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Area of Critical Need Facility Designations

Contact: Florida Health

Section 458.315, Florida Statutes specifies types of facilities that are eligible for designation as ACN facilities. These facilities are county health departments, correctional facilities, Department of Veteran's Affairs' clinics, or community health centers funded by Section 329, 330,or 340 of the United States Public Health Services Act.

Facilities that have a contract with the Department in accordance with Section 766.1115, Florida Statutes meet the requirements for the Area of Critical Need Facility Designation as determined by the State Surgeon General.

To determine if an address is in a HPSA go to :

Find Shortage Areas:HPSA by Address

How to request an Area of Critical Need Facility Designation,

Complete the  Area of Critical Need Facility Designation Request Form and submit it by email to

Note: A separate form must be submitted for each site designation requested.

*Facilities Approved as Areas of Critical Need