News from Health Department

Car Seat Safety Classes

The Washington County Healthy Start Program will offer a monthly Riding Safely in Holmes County car seat safety and parenting class that teaches proper installation of infant and toddler car seats. The class will take place on the 3rd Monday of each month at 9:30 a.m. The class location is the Florida Department of Health in Washington County, 1338 South Boulevard, Chipley. The cost for a car seat is $10.00. You must be at least six months pregnant and your child has to be 0-3 years of age. Registration is required prior to class. To register for the class or for more information, please contact (850) 638-6240 ext. 144. No person shall, on the grounds of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion or sex be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any program or activity receiving or benefiting from federal financial assistance. Sensory impaired or Limited-English Proficiency patients will be provided with necessary aids and interpreters at no cost by calling Fran Amerson at (850) 547-8500 ext. 236.

Safe Beds Make Safe Babies SIDS Classes

The Washington County Healthy Start Program will offer a Safe Beds Makes Safe Babies SIDS Class on the 4th Wednesday of each month. The goal of the class is to teach safe sleep practices for newborns and children up to one year of age. The class is free and will take place from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at the Florida Department of Health in Washington County, 1338 South Boulevard, Chipley. Registration is required prior to class. To register for the class or for more information, please contact (850) 638-6240 Ext 144. No person shall, on the grounds of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion or sex be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any program or activity receiving or benefiting from federal financial assistance. Sensory impaired or Limited-English Proficiency patients will be provided with necessary aids and interpreters at no cost by calling Fran Amerson at (850) 547-8500 ext. 236.

Tobacco Cessation Classes

Big Bend Area Health Education Center in partnership with the Florida Department of Health in Washington County (DOH-Washington) will offer tobacco cessation classes on the 2nd Thursday of each Month (October 13th) from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at DOH – Washington, 1338 South Boulevard, Chipley. Classes are free and open to anyone. For more information please contact James Lewis at (850) 224-9340 or email register@bigbendahec.org.