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Department of Health on Fairfield closes temporarily due to flood damage

ESCAMBIA COUNTY -- The Escambia County Health Department has temporarily closed its Fairfield location because of storm damage.

That facility is expected to be closed for the next few months.
Health department officials have divided its services to other health department locations for the time being.

Workers are busy repairing the 18 year old Escambia County health department building.
The walls inside need new sheet rock and the carpet needs replacing due to water damage.
Since the damaged building isn't safe for clients, services have been divided to other health department locations in Escambia County.

"We're essentially providing all of the services we have provided except for dental services, that's provided by family community clinics as well as our family services and medical and pediatric services" said Dr. John Lanza, Escambia County Health Department

Things like death and birth certificates, and immunization appointments are being handled at the Palafox location.
W.I.C. appointments can be processed at the Palafox location, and at all other health clinics in the county.
We caught some people going to their scheduled appointments.
Alma Strong's glad her grand-daughter can get her shots on-time.

"She was due and they told us they were shut down and we brought her back out here, see she's crying" said Alma Strong, Escambia County resident.

"It's a good thing quite a few other health departments in town to go to like Molino or some of the other offices" said Tonya Wells, Escambia County resident.

For a complete list of Escambia County Health Department changes, click here.