New Frostproof Health Center Coming Soon!

By Sherrie Pratt, Media & Communications Specialist

The city of Frostproof holds a special place in Central Florida Health Care’s heart. The non-profit organization, known for providing health care with a heart, opened in 1972 with one doctor and one nurse under Florida Rural Health Services. Coca-Cola/Minutemaid created the clinic after recognizing a critical need for its agriculture workers to receive health services. Several health centers followed Frostproof, and in 1993, the organization became Central Florida Health Care. There are 15 health centers throughout Polk, Highlands, and Hardee Counties, making a difference in people’s lives daily.

Central Florida Health Care’s Frostproof Health Center is bustling downtown, offering medical, dental, pediatrics, ob-gyn, and pharmaceutical services. In 2023, providers at this location saw 4,266 patients and 11,881visits. Central Florida Health Care is seeing an increased need for health services overall and helps everyone regardless of their ability to pay. While insurance and Medicaid are all accepted, the organization offers a sliding fee scale to help those without coverage.

Due to substantial growth, CEO Ann Claussen announced the creation of a new Frostproof facility to provide more space to help even more people. “We are excited to open our new Frostproof Health Center this summer. We are thankful for the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) funding and all the local support we have received from the community. Frostproof is where it all began. I cannot wait for our ribbon cutting, and I know our staff will be glad when the new health center is completed.”

If you have driven down West Wall St, you have seen the construction underway on the future two-story site, which sits adjacent to the current facility. The 9,391 square foot building will also have a drive-thru pharmacy. It will be a one-stop shop for all healthcare needs and staff is excited for the opportunity to serve more people in a state-of-the-art location.

To schedule an appointment, call 866-234-8534. Your health is our top priority.