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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, and tuberculosis DOH-Broward clinics.

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

  • AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP)
  • Naloxone is available to people who use drugs, people with a history of drug use, others at risk of experiencing an overdose, friends, family members, and others who may witness an overdose.
  • Epilepsy Medication Program is a safety-net program that is available to those who have no other resources to obtain epilepsy medication(s). Eligibility determination is required, and medications are provided as listed on the Epilepsy Medication Program Application (PDF 322KB). Complete the application and submit it as shown on the form. For assistance with applying, you may call 954-467-4705 to make an appointment.
  • 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)

General 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

Needle Collection

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

Locations for needle exchanges in Broward County

For information on proper disposal of unwanted medications: 

How to Dispose of Unwanted Medications
Drug Dispose Locator
Safe Disposal of Medicines