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.

2016-17, Quarter 3 Program Data

Substance Abuse and Mental Health 2016-17, Quarter 3 Program Data
Number Served January February March 3rd Qtr. Total Year Total
Individuals Served in Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse 74,542 71,100 70,827 131,235 245,120
Adults Served in Mental Health by Program 44,012 41,526 41,524 78,397 141,351
Children Served in Mental Health by Program 9,045 9,044 8,911 17,433 33,324
Adults Served in Substance Abuse by Program 18,815 17,778 17,641 31,944 66,525
Children Served in Substance Abuse by Program 4,435 4,386 4,326 8,022 18,204
Individuals Served by Managing Entity Big Bend Community Based Care 9,888 9,662 8,974 17,203 30,007
Individuals Served by Managing Entity Broward Behavioral Health Coalition 5,518 5,110 4,576 8,816 18,073
Individuals Served by Managing Entity Central Florida Behavioral Health Network 24,323 23,772 28,274 46,925 87,504
Individuals Served by Managing Entity Central Florida Cares Health System 7,389 6,749 6,088 12,182 25,297
Individuals Served by Managing Entity Lutheran Services of Florida, Inc. 11,727 10,809 9,581 19,078 34,809
Individuals Served by Managing Entity South Florida Behavioral Health Network 8,531 8,256 7,103 15,448 29,108
Individuals Served by Managing Entity Southeast Florida Behavioral Health Network 7,262 6,836 6,306 11,935 22,004