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About Us

Florida Department of Health in Walton County

The Florida Department of Health in Walton County (FDOH-Walton) and the Walton Community Health Center, Inc. (WCHC) provide public health and medical services in Walton County.  The Walton County Health Department began providing services from the upper floor of what is now the DeFuniak Springs Police Department in the early 1950’s.  Our first building was constructed in 1956.  Today, the health department has more than 100 employees in four locations in Walton County working to serve your needs in areas that range from controlling infectious diseases to safe drinking water to disaster preparedness.  DOH-Walton works closely with the County Commissioners, the Emergency Response Division and other local and federal agencies to protect the health and welfare of Walton County residents and visitors.  For more information about the Florida Department of Health:  http://www.floridahealth.gov/about-the-department-of-health/about-us/index.html

Our Mission

To protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts.

Our Vision

To be the Healthiest County in the Healthiest State in the Nation

Our Values (I CARE)

I nnovation: We search for creative solutions and manage resources wisely.

C ollaboration: We use teamwork to achieve common goals & solve problems.

A ccountability: We perform with integrity & respect.

R esponsiveness: We achieve our mission by serving our customers & engaging our partners.

E xcellence: We promote quality outcomes through learning & continuous performance improvement.