About Us

Clay County Public Health Center is a local public health department created in 1953 to protect the health of all people in the county by implementing population based prevention programs and services. This community approach to wellness is accomplished through programs and services, which not only prevent the spread of disease but also provide wellness education to empower people to make healthy choices. 


Our staff is comprised of health care professionals with a wide range of education and experience from both the public and private sector. Our staff routinely attends educational seminars and trainings, so their skill set keeps pace with evolving trends in public health. This allows us to provide you with the best service possible.

Clay County Public Health Center Building


Clay County Public Health Center offers a variety of health education, disease prevention and treatment services to promote good health. Many services are available to everyone, while others are based upon income guidelines and are available to those who are uninsured, underinsured or on Medicaid. Please go to the contact us page for information on how to contact our program staff.

Hours of operation are 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. WIC and immunizations have extended hours by appointment only.

Mission Statement

Through service, partnership, and leadership we deliver the essential public health services of prevention, promotion, and protection to improve the health and well-being of all communities in Clay County. 

Vision Statement

Empowering all people in Clay County to lead healthier lives.


  • Quality - Meet or exceed the expectations of service for our customers, visitors, and all who benefit from the services we provide. 
  • Respect - Treat everyone with courtesy and respect and foster the principle of mutual accountability.
  • Equity - Value diversity and inclusion. We include all individuals and populations and seek to address inequities and racism in the places where people are born, grow, live, work, learn and age.
  • Integrity - Expect our employees to be ethical, trustworthy, responsible, transparent and professional, and serve as good stewards for the community.