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Florida Department of Health in Broward County

The pharmacy program at Florida Department of Health in Broward offers many services

DOH Broward Pharmacy provides medications to clients receiving family planning, sexually transmitted diseases, tuberculosis and dental services in DOH-Broward clinics.

Additionally, pharmacy services are available to individuals in the following programs:

  • AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP)
  • Broward County Ryan White Part A Local Pharmaceutical Assistance Program
  • Insulin Distribution Program - The Florida Department of Health provides insulin (Novolin or Humulin) to eligible individuals at no cost. Needles and syringes are not provided. For eligibility criteria, please see Insulin Distribution Program Application (below). To apply for the program, please complete the form and call 954-467-4705 to make an appointment to see an eligibility counselor at Edgar P. Mills Center, 900 NW 31st Avenue, Fort Lauderdale 33315. 

Insulin Distribution Program Application form (PDF 55KB)
Sources for diabetes medication and supplies (PDF 21KB)

For information about pharmacy services, please call Fort Lauderdale Health Center Pharmacy at 954-467-4875 or Paul Hughes Health Center Pharmacy in Pompano Beach at 954-467-4445. You can call for the following purposes:

  • Receive instructions in English, Spanish or French
  • Refill prescriptions 24 hours/day, 7 days/week
  • Check on the status of a refilled prescription 24 hours/day, 7 days/week
  • Learn details about all pharmacies
  • Get hours of operation
  • Get directions
  • Connect to pharmacy staff during hours of operation

The pharmacy also functions as a point of contact for the community Needle Collection Program. For information on the Needle Collection Program, please click here:

Needle Collection Program

Locations for needle exchanges in Broward County

For information on proper disposal of unwanted medications please see below:

How to Dispose of Unwanted Medications
Safe Disposal of Medicines
Operation Medicine Cabinet