Welcome to the Citrus County Health Department. It is our goal to supply you with information on health topics affecting both our local and global community. Through the Links to our left, you can access local information and lists of our services. Also provided, are Links to our partners in State and Federal Government along with private industry.
The Citrus County Health Department has grown from a one room office in 1950 to five buildings in 2007, from a staff of 4 to a staff of 150, currently serving over
We hope you find our web page informative and helpful. We will continue to change with the times and to utilize the most up to date methods to better serve you, our customers.
To be the Healthiest State in the Nation
Mission: To protect, promote & improve the health of all people in
Florida through integrated state, county, & community efforts.
We search for creative solutions and mange resources wisely.
We use teamwork to achieve
common goals & solve problems.
We perform with integrity &
We achieve our mission by serving our customers &
engaging our partners.
promote quality outcomes through learning & continuous performance
The Citrus County Health Department will be closing the pharmacy on
We have been reviewing the pharmacy program for the past nine months and
have considered all the options before making this difficult decision.
Working together with our clients and private partners we were able to
provide a viable solution that we believe will benefit our clients, and
the community as a whole. We knew from our clients concerns and the
decline in numbers, that people wanted services closer to their homes
and offered hours of operations that included nights and weekend.
Partnering with our local pharmacies to provide this service
accomplished both of those goals.
Currently all of our pharmacy prescriptions have been relocated to the
Walgreens Pharmacy at 4020 N Lecanto Highway Beverly Hills Florida. By
law (F.S.465.022 (1) (g) all pharmacy client records must be sent to
another pharmacy location. You may elect to transfer your prescriptions
to the pharmacy that best suits your needs. If we can be of any
assistance to you during this transition please feel free to call
pharmacy at 352-249-9258 (option 1) extension 409.
We thank you for your continued support.
January 31, 2013
Officials Encourage Residents And Visitors To Take Precautions And
Lessen FLU Risk
July 18, 2012
Child Passenger Safety Coordinator
Early Learning Coalition of the Nature Coast
1564 N. Meadowcrest Blvd.
Crystal River, FL 34429
352-563-9939 ext. 235
She will be
taking appointments for car seat inspections and car seat distribution
for eligible families at this number.
July 16, 2012
misinformation that has been reported, it is important for the public to
know the number of TB cases in Florida has been trending downward for
several years. The increase in this particular strain of non-drug
resistant TB has affected approximately 99 people over the past eight
years.” See more information about
What is Tuberculosis (known as TB)
May 4, 2012
known as whooping cough, is a highly contagious respiratory disease. It
is caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis. For More information
please visit CDC website at:
Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
Smokeless tobacco is the unseen killer of the
tobacco family. You see the ring in the back pocket of several pairs of jeans
and you see the water bottle wrapped in tin foil, but you don't see the smoke.
What you do see, however, are the horrifying effects that smokeless tobacco has
on your mouth, tongue, gums, teeth and throat. Smokeless tobacco is NOT a safe
alternative to cigarettes. To learn more about the dangers of smokeless tobacco, click
Battling germs at work and home!!!!
When should you wash your hands?
· Before preparing or eating food
· After going to the bathroom
· After changing diapers or cleaning up a child/adult who has gone to
· Before and after caring for a patient
· After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
· After handling garbage
· Before and after treating a cut or wound
· When your hands are visibly soiled
Please place hand sanitizer at your work station and front desk.
See Illustrations on how to apply sanitizer to your hands
What is Public Health all About?
(CDC) Center of Disease Control Features - Put Your Hands Together
Salmonella and Easter Chicks and Ducklings handout for more
information about Salmonella please visit
Archived News Letters
Coping with the Holidays
by Teresa Goodman 12/21/2010
United Way and Citrus County Health Department create a Community Pharmacy
by Teresa Goodman 08/01/2010
Staying Safe after the
storm hits Newspaper Article by Teresa Goodman 6/15/2010