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For all Reports of Communicable Disease 24/7 Please call: (352) 527-0068

During normal business hours 8-5 please contact
3700 West Sovereign Path
Lecanto, FL 34461
Phone 352-527-0068

Fax: 352 527-0393

Rabies / TB Unit / HIV Unit - (352) 527-0068


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Disease Control

Make sure you wash your hands. The most effective way to prevent infection is good personal hygiene. 

This includes:

  • Covering your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze.

  • Washing your hands frequently with soap and water; this is especially important after using the bathroom, before handling food, and after touching animals.

  • Thoroughly washing and cooking your food.

Disease Control activities include:

  • Monitoring and investigating reports of communicable diseases by working with doctors, hospitals, health professionals and the public tobar of soap find the source of the infection and the mode of its spread, to identify those at risk of becoming infected, and to control the spread.

  • Providing reports to the State Department of Health on Reportable Diseases and Outbreaks.   

  • Providing education and consultation to individuals and groups in our community such as the public, physicians, hospitals, day care centers, schools, nursing homes, veterinarians, animal control, and others.

  • For more information, call (352)527-0068


NEW! Florida's Communicable Disease Frequency Reports
This system allows you to create frequency reports from communicable disease cases reportable by law to the Florida Department of Health. These reports do not include cases of tuberculosis, sexually transmitted diseases or HIV/AIDS.  Cases can be viewed by total count, age group, diagnosis status (confirmed, probable, or suspect), gender, zip code, or data year

NEW! Florida Community Health Assessment Resource Tool Set (CHARTS)
CHARTS provides information at the county level of health statistics such as births, deaths, disease morbidity, populations, and behavioral risk factors.


Animal Bites and Rabies Preventiondog and owner taking a walk in woods
We provide consultation and treatment for Rabies prevention by working with Environmental Health Staff and Citrus County Animal Control to monitor and investigate Animal Bite reports. 


Rabies is a preventable disease that is fatal if left untreated; treatment must be initiated before the person has symptoms.  The rabies virus is transmitted through the saliva of an infected animal, which may or may not be symptomatic.  It is critical that all animal bites be reported to Citrus County Animal Control at (352)726-7660; these reports are then forwarded to the Citrus County Health Department’s Environmental Health Staff and the Disease Control Department for follow-up.

For more information, call (352)527-0068 ext 267.




medical itemsHepatitis
Through a State of Florida grant, Citrus County Health Department is able to offer free testing for Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C; there are some restrictions on who can take the test.  Vaccines for Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B are also available.  Call the clinic site nearest you for information or an appointment. 









Doctor examinationTuberculosis Control
Provides services, regardless of income, to clients who have tuberculosis infection.  Identifies contacts to those cases of tuberculosis and those at high risk for progression to tuberculosis disease once infected.

Tuberculosis screening tests are available if indicated.

For further information please call 527-0068

Office hours are Monday-Friday; appointments are preferred.



Smiling Doctor

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD)
Services: Confidential risk assessment, examination, testing for numerous sexually transmitted diseases (including HIV and hepatitis), treatment, and educational services are available to persons infected with or suspected to be infected with sexually transmitted diseases and their contacts. 


Hours and appointments:
Services may be provided on a walk-in basis, but appointments are preferred.

Call the clinic site nearest you.






Doctor holding a fileHIV/AIDS Services:

Counseling and Testing:

  • Confidential and anonymous testing is available at each clinic site.  To assure patient confidentiality, results are only given in person; no results are given out over the phone or by mail. 

  • Rapid testing may be available allowing the client to receive test results within 15 minutes, ask the clinic counseling and testing staff for availability.

  • In anonymous testing a barcode and your date of birth are used as identifiers. Your name is never recorded on any paperwork or test.

  • In confidential testing your name and date of birth will appear on your test and information sheet.

Counseling and testing services may be provided on a walk-in basis, but appointments are preferred.  Call the clinic site nearest you.


If a Test is Positive:
Your counselor will discuss options with you. He/she will help you get medical treatment and care.  Your counselor will inform you of assistance programs for HIV infected individuals, like Ryan White and ADAP (AIDS Drug Assistance Program) and a case manager will be assigned to you if you are eligible.

HIV/AIDS Primary Medical Care:
The Citrus County Health Department provides medical care to anyone who tests positive for HIV.  Case management and ADAP services are available to qualified clients.

By appointment only.  For more information call 352-527-0068

Community Meetings/Support Groups
The Florida Department of Health Citrus County holds a monthly support group for anyone who would like more information on HIV. It is the second Tuesday of the month at 3:00 pm at the Lecanto Main Office, 3700 W Sovereign Path Lecanto. The group is open to the public. For more information please call 352-527-0068 ext. 232.
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Community Outreach and Education:
Programs are available to community group and organizations.  To schedule contact 352-527-0068.








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