccines & Immunizations webpage


For more information on our medicla services, please call 772-794-7425.

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