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UPDATE: The Health Care District of Palm Beach County has been monitoring the latest information and guidelines on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in coordination with the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  The Health Care District and its health facilities have taken a proactive approach to ensure that required preparations and protocols are in place to provide timely, safe and quality care for our patients.

Due to the ongoing medical crisis, the Health Care District is activating the following emergency plans at our facilities:

  • C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics: To better serve our primary care clinic patients, protect our staff and preserve Personal Protective Equipment like masks, gowns, goggles, etc., the Health Care District is operating only the highest-volume C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics in West Palm Beach, Lantana, Delray Beach and Belle Glade.   On Monday, March 16, the Health Care District temporarily closed the Lewis Center, Boca Raton, Lake Worth, Mangonia Park and Jupiter C. L. Brumback Clinics for 30 days. Patients who were scheduled at those clinics were called, assessed by a provider and their appointments were rescheduled at one of the open clinic sites or for future dates if appropriate.  Patients can call 561-642-1000 to speak to a provider between 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday.

o   C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics COVID-19 Testing Pilot Program

§  The Lantana Clinic and Belle Glade Clinic are piloting outdoor testing for patients who have been pre-screened by a C. L. Brumback Clinics provider and have an appointment. On March 16th, the C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics began testing our patients for COVID-19. The Lantana Clinic was chosen for its central location on the county’s eastern coast and the Belle Glade Clinic was selected to serve the rural, western Glades communities.

§  Those interested in testing for COVID-19 should call their primary care physician FIRST and ask their doctor to screen and test them for COVID-19 if they determine that testing is warranted based on CDC guidelines. Those who do not currently have a primary care physician can call the C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics’ appointment line at 561-642-1000 to register to become a patient and be screened over the phone by a provider.  Existing C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinic patients can also call the Clinic directly at 561-642-1000 to be screened over the phone by a provider

§  Providers will then determine which patients are appropriate to receive an appointment for testing and those patients will be scheduled at the Lantana (east coast) or Belle Glade Clinic (western community) locations

§  The Clinics are prepared to handle more patients if additional testing kits become available.

·         Lakeside Medical Center: The following visitation restrictions have been implemented:

o   Any visitor with flu-like symptoms or respiratory illness (fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat) are asked to NOT ENTER THE HOSPITAL.

o   Consideration will be made to allow only one parent, guardian, or patient-identified support person over the age of 18 to visit within patient care areas for all non-isolated patients.

o   All other healthy visitors MUST wait in 1st floor lobby areas.

o   Adult Respiratory Isolation patients are not permitted to have any visitors.

o   Pediatric Respiratory Isolation patients or vulnerable adult isolation patients will be allowed only 1 healthy adult visitor. The visitor MUST stay in room wearing proper personal protective equipment until the patient is discharged. The visitor MUST wear proper personal protective equipment while in the patient’s room until the patient is discharged.


·          Edward J. Healey Rehabilitation and Nursing Center: No visitation is permitted at the Edward J. Healey Center until further notice.

Additionally, all visitors to any Health Care District of Palm Beach County facility, including the Home Office, may be subject to temperature checks before entry.
If you have any medical questions about COVID-19, please contact the Florida Department of Health’s COVID-19 Hotline (open 24/7) by phone at 866-779-6121 or by email

For more resources about COVID-19, please visit:
Florida Department of Health:


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 awards include Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by the Joint Commission in 2011, 2013 and 2014. In 2019, our Family Medicine Residency Program graduated its seventh 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.