Responsible to the Taxpayers of Palm Beach County
For more than 35 years, the Health Care District has managed its programs using a fiscally conservative strategy.
83% of the Health Care District's budget goes to healthcare services. Ad valorem taxes represent the Health Care District's largest revenue source, covering 67.8% of expenditures with grant funds and patient revenue covering the remainder. The Health Care District's enabling legislation grants it the ability to annually levy ad valorem taxes up to 2.00 mills per $1,000 of taxable value on Palm Beach County properties.
The current assessed millage rate for 2023-2024 is 0.6761, the lowest millage rate in Health Care District history.
The Health Care District's expenditures include a network of primary care clinics, a skilled nursing facility, School Health clinicians staffed in nearly 170 public schools, a rural, acute-care teaching hospital, two Trauma Hawk air ambulances, two ground ambulances for Health Care District patients, a specialty benefits program for eligible, uninsured residents, and quality performance oversight of the county’s lifesaving trauma system.
The State of Florida Statutes require the Health Care District to establish a budgetary system and approve a balanced annual operating budget. The Health Care District's enabling legislation requires the Board to annually determine and approve a budget and establish a millage rate in accordance with Chapter 200, Florida Statutes. In addition, the legislation limits the ad valorem tax levied by the Health Care District to two mills with the annual millage levy increase capped at one-quarter of a mill from the amount levied by the Health Care District in the previous year.
Visit the Palm Beach County Tax Collector's web site for information about your property tax bill.