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 2 Program Data

Substance Abuse and Mental Health 2016-17, Quarter 1 Program Data
Number Served October November December 2nd Qtr. Total Year Total
Individuals Served in Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse 74,131 72,236 68,778 128,652 193,107
Adults Served in Mental Health by Program 44,569 43,086 40,606 78,093 114,852
Children Served in Mental Health by Program 9,206 8,843 8,252 16,673 25,497
Adults Served in Substance Abuse by Program 17,796 17,839 17,038 30,201 48,729
Children Served in Substance Abuse by Program 4,364 4,230 4,340 8,219 13,446
Individuals Served by Managing Entity Big Bend Community Based Care 10,076 9,628 9,007 17,094 24,636
Individuals Served by Managing Entity Broward Behavioral Health Coalition 5,921 5,536 4,963 9,899 15,077
Individuals Served by Managing Entity Central Florida Behavioral Health Network 28,083 27,188 26,771 49,237 71,948
Individuals Served by Managing Entity Central Florida Cares Health System 6,674 6,335 6,630 12,332 20,429
Individuals Served by Managing Entity Lutheran Services of Florida, Inc. 9,796 9,476 8,266 16,128 24,182
Individuals Served by Managing Entity South Florida Behavioral Health Network 7,809 8,024 7,192 13,857 21,086
Individuals Served by Managing Entity Southeast Florida Behavioral Health Network 5,875 6,141 6,043 10,466 16,748