Florida Department of Health - St. Johns County
200 San Sebastian View
Saint Augustine, Florida 32084
Your Center of Excellence in Public Health!
Distinguished Recipient of:
2009 and 2015 Florida Governor’s Sterling Award
2011 and 2017 Florida Governor’s Sterling Award for Sustained Performance Excellence
Public Health (PH) is a specialized science that focuses on the community as its client for the provision of disease control and health protection services. As part of the integrated Florida Department of Health (DOH), DOH-St. Johns provides essential PH services to more than 200,000 residents and approximately 6.5 million annual visitors to our County. Services are directly provided by DOH-St. Johns staff through the Service Centers listed in this website. These Centers provide services within the framework of the 12 Public Health Accreditation domains as defined by the Public Health Accreditation Bureau (PHAB).
DOH-St. Johns is the acknowledged leader of our community’s Public Health System which includes private, public, and voluntary entities that contribute to the delivery of healthcare and community services that affect Health Factors and Health Outcomes. DOH-St. Johns supports partner agencies to optimize efforts to positively impact the community's health and welfare.
As an agency of state government, DOH-St. Johns is accountable to the public. We exist to provide essential PH Services to the St. Johns County community by leveraging our all-encompassing Core Competency “Public Health Passion in Action”. Our local mission, vision and values statements mirror those of the integrated DOH. Our purpose statement was developed to reflect the culture we have created in DOH-St. Johns. We have a caring, compassionate culture where the client and the public are our first concern.
The leadership of DOH-St. Johns supports a culture based on honesty, integrity and personal responsibility; that fosters diversity and mutual respect; an atmosphere of creativity, empowerment and teamwork; and trust, loyalty and compassion as the foundation of the values and beliefs that drive how we conduct business. Staff members are encouraged and provided opportunities to participate in decision making and provide input towards achieving Agency goals. Staff continually develops innovative strategies to accomplish the agency’s mission, vision, values, purpose, and core competency as shown below.