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.