DCF Quick Facts

Substance Abuse and Mental Health

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The Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health is the legislatively appointed state authority for substance abuse, mental health, and methadone designation, governed by s. 394, F.S. and s. 397, F.S. It is responsible for the oversight of a statewide system of care for the prevention, treatment, and recovery of children and adults with serious mental health conditions or substance use disorders. The statewide system of care is built on a regional foundation of community involvement and coordination with internal and external partners that provide behavioral health services. The Office does not directly provide any community-based behavioral health services, but contracts with regional managing entities.

The managing entities are responsible for the development, planning, administration, implementation, and management of behavioral health care in their respective contracted areas. Direct-care services are provided by local behavioral health providers through contracts with the managing entity.

2014-15, Quarter 2 Program Data

Number of Individuals Served by SAMH Program

SAMH Program July August September Quarter 2
Total
FY
2014-15
Total
Individuals Served in Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse 75,806 71,523 67,809 136,218 136,218
Adults Served in Mental Health by Program 45,816 43,023 41,056 83,613 83,613
Children Served in Mental Health by Program 8,526 8,682 7,463 16,876 16,876
Adults Served in Substance Abuse by Program 17,507 16,325 15,626 30,199 30,199
Children Served in Substance Abuse by Program 5,990 5,457 5,407 11,062 11,062

Number of Individuals Served by Managing Entity

Managing Entity July August September Quarter 2
Total
FY
2014-15
Total
Big Bend Community Based Care  9,188 8,417 8,447 16,916 16,916
Broward Behavioral Health Coalition  5,185 4,961 3,918 9,465 9,465
Central Florida Behavioral Health Network  29,523 30,087 27,949 54,166 54,166
Central Florida Cares Health System  6,793 5,918 4,946 12,427 12,427
Lutheran Services of Florida, Inc.  10,871 8,689 10,074 19,245 19,245
South Florida Behavioral Health Network 8,478 8,195 8,041 14,704 14,704
Southeast Florida Behavioral Health Network 5,930 5,314 4,496 9,692 9,692

*Clients are unduplicated within each month, but may be seen in multiple months. Therefore the individual months will not add to the quarterly or yearly totals.