Change In Dental And Medical Services At Glades County Health Department
MOORE HAVEN, FL. -- Pat Dobbins, of the Hendry-Glades Health Department says the Glades County Health Department has entered into an agreement with Florida Community Health Centers to assume operations of providing Primary Health Care and Dental Services in Glades County. The effective date of this action is expected to be August 1, 2012.
The policy change is a result of directives from Governor Rick Scott who wants to privatize the primary care services at County Health Departments. The Glades County Commissioners approved the change as submitted by Mrs. Dobbins at recent commission meetings. It is expected that fees charged by Florida Community Health Centers may be substantially higher than the fees charged to patients by the Glades Health Department for dental and medical care.
The Glades County Health Department will continue to offer Birth and Death Certificates, Environmental Health Services, Family Planning, Child & Adult Immunizations, WIC, STD & HIV testing and treatment. Copies of your medical and/or dental records will be available upon request. Florida Community Health Centers will serve clients at the Glades County Health Department building located at 1021 Health Park Drive, Moore Haven, FL 33471.
Dobbins says, "Thank you for being our client and giving us the opportunity to serve you and your family. We are confident that Florida Community Health Centers will continue to deliver the same excellent quality care and customer service that you received from us. If you have any questions, please let us know."
(Editor's Comment: If you are a current client paying for services, it may be recommended to get services before August 1st to save fee costs that may be associated with the change of doctors and dentists that will be employed by Florida Community Health on that date.)