About Florida Department of Health in Baker County
The Florida Department of Health in Baker County is pleased to provide services to the residents and visitors of our county, and to be a leader in public healthcare in our community.
The Florida Department of Health (FDOH) was established by the Florida Legislature in 1996; however, public health has its roots in Florida dating back to 1888 with the creation of the Florida State Board of Health. In 2007, the first-ever State Surgeon General was established to spearhead the efforts of FDOH, thereby designating a health officer to oversee all matters of public health. The Surgeon General’s role is to be the state’s leading advocate for wellness and disease prevention.