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Indian River County Health Department Gifford Health Center
Florida Department of Health
in Indian River County

(Main Site)
1900 27th Street, Vero Beach, FL 32960
(772) 794-7400

Gifford Health Center Pediatrics
4675 28th Court, Vero Beach, FL 32967
(772) 794-7410
To report a communicable disease,
call 772-794-7472 (24/7/365 accessibility).
Public Health Current Topics of Interest
Ebola: Learn about Ebola on the Florida Department of Health Ebola Virus Disease webpage or the Centers for Disease Control Ebola Virus Disease webpage for additional information and resources.

Enterovirus D68: Learn about Enterovirus D68, including symptoms, transmission,  prevention and treatment on the CDC Enterovirus D68 webpage.
Gifford Health Center Now a Pediatric Primary Care Clinic
The Florida Department of Health in Indian River County is pleased to announce that Gifford Health Center (GHC) has transitioned all medical services offered at GHC into pediatric primary care services for children from birth through age 17.  All adult primary care services for those 18 and older that were previously offered at GHC are now located at the main health department site. The Indian River County Human Services program that provides financial assistance to those eligible is still located at GHC. Please visit our Gifford Health Center Pediatrics webpage for more information on services provided.
Emergency Preparedness
What would you do if you had no electricity, no gas, no water and no telephone service next month, next week or even tomorrow?  How would you and your family cope?   In Florida, this situation became a reality for many residents in the 2004 - 2005 hurricane seasons, and it can become a reality again.  In addition to hurricanes, other emergencies may provide no forewarning and can happen at any time.  This is why it is important to prepare now and not wait until the last minute when stores are crowded and supplies quickly run out leaving you without basic needs.  Get prepared now and don't wait until it's too late. Visit to create your own personalized family preparedness plan.
Community Health Assessment, Community Health Improvement, DOH-Indian River Strategic Plan

Community Health Assessment: In 2011, the Florida Department of Health in Indian River County (DOH-Indian River) engaged the Health Council of Southeast Florida to facilitate a comprehensive, county-wide health needs assessment for Indian River County and identify unmet health care and human service needs and identifying possible interventions to meet those needs.  As a result of the effort, participation and contribution of a wide spectrum of health and human service organizations, the 2012 Community Health Assessment was developed. Learn more about the Community Health Assessment and needs identified.

Community Health Improvement Plan: In 2012, the Indian River County Community Health Advisory Council developed the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) for Indian River County to better understand the current and emerging public health needs in the county and to outline a plan for community health improvement, including the integration of environmental public health planning in the process.  Learn more about the health priorities addressed in the Indian River County Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)

DOH-Indian River Strategic Plan: Strategic planning is an important tool used for determining the direction of an organization. The DOH-Indian River Strategic Plan is the result of a multi-year process that included both internal and community assessments and planning with community stakeholders and partners, of which goals, objectives and priorities were determined.

Health Statistics

The Florida Community Health Assessment Resource Tool Set (Florida CHARTS) provides statistical data for a wide variety of health indicators in Florida, including, communicable diseases, chronic disease, maternal and child health, environmental health, injury and violence, social and mental health, health availability resources, population characteristics, and birth and death statistics.  CHARTS also has information on health care facilities, nursing homes and more.  Use Florida CHARTS to find Florida health statistics in your community.

Product Safety
Concerned about unsafe, hazardous or defective products?  Six federal agencies have joined together to create, a "one stop shop" for U.S. government recalls, in an effort to alert the American people of unsafe, hazardous or defective products.  Whether you're looking for recalls related to consumer products, vehicles, boats, food, medicine, cosmetics or environmental products, this site will provide you with the latest recall information.


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