Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, Inc.

4300 SW 13th Street, Gainesville, Florida, 32608
Offering evidence-based treatment programs addressing mental health and addiction issues for adults and youth, Meridian offers detox, inpatient programs, day programs, intensive outpatient treatment and aftercare programs. Clients participate in customized individual, group and family counseling, serving a largely rural, regional population in Central Florida.

Facility Highlights

  • Financial Assistance Programs
  • Children's Services
  • Forensic Services

Specialization

  • Juvenile Drug Court

    The program provides intensive services to DJJ clients who have been adjudicated delinquent and have a substance use disorder. The Court takes a lead role in fostering participation in drug treatment. Delinquency court cases require close controls and joint coordination to maintain the safety of the client. This is accomplished through weekly staffings involving Juvenile Drug Court liaison staff from DJJ, the Court and Meridian.
  • Recovery Center, Youth Residential Treatment Center

    The Recovery Center is a 16-bed Residential Treatment program treating male adolescents with a substance abuse diagnosis. Children bring to the program not only substance abuse issues, but also a history of family, legal, physical/sexual abuse, and mental health issues. The program offers counseling and supportive services, education, medical service and a structured environment that stresses developing healthy coping and problem-solving skills to deal with family or personal life problems, increasing post discharge resiliency.

Facility Settings

  • Average Location/Amenities

Meet the Staff

  • Patricia Yates
    Patricia Yates Chairperson Gilchirst County
  • Sharon Gay
    Sharon Gay Vice-Chair Hamilton County

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