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Our Mission

To promote the health, recovery, and well-being of those affected by mental illnesses and substance use disorders through prevention, coordinated treatment, and supportive services.

Our Vision

Hope, Recovery, and Wellness are within everyone’s reach.

Our Priorities

Meridian is a private, non-profit organization with roots in the community mental health movement, which began in the 1960s, to bring education about mental illnesses and substance use disorders and treatment of those affected to the local level.

Our mission is evident in all we do, from developing a continuum of treatment services that are evidence-based for a range of illnesses to participating in our communities as a partner in enhancing the quality of life. It is Meridian’s goal to improve the wellbeing and health of our patients and community.



Our Values

  • Collaboration
  • Efficiency & Effectiveness
  • Initiative
  • Innovation & Growth
  • Integrity
  • Accountability


Created as a tax-exempt entity in 1971, Meridian has been a part of the lives of thousands; providing a safety net for those in crisis, a source of effective treatment and contributing to the health of the community.

Since then, Meridian has expanded across North Central Florida, touching over 23,000 lives through over 600,000 direct care visits a year.


24/7 Crisis Line

Local (North Central Florida):
(352) 374-5600
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Toll Free:
1 (800) 330-5615