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

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Group Care Facilities

Environmental Health

  •  239-690-2100



    Mailing Address

    2295 Victoria Avenue, #206 

    Fort Myers, FL 33901 


    TTY users can contact us through Florida Relay by dialing 7-1-1 or one of the other Relay Toll Free Numbers. 

Licensed Group Care Facilities 

This program includes assisted living facilities, adult family care homes, hospice, public and private schools, and other related care facilities. The objective of the program is to assure that group care facilities comply with minimum standards relating to the protection of health, safety, and well being of those using these facilities.

Group care facilities are regulated and licensed by state agencies such as the

The Department of Health has co-responsibilities in the enforcement of laws, rules, and regulations regarding the sanitation and control of communicable diseases at these facilities. Environmental Health staff provide direct services in the operational aspect of the program through regular inspections to assure that required sanitary standards are maintained. In some cases, we must inspect and approve facilities as a prerequisite to granting an operating license.

Our responsibilities vary by the type of facility and can be accessed by clicking on the specific type of facility below:

Please note that lead agencies, counties, and municipalities may impose more stringent or frequent inspection requirements and fees.

Residential Child Caring Agency

Public & Private Schools

Residential Group Care Facilities

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