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Jackson County Health Department is proud to be YOUR public health care provider.

The Jackson County Health Department (JCHD) has the honor of being the source of Public Health services and information for Jackson County.  A wide variety of services are offered to the community to help JCHD meet it's mission of promoting and protecting the health and safety of the residents and visitors of Jackson County.

To commemorate 125 years of Florida Public Health, the Florida Department of Health has created this website and a  Facebook tab to tell the story of the first hundred and twenty five years of Public Health in Florida; primarily drawing on archived documents, photographs, film, tapes, personal interviews, and living testimonies.


To report a public health emergency or an environmental/occupational public health risk 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, call 850-526-2412.


Chemicals in Drinking Water Wells - Dieldrin Fact Sheet (19.06kb doc)


Jackson County Health Department
 4979 Healthy Way
Marianna, FL 

Aeriel View New JCHD 10-11 (41.30kb), opens in new window   Directions to our building (76.56kb pdf doc)
If you are using Google or GPS, put in Russell Road as your destination as these maps have not been updated with the new address.

Medical Services are available
Monday thru Friday    8am to 5pm 

JCHD is not open on the following holidays:
   New Years Day
   Martin Luther King Day
   Memorial Day
   Independence Day
   Labor Day
   Veterans Day
   Thanksgiving and the Friday after Thanksgiving
   Chrismas Eve Day 2012  
   Christmas Day 


same day Appointments. 
Please call 526-2412 starting at 7:30am to get
the next available appointment.

See each site for their specific dates and hours


WEB SITE OFFERS FREE 24 HOUR HEALTH INFORMATION TO FLORIDIANS is available to address concerns and inquiries-


flu AND PNEUMONIA shots at Jackson County Health Department
Please call (850) 526-2412 for an appointment.  Cash, check, Visa, Master-card or Medicare Part B will be accepted.  Please bring your Medicare Card with you.
  Top 3 reasons to get seasonal flu vaccine:
       ●   Prevent seasonal influenza-related death
       ●   Prevent severe illness
       ●   Protect other people
In the U.S. influenza results in approximately 200,000 hospitalizations each year.  Annually over 36,000 people in the U.S. die from the flu and most are age 65 or older.  More people die from flu than from any other
vaccine-preventable disease.  The Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Immunization, has materials
available promoting the importance of flu vaccination at

Please protect yourself and your family and get your seasonal flu shot. 

Screen For Life flyer (10.86kb), opens in new windowColorectal Screening

     for more information from the
     Centers for Disease Control

Every Woman Florida Initiative
Every Woman Florida is a collaborative project between the March of Dimes and the Florida Department of Health aimed at raising awareness on the importance and benefits of being healthy prior to pregnancy and promoting changes at the individual, healthcare provider and system level.  The overarching focus is to integrate preconception health into existing healthcare services.  The Every Woman Florida website serves as an information portal for healthcare providers on preconception health.  The site contains health tips, assessment tools and printable patient education handouts and guidance for providers on provision of preconception everywomanflorida health services based on the CDC recommendations. 
Visit for more information.
picture of a tornadoTORNADO WARNING
If you are at the Jackson County Health Department when a tornado warning has been issued, a JCHD employee will take you to a designated "tornado shelter" within the building.  Once you are situated in the shelter area,
if possible, assume a kneeling position, head down, with hands covering your head.  Wait until the ALL CLEAR signal is announced and you will then be taken back to your previous location.
     If you are at the Jackson County Health Department after there has been an actual tornado strike of our facility, JCHD staff will
evaluate injuries, administer first aid, and take appropriate action.

●     In other buildings move to a small interior room or hallway on the lowest floor and get under a sturdy piece of furniture. 
            Put as many walls as possible between you and the outside.
     ●     Be aware of flying debris.  Flying debris from tornadoes causes most fatalities and injuries.  Stay away from windows.
     ●     Get out of automobiles.  Do not try to outrun a tornado in your car; instead, leave it immediately for safe shelter.
     ●     If caught outside or in a vehicle, lay flat in a nearby ditch or depression and cover your head with your hands.

Emergency contact information:  911 for fire, police and EMS


What SHOULD YOU do in a Flood?
Jackson County Health Department would like to provide you with some dos and don'ts regarding flood waters.  This information is provided by our Environmental Health Department.
flooded wells (23.30kb pdf doc) updated 2/26/2013
health issues (23.14kb pdf doc) updated 2/26/2013

 Risk of Consumption of Raw Milk (38.82kb pdf doc)

 Nutritional Info and Other Tidbits of Healthful Information (4.11kb htm doc)

 MRSA (2.67kb htm doc)     
 What is it?    What should I do?

 Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus

 Facts about chickens and salmonella (212.50kb doc)


Temporary Event Food Service Information

for vendors that serve food at temporary events
Food Hygiene Code
(191.51kb pdf doc)
Application for Food Permit
(9.90kb pdf doc)
Vendor Information Letter
(33.77kb pdf doc)
Guidelines for Temporary Food Service Events
(15.34kb pdf doc)









New Life Family Church of Marianna
The King's Table Free Meal Delivery Program
delivers free Saturday Dinners
Contact Lori Gregg at 850-557-3595 or 482-3895 for

Community information is provided as a service but does not constitute an endorsement by the Florida Department of Health





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