The client service philosophy is: “A person in contact with the Palm Beach County Health Department shall be treated with Dignity, Respect, Concern and Consideration. The staff shall be Courteous, Competent, Informed and Responsive to the individual. The organization exists to serve the public and this shall be done to the best of our ability.”
The many and varied core programs of the department include disease prevention and control, environmental public health, school and community health, and health education.
Also, the department shares responsibility for primary care of the medically needy population throughout the county with the private sector by providing millions of hours of service through its seven health centers.
The health centers are federally qualified and are conveniently located from Delray Beach to Jupiter and west to Belle Glade and Pahokee. Counselors are available at the centers to assist individuals with the qualifying criteria.
The services include adult medical, HIV/AIDS testing and counseling, immunizations, family planning, pediatrics, dental, maternity, orthopedics, TB testing and counseling, STD testing and counseling, health care for the homeless and WIC and Nutrition counseling.
Services are provided to individuals who are at, or below, 110 percent of the federal poverty guidelines, in the following areas: emergency shelter, rent or mortgage payments, utility payments, food vouchers, transportation vouchers, adult congregate living facility placement, information and referral and summer lunch programs.
The health centers are:
C.L. Brumback Health Center, 38754 State Road 80, Belle Glade, 561-996-1600; Delray Beach Health Center, 225 South Congress Ave., Delray Beach, 561-274-3100; Jupiter Auxiliary Health Center, Indiantown Road, Jupiter, 561-746-6751; Lantana/Lake Worth Health Center, 1250 Southwinds Dr., Lantana, 561-547-6800; Pahokee Health Center, 1200 East Main St., Pahokee, 561-924-0184; Riviera Beach Health Center, 7289 Garden Rd., Riviera Beach, 561-804-7900; and West Palm Beach Health Center, 1150 45th Street, West Palm Beach 561-514-5300.
Other services offered include:
- Environmental public health, 561-837-5900
- Indoor environmental quality: Indoor air quality assessments, mold complaints, radon. Contact the West Palm Beach Office, 561- 837-5974.
- Air pollution control: inspection and permitting of air pollution sources, regulation of open burning, investigation of air quality complaints such as dust, smoke and odors, ambient air quality monitoring, control of mobile air pollution sources. Contact the West Palm Beach Office, 561-837-5974.
This feature was provided by the Palm Beach County Health Department.