Welcome to the Citrus County Health Department. It is our goal to supply you with information on health topics affecting both our local and global community. Through the Links to our left, you can access local information and lists of our services. Also provided, are Links to our partners in State and Federal Government along with private industry.
The Citrus County Health Department has grown from a one room office in 1950 to five buildings in 2007, from a staff of 4 to a staff of 150, currently serving over
We hope you find our web page informative and helpful. We will continue to change with the times and to utilize the most up to date methods to better serve you, our customers.
To be the Healthiest State in the Nation
Mission: To protect, promote & improve the health of all people in
Florida through integrated state, county, & community efforts.
We search for creative solutions and mange resources wisely.
We use teamwork to achieve
common goals & solve problems.
We perform with integrity &
We achieve our mission by serving our customers &
engaging our partners.
promote quality outcomes through learning & continuous performance
NEW! March 3, 2014
The Florida Clean
Indoor Air Act prohibits smoking in workplaces. The Department of Health
and the Department of Business & Professional Regulation are responsible
for enforcing the Florida Clean Indoor Air Act. If you receive a call or
inquiry from anyone seeking information about the law as it pertains to
any facility or wanting to file a complaint about smoking in any
facility, please refer all callers/inquires to this office.
Complaints and inquiries may be submitted in the following ways:
Phone: (800) 337-3742
Fax: (850) 414-7497
Mail: 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin C-23, Tallahassee, FL 32399-1743
February 5, 2014
You are cordially
invited to a celebration of 125 Years of Public Health in Florida
Department of Health in Citrus County is
Hosting An Open House. Please visit to learn more about all the
services we offer. February 20th 2014 10am to 2pm.
Health Department Office
3700 W. Sovereign
WIC switches to debit cards
Friday, January 31, 2014 at 9:48 pm
The Florida Department of Health is modernizing its Women, Infants and
Children (WIC) program. In this age of paperless banking, Florida WIC
has continued issuing paper checks to its clients.
Now, instead of paper checks, recipients will be issued cards that will
operate as a debit or credit card.
NEW YEAR, NEW YOU
Fitness & Nutrition Made Easy
New Year New You Press Release
3x3 tips for a Healthier Lifestyle
Florida Healthiest Weight Profile
December 9, 2013
Flu resources for
families, businesses, and health care providers
CDC - Seasonal Influenza (Flu)
2013-2014 Flu season
September 18, 2013
Lecanto- The Florida Department of Health in Citrus County has seen a
rise in occurrences of scabies cases. It is important that people are
aware of the signs, symptoms, spread and treatment for human scabies.
Scabies is a common condition found worldwide; it affects people of all
races and social classes. Scabies can spread easily under crowded
conditions where close body and skin contact is common. Community places
such as nursing homes, extended-care facilities, daycares and schools
are often sites of
January 31, 2013
Officials Encourage Residents And Visitors To Take Precautions And
Lessen FLU Risk
July 18, 2012
Child Passenger Safety Coordinator
Early Learning Coalition of the Nature Coast
1564 N. Meadowcrest Blvd.
Crystal River, FL 34429
352-563-9939 ext. 235
She will be
taking appointments for car seat inspections and car seat distribution
for eligible families at this number.
Smokeless tobacco is the unseen killer of the
tobacco family. You see the ring in the back pocket of several pairs of jeans
and you see the water bottle wrapped in tin foil, but you don't see the smoke.
What you do see, however, are the horrifying effects that smokeless tobacco has
on your mouth, tongue, gums, teeth and throat. Smokeless tobacco is NOT a safe
alternative to cigarettes. To learn more about the dangers of
Battling germs at work and home!!!!
When should you wash your hands?
· Before preparing or eating food
· After going to the bathroom
· After changing diapers or cleaning up a child/adult who has gone to
· Before and after caring for a patient
· After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
· After handling garbage
· Before and after treating a cut or wound
· When your hands are visibly soiled
Please place hand sanitizer at your work station and front desk.
See Illustrations on how to apply sanitizer to your hands
What is Public Health all About?
(CDC) Center of Disease Control Features - Put Your Hands Together
Salmonella and Easter Chicks and Ducklings handout for more
information about Salmonella
Archived News Letters
Epi Newsletter Posted 06/25/2013
Tobacco Newsletter Posted 06/25/2013