So that Florida can be the healthiest state in the nation, DOH-Pasco plans and works strategically to offer public health services to those who need our care. DOH-Pasco fosters collective impact on health through the Community Health Collaborative. This leadership group concentrates on assessing local resources and needs to then develop a community plan that aligns efforts to improve health outcomes. Our goal is to inspire local innovation, collaboration and responsiveness at the individual, organizational and community levels to positively impact the health of Pasco County residents.
~ Trang L. Chitakone, Health Officer
DOH-Pasco was established in 1947 to address public health issues such as infant mortality, syphilis, tuberculosis, hookworm and dental health. DOH-Pasco is an integrated agency under the direction of the Florida Department of Health located in Tallahassee. We have five locations serving Pasco County. We service the east side of the county with locations in Wesley Chapel and Dade City. On the west side, we have one location in Hudson and two locations in New Port Richey on Main Street and Little Road.
Vision: To be the Healthiest State in the Nation.
Mission: To protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts.
Innovation: We search for creative solutions and manage resources wisely.
Collaboration: We use teamwork to achieve common goals and solve problems.
Accountability: We perform with integrity and respect.
Responsiveness: We achieve our mission by serving our customers and engaging our partners.
Excellence: We promote quality outcomes through learning and continuous performance improvement.