Our History

Halifax District Hospital opened its doors to the community on January 3, 1928. Founded by the state legislature, the hospital began operations with 125 licensed beds. During World War II, the hospital became a convalescent facility. In 1947, it was remodeled and returned to the community as an acute care general hospital. In 1985, the hospital was designated as the area’s only Level II Trauma Center and changed its name to Halifax Medical Center.  In 2007 Halifax Health – Medical Center of Port Orange opened to provide access to residents on the south side of Volusia County.  The France Tower was competed in 2009, at which time, many additional services were added, and the Halifax Health Medical Center of Deltona opened in 2020 to round out the three hospital system of care.

Today, Halifax Health is rated one of the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals™ in the United States by IBM Watson Health™, Halifax Health serves Volusia and Flagler counties, providing a continuum of healthcare services through a network of organizations including a tertiary hospital, two community hospitals, an urgent care, psychiatric services, a cancer treatment center with five outreach locations, the area’s largest hospice, a center for inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, primary care walk-in clinics, a clinic specializing in women’s health, a pediatric care community clinic, three children’s medical practices, a home healthcare agency, and an exclusive provider organization.  Halifax Health offers the area’s only Level II Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Center for Transplant Services, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services, complete Neurosurgical Services, OB Emergency Department and Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for babies born earlier than 28 weeks.

None of this growth would have been possible for our community owned health system without our residents support, partners like; Brooks Rehabilitation, UF Health, YMCA, the colleges in our area, our Board Of Commissioners and our Team Members who are committed to providing exceptional service, every encounter, every day to everyone.

Halifax Health is a member of the Safety Net Hospital Alliance. 

Florida’s Safety Net Hospitals serve a special role in caring for the poor and uninsured. The Halifax Health 2022 Community Benefits Report provides the latest information about the system and its plans for serving the healthcare needs of area residents.

System Facts

Halifax Health provides a continuum of healthcare services through a network of organizations including a tertiary hospital, a community hospital, psychiatric services, four cancer treatment centers, the area’s largest hospice organization, and a preferred provider organization.


Halifax Health is a legislatively-chartered taxing healthcare organization governed by a Board of Commissioners  appointed by the Governor of Florida.

Healthcare Consumer Information

Individuals looking for consumer-focused information may visit the Agency for Health Care Administration.

 Halifax Health Community Needs Assessment