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.

2014-15, Quarter 4 Program Data

Substance Abuse and Mental Health 2014-15, Quarter 4 Program Data
Number Served April May June Total*
Individuals Served in Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse 76,073 76,190 74,406 140,310
Adults Served in Mental Health by Program 44,315 43,437 42,920 82,431
Children Served in Mental Health by Program 9,482 10,011 9,872 19,266
Adults Served in Substance Abuse by Program 19,002 18,560 17,755 33,372
Children Served in Substance Abuse by Program 5,602 6,197 5,711 11,188
Individuals Served by Managing Entity Big Bend Community Based Care 9,275 9,228 8,141 17,238
Individuals Served by Managing Entity Broward Behavioral Health Coalition 7,217 6,579 6,643 13,405
Individuals Served by Managing Entity Central Florida Behavioral Health Network 26,356 27,799 27,304 50,050
Individuals Served by Managing Entity Central Florida Cares Health System 6,262 6,076 6,234 12,400
Individuals Served by Managing Entity Lutheran Services of Florida, Inc. 11,862 11,379 11,523 20,939
Individuals Served by Managing Entity South Florida Behavioral Health Network 7,843 8,057 8,059 14,704
Individuals Served by Managing Entity Southeast Florida Behavioral Health Network 7,368 7,173 6,592 12,636

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