The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, & community efforts.
The Florida Department of Health (DOH) is an executive branch agency, established in section 20.43, F.S. The Department is led by a State Surgeon General, who serves as the State Health Officer and is directly appointed by Florida’s Governor, and confirmed by Florida’s Senate. The Department has three deputy secretaries that oversee all of its business and programmatic operations.
WIC (Women, Infants and Children)
WIC (Women, Infants and Children) is a nutrition program that provides healthy foods for you, your infant, and your child plus helpful nutrition information – all at no cost for those who qualify. WIC also offers breastfeeding support and referrals to health care, immunizations and other community services. For WIC, call 954-767-5111
The Disability and Health Program
The Disability and Health Program (DHP) is funded by a three-year grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The goals of the program are to include Floridians of all ages with disabilities in all of the Department of Health’s programs and activities for health promotion, disease prevention, wellness, and disaster preparedness. The DHP also works with individuals with disabilities, their families, their health care providers, other state agencies, and interested stakeholders to meet its goals.
Family Planning Services
Family planning allows individuals and couples to anticipate and attain their desired number of children and the spacing and timing of their births. Family planning services are confidential and available to males and females.
The Florida Department of Health in Broward County provides routine immunizations for children and adults in order to decrease vaccine-preventable diseases. See our list of DOH-Broward locations to find where your family can be vaccinated.