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The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote, and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, and community efforts.

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Environmental Public Health Programs

Florida Department of Health in DeSoto County

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Environmental Health bills and fees can be paid in person or by mail at the address below or you can visit our bill pay site at

Florida Department of Health in DeSoto County

34 South Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, FL 34266 

(863) 993-4601

Environmental Public Health Programs

Environmental Public Health (EPH) works to prevent diseases of environmental origin, focusing on prevention, preparedness, and education.  EPH measures are implemented through routine monitoring, education, surveillance and sampling of facilities and conditions that may contribute to the occurrence or transmission of disease. Authority for this program stems from the Legislature through Chapter 381, Florida Statutes. More details about the EPH program areas are available by clicking on the topic in the left menu.

For more information on specific programs, please visit the Department of Health's website or call (863) 993-4601.

Introducing Florida Tracking Data

The  Florida Environmental Public Health Tracking has a dynamic Web portal that provides for the first time, health and environmental data in one easy to find location. The Tracking Network is a web-based query system that provides a "one-stop data shop" for health, environmental hazard, and exposure information. Available information on the Health Tracking website includes risks from environmental hazards such as poor outdoor air quality, chemicals in drinking water and hazardous waste sites adverse health effects from environmental hazards, such as asthma hospitalizations, heart attacks, selected birth defects, carbon monoxide poisoning and childhood lead poisoning.

Find current information about Florida's water quality status and public health notifications for harmful algal blooms and beach conditions by visiting Protecting Florida Together. Protecting Florida Together is the state's joint effort to provide water quality information through environmental transparency and a commitment to action.