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Dixie County Health Department - Children's Services

This Health Department offers many services to children. They can get school physicals and shots. Mothers with young children can get WIC or enroll in the Healthy Start program. Parents can get insurance for their children through the Florida KidCare program. The website has information about safety issues for children. Please see the website for more information.

Services Include:

  • Breastfeeding information
  • Children's Medical Services
  • Drowning prevention information
  • Early Steps
  • Florida KidCare Insurance
  • Healthy Start
  • Immunizations (shots)
  • Lead poisoning prevention and screening
  • Newborn screening
  • Prevention, safety and wellness information
  • Well Child checkups
  • WIC

Dixie County Health Department - Healthy Start

This program is for pregnant women, infants and children up to age 3. It provides services that help participants have a healthy baby and be the best parents they can be. The goal is that every baby be born healthy. Please see the website for more information.

Services Include:

  • Breastfeeding & Childbirth Education
  • Care Coordination & Outreach
  • Home Visits
  • Nutritional Services & Counseling
  • Parenting Education & Support
  • Smoking Cessation Assistance

FDOH - Dixie County Health Department - Medical Services

This health department provides medical services to the public. There are services for both children and adults. Children through age 18 can get immunizations for free. Appointments are recommended to avoid long waiting times. Please see the website for all services.

Services Include:

  • Adult primary care
  • Children's dental care
  • Children's primary care
  • HIV/AIDS testing
  • Immunizations (shots)
  • School physicals
  • Women's health

Florida KidCare

The state of Florida offers health insurance for children from birth through age 18, even if one or both parents are working. It includes four different parts.

Some of the services Florida KidCare covers are:

  • Check-ups and shots
  • Dental
  • Doctor visits
  • Emergencies
  • Hospital
  • Mental health
  • Prescriptions
  • Surgery
  • Vision and hearing

GCM - Vision Clinic

The Optometry Team provides vision screening and exams and donated eye glasses to those in need.
Exams will be conducted every 3 months. A donation of $5 to cover cost of eyeglasses is suggested. Please call for more information.