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Infectious Disease

Florida Department of Health in Suwannee County

  •  386-362-2708

    Mailing Address

    915 Nobles Ferry Road 

    P. O. Drawer 6030 

    Live Oak, Florida 32064 


The epidemiology department at the Department of Health in Suwannee County investigates and monitors communicable diseases in the county. Our epidemiology nurse is trained to assess, evaluate and monitor communicable disease reports to help prevent epidemics.


The Florida Department of Health in Suwannee County offers confidential and anonymous HIV testing and counseling. Everyone needs to know their status - no one is immune.GET YOUR HIV TEST TODAY!The health department also offers Hepatitis screening and vaccinations against hepatitis.

Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) 

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) are infections that you can get by having sex with someone who has an STD. You get an STD by having sex only one time with an infected partner. Many of the warning signs of an STD are not visible and you may not know your partner is infected.

The Florida Department of Health in Suwannee County has trained nurses and doctors to examine, diagnose and treat men and women with STD infections. Early diagnosis and treatment is important and decreases the risk for complications.

Tuberculosis (TB) 

Tuberculosis is a disease caused by germs that are spread from person to person through the air. The germs are spread in the air when a person with active TB coughs, sneezes, talks or sings. TB testing and treatment is available at DOH - Suwannee.