TELEPHONE REFERENCE GUIDE—NATIONAL AND FLORIDA AGENCIES

AIDS Hotline
800-342-2437

Department of Children and Families—Suncoast Region
813-558-5700

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance-Florida
866-281-5322

Florida Child and Adult Abuse Hotline
800-962-2873 or 800-96A-BUSE

Florida Advocacy Center for Persons with Disabilities
800-342-0823

Florida Drug Assistance Helpline (Florida Legal Services)
800-436-6001

Florida Medicaid
888-419-3456

Florida Substance Abuse Hotline
800-729-6686

Florida Suicide Prevention Coalition
800-273-8255

Medicare
800-633-4227 or 800-MEDICARE

Medication Assistance Helpline
800-906-7279

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
800-950-6264

National Alliance on Mental Illness–NAMI-Florida
877-626-4352

National Alliance on Mental Illness–NAMI Pinellas
727-791-3434

National Association for the Dually Diagnosed
800-331-5362

National Institute of Mental Health
866-615-6464

Social Security Administration
800-772-1213

State of Florida Information Center
866-693-6748

Treatment Advocacy Center
703-294-6001

Veteran’s Assistance
800-827-1000

 

RESOURCES — PINELLAS COUNTY

Information and Referral
National Alliance on Mental Illness—NAMI Pinellas
727-791-3434

Tampa Bay Cares
2-1-1
To access up-to-date information about all community resources,
call 2-1-1 or visit their web site: www.tampabaycares.org. Search the site
using key words such as mental health, substance abuse, or support groups.

Suicide/Emergency Hotline-Pinellas County
727-791-3131

National Suicide Hotlines
1-800-SUICIDE
1-800-273-TALK

National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-SAFE

Rape Crisis Line–Local
727-530-7273

Rape Crisis Line—National
1-800-656-HOPE

 

TREATMENT PROVIDERS

ACTS (Alcohol Community Treatment Services)
727-942-4181

Bay Care Life Management
727-584-6266
Services: Private Adult Mental Health-outpatient

Bay Pines Veteran’s Administration Hospital
727-398-6661
Services: Private Baker Act Facility
Adult Mental Health-Outpatient and
Inpatient and Residential

Benedict Haven-St. Petersburg
727-525-5205
Services: Adult Male Residential

Boley Centers for Behavioral Health Care, Inc.
727-821-4819
St. Petersburg
Services: Adult Mental Health-outpatient
Adult Residential 727-824-5745
FACT Team 727-538-9903

CASA-Community Action Stops Abuse
727-895-4912
Services: Domestic Violence Shelter, Transitional Residential

Catholic Charities
727-893-1313
Services: Outpatient Counseling

Department of Health-Pinellas County
727-507-4857
Services: Outpatient Health Care Treatment
Mobile Medial Unit

Directions for Living
727-524-4464
Services: Children’s and Adult Mental Health-outpatient

Focused Outreach and Intervention Program
727-894-0171
Services: Deviation program to prevent incarceration

FSC Family Counseling
727-536-9427
Services: Adult Mental Health Counseling

Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services
727-538-7460
Services: Adult/ Children’s Mental Health/Substance Abuse
Outpatient Counseling
Adult Residential

Homeless Coalition
727-328-1990

Largo Medical Center at Indian Rocks
727-581-9474
Services: Private Baker Act Facility
Inpatient Psychiatric Unit

Marriage and Family Counseling of Pinellas
727-726-9408
Services: Adult Mental Health

Mental Health Resource Center Clearwater FACT Team
727-449-8331
Services: Adult FACT Services

Morton Plant Hospital-Clearwater
727-462-7000
Services: Private Baker Act Facility
Inpatient Psychiatric Unit

Mustard Seed Inn
727-328-1990
Services: Adult Substance Abuse
Residential

Operation PAR
888-727-6398
Services: Adult Substance Abuse-Outpatient;
Residential; Detox
Children’s Substance Abuse

