Florida Department of Health in Walton County/Walton Community Health Center

Mission: To protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, and community efforts.

Vision: To be the Healthiest State in the Nation

Value (ICARE)

I - Innovation: We search for creative solutions and manage resources wisely.
C - Collaboration: We use teamwork to achieve common goals and solve problems.
A - Accountability: We perform with integrity and respect
R - Responsiveness: We achieve our mission by serving our customers and engaging our partners.
E - Excellence: We promote quality outcomes through learning and continuous performance improvement.

We work toward our mission and objectives with a staff of over 100 health professionals and administrative staff. DOH-Walton works closely with the Board of County Commissioners, the Emergency Response Division, and other local State and federal agencies to protect the health and welfare of Walton County’s citizens.

Under state law, we receive local funding from the County. We are a part of the Administration Division for coordination of our budget requests and to have interface with the Board of County Commissioners. Please view the Florida Department of Health's website for more information.

Clinical Services - Call (850) 892-8015 to Schedule an Appointment

Walton Community Health Center In DeFuniak Springs


8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Coastal Branch

In Santa Rosa Beach


8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Closed for Lunch - 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Paxton Branch

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Closed for Lunch - 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Dental Clinic

(850) 892-8686


8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Environmental Health

(850) 892-8021


8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Vital Statistics

(850) 892-8097


8:00 AM – 4:30 PM




Administrator, Florida Department of Health in Walton County (FDOH-Walton) - 2012 - present

Education: Holly Holt received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Auburn University in 1984 and earned a Master of Science in Management with emphasis in Healthcare Administration from Troy State University in 2002.

Experience: Ms. Holt has served as Administrator, FDOH- Walton since 2012. She currently serves as co-chair of the Administrative/Infrastructure Program Council, and is a member of the Health Management System Steering Committee. Her community involvement includes CEO of the Walton Community Health Center, member of the Walton County Prevention Coalition, and representing FDOH-Walton’s membership in the Walton area Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of County and City Health Officials. Her prior experience with FDOH includes Administrator of the FDOH in Holmes/Washington counties from 2003 – 2012, after serving as the Nursing Director at FDOH-Holmes from 1999-2003. Prior to her employment with FDOH, she was the Family Home Health Administrator for the company she started. Her vast experience also spanned positions as Nursing Case Manager at Pediatric Primary Care, surgical floor nurse, nursing assistant/LPN instructor, and Case Reviewer.

As Administrator, Ms. Holt’s professional philosophy is to empower and train employees to perform their job duties to the best of their ability, and to represent the Health Department in the community in a positive and professional manner.  She also strives to articulate the vision and mission of the FDOH and FDOH-Walton to employees and community members.  Her goals for the institution are to lead the way to a healthier Walton County, to create a climate that encourages and promotes employee excellence, and to address the public health needs of the community stakeholders through strategic planning.