September 30, 2020
COVID-19 Walk-Up Testing Site - September 30, 2020
September 21, 2020
County health department is urging residents to contact their healthcare provider or pharmacy to get vaccinated against the flu as soon as possible. Once vaccinated, it takes about two weeks to offer protection.
August 10, 2020
Walk-Up Testing Site - August 11, 2020. View press release for entire article.
June 15, 2020
Free COVID-19 Walk-Up Testing Site - June 20, 2020 at the Okeechobee County Health Department
June 15, 2020
The Florida Department of Health in Okeechobee County continues to work with residents, visitors, and community leaders to identify and isolate positive cases of COVID-19 in Okeechobee County.
June 03, 2020
FDOH - Okeechobee Urges Residents to Protect Themselves from Mosquito and Tick-Borne Illnesses
For many months now, the Florida Department of Health in Okeechobee County has been working with the residents and leaders of Douglas Park on a PACE EH project. The Bureau of Environmental Health adopted the National Association of City and County Health Officials' (NACCHO) Protocol for Assessing Community Excellence in Environmental Health - PACE EH. County health departments work within their communitiesand address environmental health concerns.
January 09, 2020
The Florida Department of Health (Department) is strongly encouraging all unvaccinated residents to get their flu shot as soon as possible. Flu vaccination is the best way to prevent the flu and its potentially serious complications.
January 01, 2020
Human Trafficking Awareness Month
October 01, 2019
The Florida Department of Health in Okeechobee County is reminding all Floridians to get their flu shot before the height of the upcoming flu season. Flu activity can begin as early as October and last as late as May. The best way to avoid the flu this season by getting a flu shot soon.
April 10, 2019
The Florida Department of Health reports several counties in the state of Florida are seeing an increase in the number of cases of Hepatitis A. Since 2018, 1293 cases have been reported statewide. Okeechobee has 4 confirmed cases since 2018 (2 cases in 2018 and 2 cases in 2019). Hepatitis A is a vaccine preventable communicable disease.
The Florida Department of Health in Okeechobee County recognizes the value in measuring health outcomes and today acknowledged the 2019 County Health Rankings & Roadmaps tool released by the University of Wisconsin and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. This study highlights the many community factors that influence health and uses established data, much of which is available from the department at www.FLHealthCHARTS.com.