Community Resources

  • 4300 SW 13th Street, Gainesville, FL 32614

  • Gainesville: call 374-5600, follow instructions for “emergency services”.

  • Outpatient Services 

  • Outside Gainesville: call 800-330-5615, follow instructions for “emergency services” for your area.

  • 4101 NW 89 Blvd, Gainesville

  • Phone (352)-265-5481

  • Across from the Oaks Mall on Newberry Road, Gainesville

  • Enter the Crisis Stabilization Unit via the Emergency Room entrance

  • Phone (352)-333-4470

  • Alachua County Crisis Center operates 24/7 -- Phone (352)-264-6789

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-TALK (8255)

How to handle a mental illness ACUTE CRISIS at home

  • CLICK HERE to learn how to handle a crisis, or initiate involuntary commitment (Baker Act), or for suicide attempt.

  • Phone 911 to request a law enforcement responder who is trained and certified in special "Crisis Intervention Training" (C.I.T.) program.

  • Serving 8th Circuit (Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Gilchrist, Levy and Union Counties). This office will represent a Baker Acted mentally ill person in court at no cost to client.

  • (352) 338-7370

  • Alachua County Sheriff's Office phone:

  • During business hours: (352)-367-4050

  • Weekends and after 5:00 pm: (352)-955-1818

  • 2401 SE Archer Road

  • 352) 325-1775

  • Free Therapy Night, hosted by UF Healthstreet, is open every Monday evening 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm. It is a Psychology Clinic run by University of Florida graduate students in Clinical Psychology. They offer an intake plus 5 free therapy sessions and/or referrals. Students are supervised by on-site licensed Psychologists. Walk-ins available before 6:30 pm, appointments preferred. 

  • 3333 NE 39th Avenue - Gainesville, Florida 32609

  • Jail Nurse (24 hour): (352)-491-2865

  • Jail Mental Health Counselor: (352)-491-4648

  • Jail Main Switchboard: (352)-491-4444

  • Springhill clinic location: 4037 NW 86 Terrace, Gainesville

  • Appointments: phone (352)-265-HELP (4357)

  • Appointments & After-Hour Assistance: (352) 392-1575

Free Medical, Dental, Psychiatric Care Listings

  • 14822 Main Street
    Alachua, Florida 32615

  • (352) 462-9484

  • Perinatal mental health and wellness serving Florida and the Southeast. 

  • Nonprofit which helps with mental illness re-integration back into the community and job market

  • 102 NE 10th Avenue, Unit 2, Gainesville, FL 32601

  • Phone (352)-224-5523

  • General email:

  • Gainesville Peer Respite offers wellness activities, support groups, a peer support Warmline and brief overnight respite stays in a non-clinical, home-like environment. Call us on our Warmline at (352) 559-4559 if you are in need of support, or are just curious about what we have to offer peers in our community. 

CDS Family & Behavioral Health Services, Inc.

  • 3615 SW 13th Street, Gainesville, FL 32608

  •  (352) 244-0628

  • Family Action Central - a non-residential, prevention program serving youth ages 6-17 and their families. Family Action provides 12 weeks of free counseling and/or Case management for ungovernable or at risk youth.

  • Florida Assertive Community Treatment (FACT) program

  • Managed by Mental Health Resources Center, Inc., 825 NW 23rd Avenue, Unit 1-A, Gainesville, FL 32609; (352)-271-8605

  • Outpatient "psychiatric hosptial without walls"

  • Serves adults with severe and persistent mental illnesses primarily in their homes. Provides psychiatric care; medical referral and follow-up; supportive therapy; crisis assessment and intervention; substance abuse services; work-related services; activities of daily living and socialization; help obtaining affordable housing.

  • A certified interactive session which runs 12 hours at Meridian in Gainesville.

  • Participants learn risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems. Course builds understanding of their impact and treatments, plus step-by-step skills to help a crisis. Click here for full description

  • For local class enrollment, phone 374-5600 ext. 8270.

  • Works with defendants arrested for misdemeanor and felony offenses who are mentally ill or developmentally disabled. This program is designed to divert mentally ill and developmentally disabled defendants from jail.

  • Alachua County Sheriff's Office phone (352)-384-3317

  • Gainesville Police Department phone (352)-393-7683

  • Largest provider of psychiatric inpatient civil service in the State of Florida, operating 633 beds and serves residents from 30 of the 67 counties in Florida.

  • 7487 South State Road 121, Macclenny, FL. Phone (904)-259-6211

"Special Needs" Estate Planning Attorneys for family members with a mental illness diagnosis

"Special Needs" Estate Planning Attorneys for family members with a mental illness diagnosis

  • 3130 SW 27th Avenue, Ocala, Florida 34474

  • Phone: 866-671-3130

  • The Village Counseling Center's primary programs, the Sexual Abuse Prevention and Treatment Program, Adoption Success Program and Trauma Recovery Program for Youth and Families are known for providing pioneering services. The Village Counseling Center in Gainesville, Florida currently provides services in over 16 counties in North Florida including Alachua, Bradford, Columbia, Gilchrist, Levy, Suwannee and Duval County. We offer a variety of specialized mental health services including therapy, assessments, parent education classes, training and clinical consultation.

  • 6031 NW 1st Place Gainesville, FL 32607

  • (352) 331-2800

  • Local, non-profit corporation funded for the sole purpose of providing free civil legal services to low-income, eligible clients in seventeen counties of North Florida.

  • 1-800-372-0936

  • 4201 SW 21st Place, Gainesville, FL 32607

  • (352) 955-2450

  • Residential substance use and dual diagnosis treatment center in Gainesville.

  • 720 NW 23rd Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32609

  • Voice (352) 378-7474

  • Fax (352) 378-5582

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