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Per state guidelines, effective April 5th, all Floridians are eligible to receive any COVID-19 vaccine as authorized by the Food and Drug Administration. At this time, the Health Care District is only offering the Pfizer and Moderna brand vaccines. Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) is not being offered at our vaccination sites.

Pfizer is authorized for 16 years of age and older, while Moderna is authorized for 18 years of age and older. Persons 16 or 17 years of age must choose only a date offering the Pfizer brand. A parent or guardian must be present at the appointment.

If you would like to schedule an appointment, please visit, or click the green button below.

For more information about COVID-19 or testing locations, click the blue button below.

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As COVID-19 continues to be a risk, we remain committed to taking precautionary measures to ensure the safety of patients, visitors, and staff:

Everyone entering the facility will be screened and assessed with a no touch thermometer.

If the temperature is greater than 100°F, the individual will not be permitted to enter the facility. Visitors who do not meet the screening criteria will not be allowed in the facility. Upon entering the hospital, everyone will be required to wear a mask at all times throughout the facility.

  • ONE (1) adult visitor allowed to accompany ER patients
  • Patients admitted to a unit may have ONE (1) adult visitor, at a time, from 9:00 AM – 7:30 PM
  • Surgical patient may have ONE (1) adult patient visitor accompany them to the hospital on the day of their procedure.
  • Labor and delivery patient may have ONE (1) adult companion, for the duration of labor.
  • ONE (1) adult may remain overnight in the Pediatric Unit.
  • There is NO VISITATION for patients on isolation for COVID-19.
  • Circumstances may allow for specific exceptions to any visitation restrictions. All persons entering under an exception remain subject to appropriate infection control protocols.


Welcome to Lakeside Medical Center

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Lakeside Medical Center is a top-ranked public hospital by America’s Essential Hospitals. Some of our national awards include the 2020 gold-level AORN Go Clear Award™ for safety in surgery, an “A” safety grade as a top hospital in the nation for patient safety from Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grade, Fall 2018 and Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by the Joint Commission in 2011, 2013 and 2014. In 2020, our Family Medicine Residency Program graduated its eighth class of Family Medicine Residents. We are Florida’s only rural, teaching hospital.

Our staff is committed to serve. Our employees work to ensure high quality care and access for all, especially the most vulnerable. We are proud to have extremely high patient satisfaction. Our patients are key to that success. We want to hear from you. If you want to commend those who cared for you, let us know. If there are ways we can improve, let us know. With your help, we will continue to change lives and impact generations.

A big part of our impact is thanks to our “Hospitalists.” Hospitalists are working in our Family Medicine Residency Program. They are committed to improving the health of our community. They help us expand access and build capacity. Our hospitalists believe it is a privilege to serve “the Glades”.  

Our goal is to meet your needs. We know you have a choice. We are glad you trust us to take care of you and your family!  

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Health Assessments




  • The 2017 Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) (PDF) is a collaborative effort by a diverse group of community leaders, stakeholders, Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County and the Health Care District of Palm Beach County that serves as a directional roadmap committed to improving the health and quality of life of Palm Beach County residents.


  • In 2016, the Health Council of Southeast Florida (HCSEF) was enlisted by the Health Care District and the Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County to facilitate the Community Health Needs Assessment (PDF) to identify unmet health needs of community residents and to inform and guide future health planning initiatives to meet those needs.
  • The 2016 Glades Region Health Assessment (PDF) is a subset of the overall Palm Beach County Community Health Needs Assessment.