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! 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) 527-5743
Future Dental Move and Date to be Announced
Our Dental Clinic is relocating to Inverness this summer! Please revisit
our website periodically for updates and a countdown, or call (352)
249-9258 for more details. Thank you for your patience as we strive to
serve you more efficiently.
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
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.
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
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
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
Citrus County Hospital Board Needs Assessment 2013
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