DOH-Volusia - Keech Street Services Temporarily Suspended
March 28, 2019
Daytona Beach, Fla. - Beginning Monday, April 1, the Florida Department of Health (DOH) in Volusia County will temporarily suspend client services at one of its two Daytona Beach locations. Until services are restored at the South Keech Street location, clients may receive DOH services at 1845 Holsonback Drive.
Since March 1, Women, Infants and Children (WIC) services have been offered at the Keech Street location at 421 S. Keech Street. Clinical services were to be added next month. DOH-Volusia plans to resume both types of services once a planned construction project is completed in early fall.
"The Keech Street location makes it easier for our clients to access our services," said DOH-Volusia Administrator Patricia Boswell. "While we are very excited to be in the community and disappointed to temporarily scale back, we want to ensure the safety of our clients and staff during the project. We look forward to returning with WIC and clinical services to Keech Street in early fall."
Limited WIC services will continue to be provided by appointment at the John H. Dickerson Heritage Library, which is next door to the DOH office on S. Keech Street. The department actively is working with other community partners in the area through which it can provide additional WIC services.
Full WIC and clinical services 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
A ribbon cutting ceremony and Family Fun Day event scheduled for late April also have been postponed until the project is complete.
The 12 DOH full- and part-time staff members assigned to the S. Keech Street location will work on Holsonback Drive until construction is complete.
The project at the South Keech Street location will include complete replacement of the HVAC units and duct work, addressing the building envelope, the removal/replacement of damaged interior elements and environmental mediation, if necessary. The budgeted construction cost of the planned elements is approximately $700,000 and will be paid from DOH capital funds.
The location is a State-owned building that was occupied by Children's Medical Services until December.
A list of DOH-Volusia locations and services is online at volusiahealth.com/locations.
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