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 4 Program Data

Substance Abuse and Mental Health 2016-17, Quarter 4 Program Data
Number Served April May June 4th Qtr. Total Year Total
Individuals Served in Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse 80,450 82,239 75,381 141,610 309,451
Adults Served in Mental Health by Program 45,803 47,014 42,947 82,243 170,594
Children Served in Mental Health by Program 10,202 10,345 8,416 18,548 41,830
Adults Served in Substance Abuse by Program 20,838 21,364 19,718 36,098 91,878
Children Served in Substance Abuse by Program 5,714 5,712 4,295 10,101 26,957
Individuals Served by Managing Entity Big Bend Community Based Care 10,049 10,248 9,535 17,746 36,410
Individuals Served by Managing Entity Broward Behavioral Health Coalition 5,472 5,355 4,808 9,137 22,098
Individuals Served by Managing Entity Central Florida Behavioral Health Network 28,209 29,221 27,424 51,055 107,793
Individuals Served by Managing Entity Central Florida Cares Health System 7,358 7,042 6,089 12,825 33,933
Individuals Served by Managing Entity Lutheran Services of Florida, Inc. 13,196 13,370 10,606 22,258 46,941
Individuals Served by Managing Entity South Florida Behavioral Health Network 9,075 9,449 9,154 16,810 38,039
Individuals Served by Managing Entity Southeast Florida Behavioral Health Network 7,218 7,674 6,061 12,208 27,147