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Home Care Unit

The Home Care Unit licenses businesses that provide services and equipment to people in their homes and temporary staffing to health facilities.

To obtain license and related information click on the underlined words below:

Home Health Agency - are licensed to send both skilled (RN's, Therapists, Social Workers) and unskilled (home health aides, certified nursing assistants, homemaker/companions) staff into a patient's home. They may also provide staffing to health care facilities on a temporary basis.


Home Health Quarterly Report - Submit next quarterly report between April 1-15.

If you have any questions regarding whether your agency is enrolled in Medicaid or not, please call the Home Care Unit at (850) 412-4403.

Hospices - an entity that provides a continuum of palliative and supportive care for the terminally ill patient and patient's family.

Nurse Registry - are agencies licensed to secure temporary employment for nurses, home health aides, certified nursing assistants, homemakers, and companions) in a patient's home or in health care facilities or other locations.

Homemaker Companion - are agencies who employ individuals to do housekeeping, cook, run errands, and provide companionship.

Home Medical Equipment Provider - any person or entity that holds itself out to the public as providing HME and services or accepts physician orders for equipment that typically requires home medical services.

Health Care Services Pool - are staffing agencies that provide temporary employment in health care facilities, residential facilities and agencies for licensed, certified or trained health care personnel.



Renewal Reminder Notices are no longer being sent by certified letter.  You will now receive a renewal reminder postcard at least 90 days prior to the expiration of your license.  To ensure that you receive timely notice, please visit  to verify that your mailing address is accurate.  Please feel free to contact your licensing unit representative if you have any questions.

Home Health Aides are not licensed or certified by the state. For more information see:
Home Health Aide Fact Sheet

Bureau of Health Facility Regulation
Home Care Unit
2727 Mahan Drive - Mail Stop #34
Tallahassee, FL 32308
(850) 412-4403 Phone
(850) 922-5374 Fax



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