DOH-WALTON AND WALTON COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER CELEBRATE NATIONAL HEALTH CENTER WEEK 2021
August 12, 2021
Patti Roberts, PIO
DeFuniak Springs, Fla. – National Health Center Week 2021 is being celebrated this year from August 9 – 15. Community Health Centers provide preventive and primary care services to almost 30 million people and have continued to do so while facing a global pandemic. The Walton Community Health Center (WCHC) located in DeFuniak Springs, Santa Rosa Beach and Paxton, in conjunction with the Florida Department of Health in Walton County, provides care to people who disproportionately suffer from chronic disease and lack access to affordable, quality care.
Last year the WCHC provided $674,654 in discounted services to our over 5500 clients. Additionally, Behavioral Health Counselling Services are now also available to our clients. The WCHC has achieved the Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home which is a model of care that puts patients at the forefront of care by building better relationships between people and their clinical care needs. The WCHC is committed to quality improvement and patient-centered care that results in healthier, happier patients.
The Walton Community Health Center has been instrumental in helping Walton County fight Covid19 by providing free testing and free Covid 19 vaccinations throughout the County”, said Holly Holt, Health Officer and CEO. “We will continue to provide front line support for the citizens of Walton County for the duration of this pandemic”.
To find more information about the Walton Community Health Center and the services provided, or to schedule an appointment, please call 850-892-8015.
About the Florida Department of Health
The department, nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board, works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts.