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50 years serving our community

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Meridian is celebrating its 50th anniversary, having grown from humble beginnings to become North Central Florida’s largest comprehensive provider of mental health and substance use disorder services. Meridian also offers a variety of services through Telehealth throughout Florida.

Meridian’s Outpatient Building in Gainesville, Fl.

Founding to Present

Established as a private tax-exempt organization in 1971, Meridian began with only 90 employees and a commitment to provide holistic, evidence-based treatment alternatives to help those impacted by mental illness and substance use disorders.

Today, more than 600 employees are making a difference in the lives of more than 23,000 people annually by providing a wide range of treatment services through both residential and outpatient therapy. These services include illness prevention, medication assistance, and emotional support, which are accessible 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, thanks to the redesign of our Access Center, Mobile Response Teams, Care Connection walk-in locations, and on-demand Telehealth.

Meridian’s 50th anniversary commemorates our dedication to bringing Hope, Recovery, and Wellness to everyone.

For over 50 years Meridian has supported individuals on their road to recovery. You can hear some of their stories below.


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