DOH-Volusia - Health Department to Open Friday on Keech Street
February 26, 2019
Daytona Beach, Fla. - The Florida Department of Health (DOH) in Volusia County is taking its health services to the heart of Daytona Beach. The department is opening a new location at 421 S. Keech Street, Daytona Beach.
"We want to make it easier for our clients to access our services," said DOH-Volusia Administrator Patricia Boswell. "It just makes sense for us to be located right in the community where many of our clients live. They won't have to travel as far or take as much time out of their day to stop in to see us."
The Keech Street location is next to the John H. Dickerson Heritage Library, Halifax Health - Keech Pediatric Neighborhood Care, and East Volusia Educational Center Head Start. Campbell Middle School is on adjacent property.
The department will phase in services over the next two months. Beginning March 1, the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program will begin offering supplemental nutrition and education to pregnant, postpartum or breastfeeding women and children up to age five. Limited dental care for children up to age 5 also will be available.
On April 1, clinical services will be added to the new location and will include birth control for men and women, pregnancy testing, breast exams, Pap smears, shots for children and adults, and testing and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases and HIV.
WIC and clinical services will continue to be offered at DOH-Volusia locations at:
- 1845 Holsonback Drive, Daytona Beach
- 717 W. Canal Street, New Smyrna Beach
- 775 Harley Strickland Blvd., Orange City
To celebrate the opening, a ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, April 27, at the Keech Street location. The Volusia County Council and City of Daytona Beach elected officials have been invited. An open house and family fun day will follow the ceremony from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
A list of DOH-Volusia locations and services is online at volusiahealth.com/locations.
About the Florida Department of Health
The department works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts.