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 3 Program Data

Substance Abuse and Mental Health 2015-16, Quarter 3 Program Data
Number Served January February March 3rd Qtr. Total Year Total
Individuals Served in Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse 63,318 63,123 61,015 115,989 226,909
Adults Served in Mental Health by Program 39,409 39,209 37,688 72,681 133,903
Children Served in Mental Health by Program 6,808 6,830 5,923 13,530 30,455
Adults Served in Substance Abuse by Program 14,478 14,160 14,807 25,419 56,842
Children Served in Substance Abuse by Program 3,789 3,887 3,611 7,395 17,366
Individuals Served by Managing Entity Big Bend Community Based Care 5,242 6,641 6,689 12,361 26,945
Individuals Served by Managing Entity Broward Behavioral Health Coalition 4,180 5,054 4,856 8,609 18,670
Individuals Served by Managing Entity Central Florida Behavioral Health Network 26,163 25,160 23,125 45,934 85,532
Individuals Served by Managing Entity Central Florida Cares Health System 5,369 4,839 4,450 9,568 22,209
Individuals Served by Managing Entity Lutheran Services of Florida, Inc. 8,445 6,907 6,695 13,494 25,795
Individuals Served by Managing Entity South Florida Behavioral Health Network 8,587 8,737 9,154 15,942 28,164
Individuals Served by Managing Entity Southeast Florida Behavioral Health Network 5,422 5,868 6,117 10,395 21,075

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