Give Kids a Smile Program



The Give Kids a Smile Program is an annual program design to provide dental care to low-income children.  It's the sixth annual project by the Pasco-Hernando Community College dental program and volunteer dentists and hygienists from the community.  Families must meet income criteria (200% of the U.S. Poverty Rate or below, to see the Poverty rates, click here), and children must be ages 6 to 17.

You must pre-qualify, in person, between 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM on one of the following dates:

  •     Tuesday, January 19
  •     Tuesday, January 26
  •     Thursday, January 14
  •     Thursday, January 21
  •     Thursday, January 28
  •     Tuesday, February 2
  •     Thursday, February 4


On Friday, February 12, prequalified children will be seen for a screening, X-rays, a cleaning and sealants if needed.
On Friday, February 26, children may receive follow-up care such as fillings and extractions if needed.

Location: 
Pasco-Hernando Community College

10230 Ridge Road, M-144
New Port Richey, Florida

Give Kids A Smile! at PHCC is sponsored by the American Dental Association, Pasco-Hernando Dental Hygienists Association, West Pasco Dental Association, and Pasco-Hernando Community College 


Free Living Will Forms Available



The office of State Representative John Legg is offering Free Living Will forms that were crafted and approved by the Florida Medical Association and the Florida Bar.   You can drop by his office to pick one up at 10014 Grove Drive, Suite B, Port Richey, Florida or call (727) 869-8600 to have one mailed to you.

Frequently Asked Questions about Living Wills

What is a Living Will?

Every competent adult has the right to make a written declaration commonly known as a "Living Will."  The purpose of this document is to direct the provision, the withholding or withdrawal of life prolonging procedures in the event one should have a terminal condition.  The suggested form of this instrument has been provided by the Legislature within Florida Statures SEction 765.303.  In Florida, the definition of "life prolonging procedures" has been expanded by the Legislature to include the provision of food and water to terminally ill patients.

What is the difference between a Living Will and a legal will?

A Living Will should not be confused with a person's legal will, which disposes of personal property on or after his or her death, and appoints a personal representative or revokes or revises another will.

To read more about Living Wills in Florida, click here to visit the Florida Health Finder web site.

National Children's Dental Health Month Starts Today!




National Dental Health Month starts today.  Your child(ren) may be eligible for free dental services if your family meets certain income requirements.  If you live in the Pasco/Hernando area and you're interested in finding more out, please call (727) 816-3281.

Prescriptions, Medicines, and Online Pharmacies


The internet can really save time and make everyday tasks easier such ordering a pizza, checking your bank statements, paying your bills, and staying in-touch with your friends.  With that in mind, there are still some drawbacks with using the internet for filling prescriptions or purchasing medicines.  While shopping at a pharmacy online eliminates a lot of hassles, there are a lot of websites that offer either questionable or illegal drugs.  Some of the sites themselves may be completely fraudulent.   Here are a couple of tips you should keep in mind:

  • Does the web site have the VIPPS seal?



  • Will they sell me prescription medication without a prescription?


Pasco Community Health Departments

Location/Hours/Contact Information
for
 Pasco County Health Departments

Sites
WIC
Clinical
Environmental Health
Vital Statistics*
10841 Little Road
New Port Richey, FL 34654
 (727) 861-5250
Administration only:
Monday-Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Monday-Friday 7:30am- 5:30pm
No Services currently available  at this location.
Monday-Friday.
7:30am - 5:00pm*
7623 Little Road, Suite 100B
New Port Richey, FL 34654     
Voice  (727)841-4221

No Services currently available at this location.
No Services currently available at this location.
Monday-Friday
8:00am - 4:00pm
(for window clients)
answer phones to 5:00pm.
 

No Services currently available at this location.
11511 Denton Avenue
Hudson, FL 34667
(727) 861-5661
Monday-Thursday 7:00am - 5:30pm

Monday-Thursday 7:00am-5:30pm
No Services currently available  at this location.
No Services currently available at this location.
5640 Main Street Suite 100
New Port Richey, FL 34652
(727) 841-4425

Monday-Friday
 7:30am - 6:00pm
 3rd Saturday of the Month
 8:30am � 12:30pm

Monday-Thursday
8:00am-12:00pm and  1pm-5:30pm 
Fridays        8:00am to 12:00pm

No Services currently available  at this location.
No Services currently available at this location.
13941 15th Street
Dade City, FL 33525
(352) 521-1450
Monday-Thursday
 7:30am - 5:00pm
Friday  8:00am - 12:00pm
Monday-Thursday 7:30am-6:00pm
 

Monday-Friday
8:00am to Noon and 1:00pm -4:00pm (for window clients)
answer phones to 5:00pm.
Monday-Thursday
7:30am- 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00am - 11:30am*
4135 Land O'Lakes Blvd
Land O'Lakes, FL 34639
(813) 558-5173
Monday-Friday
8:00am - 4:30pm
Monday-Thursday
7:00am -5:30pm
 

Monday-Friday
8:00am to Noon and 1:00pm-4:00pm (for window clients)
answer phones to 5:00pm.

No Services currently available at this location.
4717 Airport Road.
Zephyrhills, FL 33540
(813) 780-0740
Monday-Thursday
  7:30am - 6:00pm
Monday�Thursday 7:30am-6:00pm
No Services currently available at this location.
No Services currently available at this location.
2318 U.S. Hwy 19 N
Holiday, FL 34690
(727) 943-5505

Monday - Thursday
 7:30am - 6:00pm
No Services currently available at this location.
No Services currently available  at this location.
No Services currently available at this location.
38749 Pattie Lane
Lacoochee, FL 33525
(352) 583-2994

3rd Thursday of the Month (excluding summer months)
 9:00am- 2:30pm
No Services currently available at this location.
No Services currently available  at this location.
No Services currently available at this location.

* Hours of operation subject to change. Please call before visiting office locations.