The Florida Department of Children and Families contracts for behavioral health services through regional systems of care called Managing Entities (MEs). These entities do not provide direct services; rather, they allow the department’s funding to be tailored to the specific behavioral health needs in the various regions of the State. Each ME has a hotline available 24/7 to connect individuals to services within their area. The information below lists the seven entities as well as the counties they serve. For more information, click on the links below for each ME.
Big Bend Community Based Care
Serving Bay, Calhoun, Escambia, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Taylor, Wakulla, Walton, and Washington counties.
Broward Behavioral Health Coalition
Serving Broward county.
Central Florida Behavioral Health Network, Inc.
Serving Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Highlands, Hendry, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Sarasota counties.
Central Florida Cares Health System
Serving Brevard, Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties.
Lutheran Services Florida
Serving Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Citrus, Clay, Columbia, Dixie, Duval, Flagler, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Hernando, Lake, Lafayette, Levy, Marion, Nassau, Putnam, St. Johns, Sumter, Suwannee, Union and Volusia counties.
24/7 Access to Care: (877) 229-9098
South Florida Behavioral Health Network, Inc.
Serving Miami-Dade and Monroe counties.
Southeast Florida Behavioral Health Network
Serving Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee, Palm Beach and St. Lucie counties.