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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 140,000 people.

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.

Vision: 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.

Values ICARE:

I nnovation: We search for creative solutions and mange resources wisely.


C ollaboration: We use teamwork to achieve common goals & solve problems.


A ccountability: We perform with integrity & respect.


R esponsiveness: We achieve our mission by serving our customers & engaging our partners.


E xcellence: We promote quality outcomes through learning & continuous performance improvement.


Important Information


NEW! Dental Move has been finalized for a New Location Date of September 15, 2014

The Department of Health Dental Clinic at 2804 W. Marc Knighton Ct is relocating to our Inverness Clinic on 120 N. Montgomery Ave, Inverness, Fl 34450 and will start seeing Dental Patients at this site on September 15, 2014. Please revisit our website periodically for updates or changes, or call (352) 726-1731 for more details. Thank you for your patience as we strive to serve you more efficiently.


July 10, 2014

New Day, New You
Fitness & Nutrition Made Easy
The Florida Department of Health in Citrus County is offering a FREE seminar to help Citrus County residents get FIT for 2014.


June 26, 2014

Chikungunya fever (CHIK) is an infection caused by the Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) which has been spread through Africa, southern Europe, Southeast Asia, India, and islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. In December 2013, cases were reported in the Caribbean island of St. Martin. It is not currently found in the United States, be on the lookout for possible signs of this infection. It can easily spread from the Caribbean to the continental U.S. with all the travel on planes and cruise liners that occurs this time of year.


Effective June 23, 2014 the Department of Health Citrus County Vital Stats Office will be located at the Lecanto Main Clinic. 3700 West Sovereign Path. Lecanto, Florida 34461. For more information please call (352) 527-3013


May 2, 2014

The Citrus County Sheriff Department at 1 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave, Inverness, will accept old Rx’s for Citrus County residents only from 8 am to 5 pm Monday –Friday. No inhalers, needles etc. Pills only. This is part of the Anti-Drug coalition of Citrus County


March 18, 2014

Launching of our new Medical Mobile Unit. Check out the Calendar of Events for dates and locations that the bus will be in your neighborhood.

Our new Medical Mobile Unit


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
Email: FCIAA@flhealth.gov
Fax: (850) 414-7497
Mail: 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin C-23, Tallahassee, FL 32399-1743

January 31, 2014

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.

December 9, 2013

Flu resources for families, businesses, and health care providers

CDC - Seasonal Influenza (Flu)

2013-2014 Flu season


July 18, 2012

Sue Littnan
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.



Health in Site

Smokeless Tobacco

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 Smokeless Tobacco.


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 the bathroom
· 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


NEW! Citrus County Hospital Board Needs Assessment 2013

NEW! Citrus County Community Health Improvement Plan

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

Important Links



2014 Holiday Schedule


New Years Day 2014 Jan 1
Martin Luther King Jr. Jan 20
Memorial Day May 26
Independence Day July 4
Labor Day Sept 1
Veteran's Day Nov 11
Thanksgiving Day Nov 27
Day After Thanksgiving Nov 28
Christmas Dec 25
New Years Day 2015 Jan 1




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