Greater Gainesville is fortunate to rank higher than the national average in the medical/health care index of quality of life indicators. At the helm are eight top-notch hospitals, and in support are over 228 specialty offices ranging from women’s health to pediatrics to optometry. The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts. In 2014, more than 13 percent of Alachua County residents received services from the Florida Department of Health, amounting to over 34,000 active clients accessing more than 290,000 health care services. Various wellness, clinical and nutrition services are offered at FLDOH’s three Greater Gainesville offices. Adult health services provided include: physical examination, health screening, laboratory services, some prescription medicines, x-ray referrals, well and sick care, medical follow-up, referral to specialists, immunizations and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases. Additional services may be offered at some locations. To learn how to make an appointment and for a full list of public health programs and services, clinic operating hours and eligibility requirements, visit alachua.floridahealth.gov.
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