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Florida Department of Health in Bay County Will be Closed on Monday, August 16

August 15, 2021

Panama City, Fla. – The Florida Department of Health in Bay County (DOH-Bay) will be closed on Monday, August 16 due to potential impacts from Tropical Storm Fred. Tropical Storm Fred could produce large amounts of rain, tropical storm force winds, and possibly isolated tornadoes in our area making driving conditions unsafe. 

“The forecast is for potentially hazardous weather conditions for our area from Tropical Storm Fred throughout Monday. Therefore, to keep our clients and staff safe the decision was made to close all of our locations.” said Sandon S. Speedling, MHS, CPM, CPH, Administrator and Health Officer, DOH-Bay. “My staff and I look forward to serving the residents and visitors of Bay County when it is safe to do so.” 

The office closures include clinic, immunizations, vital statistics, children’s dental clinic, women infants and children, administration, environmental health, and epidemiology. 

Locations include the following: 

  • DOH-Bay Ullman Building, 597 W 11th Street, Panama City
  • Environmental Health Services Office, 840 W 11th Street, Suite 2150, Panama City
  • Children’s Dentistry Clinic, 3518 E 15th Street, Panama City  

Once the storm passes and if conditions permit, all offices are scheduled to reopen at 8:00 a.m., Tuesday August 17. For more information please visit 


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