Welcome to Aza Health!


Aza Health also offers Pediatric healthcare services. Image depicts mother and child in the waiting room of the Pediatrics wing at the Aza Health Palatka medical location at 1302 River Street, Palatka, FL 32177.

Rural Health Care, Inc. d/b/a/ Aza Health is a private non-profit community and migrant health center established in rural Putnam County, Florida in 1977. A federally qualified health center (FQHC), Aza Health operates in areas designated as Health Professional Shortage Areas and or Medically Underserved Areas or Populations.

Most Aza Health physicians are Board Certified or board eligible in Family Practice, and Internal Medicine.

Since its founding in 1977, Rural Health Care, Inc. (Aza Health) has grown to include locations in six contiguous counties in northern Florida: Alachua County, Clay County, Flagler County, Putnam County, St. Johns County and Volusia County.

Today Aza Health operates 11 full-time primary care centers offering a wide range of services, three full-time dental centers, and nine full-service pharmacies. In addition, with more than 250 employees, Aza Health is a major employer in the area.

Aza Health is governed by a volunteer Board of Governors that meets each month. Among their duties: defining and preserving the mission of the organization.

Aza Health receives HHS funding and has Federal Public Health Service (PHS) deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals.

seal of The Federally Supported Health Center Assistance Acts of 1992 and 1995, 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n), authorized the Health Center FTCA Program, which is administered by HRSA’s Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC).

Our Mission, Vision & Values

Mission: To provide accessible, affordable, high quality health care to the communities we serve.

Vision: To improve health outcomes in the communities we serve through the formation of partnerships and the provision of high quality preventive services and chronic disease management.

Values: Aza Health CARES.
C: Compassion and cultural sensitivity
A: Accredited high-quality services
R: Responsive to patient and community needs
E: Excellence in service, staff, and facilities
S: Stable and financially sound

Our Service Lines

Medical | Dental | Mental Health | Pharmacy

Years & Counting
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