People Builders
727-538-4150
Services: Medical Detox, DUI Counseling
Domestic Violence; Anger Management

Personal Enrichment Through Mental Health Services (PEMHS)
727-545-6477
Services: Adult/Children’s Crisis Stabilization Unit
Family Emergency Treatment Center 727-552-1053

Salvation Army
727-550-8080

St. Anthony’s Hospital-St. Petersburg
727-825-1124
Services: Private Baker Act Facility
Inpatient Psychiatric Unit

Suncoast Center
727-327-7656
Services: Children’s and Adult Mental Health-outpatient
Substance Abuse-outpatient
Sexual Assault
Homeless Outreach

Forensic FACT Team
727-323-6300

Wellness and Recovery Center
727-327-7656

Tampa Crossroads-St. Petersburg
727-898-0088
Services: Forensic Residential Treatment

Tranquility Counseling, LLC-Largo 
727-365-9365 | www.tranquilitycounselingllc.com
Services: Outpatient Mental Health Counseling/Individual Counseling

Turning Point-St. Petersburg
727-823-7811
Services: Adult Detox/Substance Abuse for the Homeless

Veterans Administration—BayPines VA
727-398-6661
Services: Medical, Mental Health and Substance Abuse
Inpatient; Outpatient; Residential
Domiciliary-shelter for the homeless

Veterans Center
727-893-3791
Services: PTSD; Sexual Trauma

Vincent House-Pinellas Park
727-541-0321
Services: Clubhouse Program for Adults

Westcare
727-579-9016
Services: Substance Abuse/Outpatient Counseling

Windmoor Healthcare of Clearwater
727-541-2646
Services: Private Baker Act Facility
Inpatient Psychiatric Units
Addiction Treatment

 

YOUR RIGHTS IN A FLORIDA MENTAL HEALTH FACILITY

An individual experiencing a mental health crisis can be admitted to a mental health facility.  At the point of admission, the patient should be informed of his or her rights and should be able to ask questions and receive answers about those rights.  Under federal law and Florida’s Mental Health Act, your rights are protected as follows:

RIGHT TO INDIVIDUAL DIGNITY:

You are to be treated with dignity and respect at all times.

RIGHT TO COMMUNICATE:

You may talk with people you choose by local telephone or in person, unless determined to be harmful to you or others.

RIGHT TO QUALIFIED TREATMENT:

You are to receive treatment and services based upon your needs; and you are expected to participate in your treatment plan.

RIGHT TO BE SAFE:

You are to be free of restraint, seclusion, isolation, or emergency treatment orders.  Laws prohibit neglect or abuse of persons in a facility; however, certain rights can be restricted by your doctor for safety reasons.

RIGHT TO POSSESS CLOTHING & PERSONAL EFFECTS

RIGHT TO RELEASE OR DISCHARGE:

You may request at any time, if you are on voluntary status.  You will be released within 24-hours from community-based, receiving facility (or three days from a state facility), unless a petition is filed with the court to hold you for an involuntary placement hearing.

RIGHT TO EXPRESS AND INFORMED CONSENT:

You must be given the following information before you are asked to give consent to treatment: the reason for your admission, your proposed treatment and its purpose, common side-effects of your treatment and alternatives and the approximate length of care.

RIGHT TO AN ATTORNEY & REPRESENTATIVE:

You will have an attorney appointed to represent you if you are placed at a facility on involuntary basis.  Most often this is a Public Defender.

RIGHT TO PRIVACY & CONFIDENTIALITY:

You will have privacy when talking with your doctor, team members and visitors whenever possible.  Your treatment record is kept private except from your guardian, your attorney, certain state agencies, your parent or next-of-kin (limited information), or because of a court order or if you threaten to harm someone.

RIGHT TO VOTE

COMPLAINTS & GRIEVANCES:

You can make a verbal or written complaint if you feel you or others are not treated fairly.