Panama City Beach
Access to Health Care


Many people in our community cannot afford necessary medical care.  Below are some programs that can help. 

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Links or references to other information or organizations are for reference only and do not constitute an endorsement.

Community Health Center of Bay County
(850) 747-5272
2309 E. 15th Street
Panama City, FL  32404
Monday - Friday 7:30am to 9pm
Saturday, 9am to 3pm
Walk-ins are accepted
Fees are based on ability to pay according to a sliding scale.  Insurance accepted.  Prescription assistance program is available.

St. Andrew Community Medical Center
1616 Cincinnati Ave
Panama City, FL
Monday-Friday, 8am to 5pm
Monday and Wednesday, extended hours available
Walk-ins not accepted, please call for an appointment.

AVICENNA Free Clinic
237-E West 15th St. (Lincoln Center)
Panama City, FL 32401
Monday-Friday, 8am to 12pm, (Call for an appointment)

Alford Community Medical Clinic
1770 Carolina St.
Alford, FL
850-263-7106 or 850-579-2192
1st & 3rd Saturday of each month, 10am to 2pm

Faith Health Clinic
4182 Baltzell St.
Marianna, FL
850-482-7149  (Only answers during clinic hours)
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday - 6pm to 9pm
Wednesday,  9am to 1pm

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Eye Care
The Lions Club may be able to assist those in our area who are unable to afford eye care for themselves or their children.  Applicants must be in dire need of financial assistance.  Please contact the Bay County Health Department at 872-4455 to obtain an application.

Hearing Aids
The Lions Club may be able to assist in securing a hearing aid for those in need through their Hearing Aid Bank of North Florida.  Please call the Bay County Health Department at 872-4455 to obtain an application.

Communication Devices for Deaf and Speech Impaired Persons
The Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc. distributes specialized equipment for residents of Florida who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf/blind, or speech impaired.  This equipment can be used to place telephone calls.  If you qualify, the equipment is loaned to you for as long as you need it at no charge.  The equipment is funded by mandate of the Telecommunications Access System Act.
Call 850-814-4205 (Panama City) or 1-850-433-7128 (Pensacola) or 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY), Monday through Friday, 8:30a.m. to 5p.m.

Florida Relay Link (Opens in a new window)

The Florida Relay Service is the communications link for people who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Deaf/Blind, or Speech Impaired. Through the Florida Relay Service, people who use specialized telephone equipment can communicate with people who use standard telephone equipment. To call Florida Relay, dial 7-1-1, or use the appropriate toll free numbers
  • 1-800-955-8771 (TTY)
  • 1-800-955-8770 (Voice)
  • 1-800-955-1339 (ASCII)
  • 1-877-955-8260 (VCO-Direct)
  • 1-877-955-5334 (STS)
  • 1-877-955-8773 (Spanish)
  • 1-877-955-8707 (French Cr)

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