DCF Quick Facts

Substance Abuse and Mental Health

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The SAMH Program is the legislatively appointed state authority for substance abuse, mental health, and methadone designation. The program is governed by Chapters 394 and 397 of the Florida Statutes and is responsible for the oversight of a statewide system of care for the prevention, treatment, and recovery of children and adults with serious mental illnesses or substance abuse disorders. The department 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.

2015-16, Quarter 1 Program Data

Substance Abuse and Mental Health 2015-16, Quarter 1 Program Data
Number Served July August September Total*
Individuals Served in Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse 66,790 63,831 49,932 114,336
Adults Served in Mental Health by Program 66,790 37,962 29,031 69,275
Children Served in Mental Health by Program 7,786 7,159 6,223 14,501
Adults Served in Substance Abuse by Program 16,742 16,757 12,213 27,582
Children Served in Substance Abuse by Program 3,455 3,519 3,404 6,990
Individuals Served by Managing Entity Big Bend Community Based Care 8,860 6,122 3,544 13,269
Individuals Served by Managing Entity Broward Behavioral Health Coalition 6,438 5,486 3,737 9,874
Individuals Served by Managing Entity Central Florida Behavioral Health Network 26,543 26,112 23,792 46,093
Individuals Served by Managing Entity Central Florida Cares Health System 5,759 5,491 5,514 11,691
Individuals Served by Managing Entity Lutheran Services of Florida, Inc. 5,089 6,637 292 9,194
Individuals Served by Managing Entity South Florida Behavioral Health Network 7,590 7,684 7,661 13,291
Individuals Served by Managing Entity Southeast Florida Behavioral Health Network 6,584 6,375 5,439 11,201

* TOTAL is the unduplicated client count for the three month period.