Skip Global navigation and goto content

It's a New Day in Public Health.

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

Skip MegaMenu and goto content

Group Care

Florida Department of Health in Hardee County

Group Care Facilities are regulated and licensed by other state agencies such as the Florida Department of Children and Families (link opens in new window), Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration (link opens in new window), and the U.S. Department of Education (link opens in new window); however, the Department of Health may perform routine health and safety inspections by request of the facility or their licensing agency. These inspections would concern:

  • House Keeping
  • Adequate Lighting
  • Beds/Bedding
  • Water Supply & Temperature
  • Liquid and Solid Waste
  • Sanitary Facilites
  • Outdoor Area & Equipment
  • Indoor Equipment & Furnishings
  • Proper Food Storage & Temperature

Childcare Licensing

Childcare facilities are inspected and licensed by the Department of Children and Families. Forms, licensing, registration information, and more can be found at (link opens in new window).