Florida Department of Health

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Florida Department of Health
Florida Health logo.png
Department overview
Preceding Department
  • Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services
Jurisdiction Government of Florida
Headquarters Tallahassee, Florida
30°23′N 84°14′W / 30.39°N 84.23°W / 30.39; -84.23Coordinates: 30°23′N 84°14′W / 30.39°N 84.23°W / 30.39; -84.23
Website www.flhealth.gov

The Florida Department of Health is responsible for protecting the public health and safety of the residents and visitors of the state of Florida. It is a cabinet-level agency of the state government, headed by a state surgeon general who reports to the governor. The department has its headquarters in Tallahassee.[1]


During the 1996 legislative session, the beleaguered Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services was reconstructed as two entities: the Department of Health and the Florida Department of Children and Families.[2]

The Florida Department of Health operates county health departments in all 67 of the state’s counties. The agency employs more than 17,000 persons. It has worked on two-year-old immunizations, tobacco control, and statewide preparedness response efforts.

The Florida Department of Health is responsible for public health, including: [3]


  • State Surgeon General's Office
  • Deputy Secretary for Health
    • Bureau of Laboratory Services
    • Office of Public Health Nursing
    • Office of Public Health Research
    • Institutional Review Board
    • Division of Emergency Medical Operations
      • Bureau of Emergency Medical Services
      • Office of Emergency Operations
      • Office of Public Health Preparedness
      • Emergency Medical Education
    • Division of Health Access and Tobacco
      • Brain and Spinal Cord Injury
      • Emergency Medical Education
      • Health Professional Recruitment
      • Rural Health
      • Bureau of Statewide Pharmaceutical Services
      • Local Health Councils
      • Tobacco Prevention
      • Injury Prevention
  • Deputy State Health Officer
  • Deputy State Health Officer Children's Medical Services (CMS)
  • Deputy Secretary
    • Division of Administration
      • Budget
      • Finance and Accounting
      • General Services
      • Human Resource Management
      • Revenue Management
    • Division of Medical Quality Assurance[5]
      • Management Services
      • Operations
      • Health Care Practitioner Regulation
      • Board Directors
    • Division of Disability Determinations
      • Medical Disability Administrative Services
      • Medical Disability Information Services
      • Medical Disability Program Services
      • Medical Disability Program Operations
    • Division of Information Technology
      • Application Development and Support
      • Infrastructure and Support
      • Planning and Quality Assurance
      • Strategic Information Technologies
    • Performance Improvement
    • Planning, Evaluation and Data


  1. ^ "Florida Department of Health Contacts." Florida Department of Health. Retrieved on October 26, 2010. "Administration 4052 Bald Cypress Way Tallahassee , FL."
  2. ^ "Florida Department of Health - FDOH" United States Department of Health and Human Services website
  3. ^ "Public health". Florida Department of Health. Retrieved 2007-10-03. 
  4. ^ "School Nurses". Merritt Island, Florida: Space Coast Medicine and Healthy Living. March–April 2009. pp. 21–33. 
  5. ^ Division of Medical Quality Assurance

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