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Jennifer Bencie M.D. M.S.A.

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As the Administrator for Florida Department of Health in Manatee County I would like to welcome you to our website.

We have worked hard to make this site helpful to you. If you have a personal health-related question do not use email, but you can call us at (941) 748-0747.Your opinion is important to us. It helps us to be more effective at our job.

The World Health Organization defines Health as being "a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity". At Manatee County Health Department our mission is to promote, protect and improve the Health of all people in our County.

We want everyone in Manatee County to live a healthy life. But we cannot do the best job without your help. Learn how to be healthy, volunteer for a health-related organization, work at your current job or at home to promote health, and make your opinion on health known to our local, state, and federal representatives. If we work together, we can make our community healthier!

Please look through our web pages to learn about Public Health and see some of the exciting programs and services offered by Florida Department of Health in Manatee County.  I hope you enjoy your visit with us and thank you for your interest.

Dr. Jennifer Bencie M.D. MSA




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Florida Department of Health in Manatee County

410 6th Avenue East
Bradenton, FL 34208
(941) 748-0747


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