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Walton County Health Department Expanding

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The Florida Department of Health in Walton County (DOH-Walton) announced today the expansion of primary care services to the Mossy Head and Paxton communities in Walton County.

DOH-Walton in conjunction with the Board of County Commissioners of Walton County, Florida and the Town of Paxton will open health centers that will offer much needed primary care services to the communities. The Mossy Head Branch will begin operating on December 2, 2013 and the Paxton Branch on December 3, 2013. 

Primary Care Services will be offered between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the DOH-Walton Mossy Head Branch located at 1483 County Road 1087, DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32433 on Mondays and Fridays and the DOH-Walton Paxton Branch located at 21505 US Highway 331 North, Laurel Hill, Florida 32567 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Residents may call (850) 892-8015 now to schedule an appointment. 

DOH-Walton will host a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony at the Mossy Head Branch on December 13, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. and the Paxton Branch on December 12, 2013 at 1:00 p.m.

Both branches will provide a range of primary care services.  For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (850) 892-8015.   

Eligible clients will pay a reduced cost in relation to their income and family size.  Proof of income is required.  Due to funding sources, all patients seen at these branches must be Florida residents.

Funding for the clinics is provided by the Board of County Commissioners and a Low Income Pool (LIP) grant by the State of Florida.  For information about LIP funding: http://ahca.myflorida.com/Medicaid/Medicaid_reform/lip/index.shtml.

DOH protects, promotes and improves the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts.

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Information provided by the Walton County Health Department

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