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SERVICES AT THE OKALOOSA COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

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Breast & Cervical Screenings Mammograms & pap smears are performed in coordination with the Florida Breast & Cervical Cancer Early Prevention Program (FBCCP).  Women who are 50-64 years of age, who have little or no health insurance, and who meet income guidelines are eligible for this program.
Dental Dental services are available at our Crestview facility for children who are on Medicaid.
Disease Surveillance We monitor & investigate disease trends and outbreaks in the community.
Emergency Preparedness We help our staff & our community prepare and respond during health and medical emergencies.
Environmental Health We monitor environmental conditions that could pose a threat to the health & safety of the public.
Family Planning We provide education, counseling, medical services, and referrals to help people plan their family's size.
Healthy Beaches Environmental specialists test the waters of several Okaloosa County Beaches.  Depending on the bacteria levels, a swimming advisory may be issued.  Posted signs are used to advise the community and tourists.
Healthy Start We provide maternal & child health services to improve pregnancy outcomes and help infants & toddlers get a healthy start in life.
Immunizations Immunizations can protect your child, your family, your friends & their families, and our community.  We offer a number of vaccines to children.
One Problem Clinic When you need a doctor, but not an emergency room, we welcome appointments & walk-ins to people with minor injuries & illnesses.
Opportunity Health We offer comprehensive primary care to residents who meet income & eligibility guidelines.
Rabies Control If an animal bite is from a dog, cat, or ferret, our Environmental Health staff is responsible for attempting to locate the animal, and making sure it is kept in observation.
Ryan White We provide a confidential medical home (medication assistance, managed care, and referrals) to people living with HIV.
School Health We partner with the Okaloosa County School District to act as a resource, assist with immunization compliance, and ensure school health services are provided in accordance with Florida Statute.
Septic Systems As part of our Environmental Health duties, our team issues permits for new, repaired, modified, and abandoned septic systems.  We also evaluate existing system for compliance with local and state laws and ordinances.
STD Testing & Treatment We provide information, counseling for disease prevention, and confidential diagnosis & treatment of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
Vital Statistics Florida birth & death records can be purchased through our Fort Walton Beach office.
WIC WIC is a federally-funded nutrition program that serves low- & moderate-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women -- as well as infants & children under age 5.

 

  This page was updated on 29-Jun-12

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