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Meridian wants you to have easy access to information about our programs and services. The brochures below are easy to download, print, and share.

To learn more about an overview of Meridian’s inpatient and outpatient services…

The Community Action Team (CAT) is a self-contained, integrated, multi-disciplinary team providing comprehensive, intensive, community-based treatment to families with children and youth at risk of out-of-home placement due to mental health disorders…

A Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) is a specially-designated clinic that provides a comprehensive range of mental health and substance use services…

A Community Mental Health Center (CMHC) provides comprehensive mental health services, offering inpatient, outpatient, home-based, school, community-based programs, and primary healthcare to individuals and families in Meridian’s service areas…

Children’s Outpatient Services (CHOP) is for children and teens with emotional and behavioral issues that need special attention and specialized care in an environment specifically designed for them i.e. individual group, and family therapy in our clinic, at your home, and/or at an agreed upon location in the community, such as a school…

The co-responder team model for behavioral health crisis response is a police-based intervention that pairs trained police officers with mental health professionals to respond to incidents involving individuals experiencing behavioral health crises…

The Diversion and Recovery team at Meridian focuses on diversion potential for cases with extensive incarcerations or being committed to forensic state hospitals. Once identified as someone with a mental illness or substance use disorder, Forensic Specialists assist them and their attorney with criminal proceedings. Ongoing competency training and education is also provided…

The Baker Act applies to instances of mental illness; the Marchman Act applies to individuals with substance use disorders. Both provide the same basic level of support — they work to help an individual who is at risk get help…

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the use of medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a “whole-patient” approach to the treatment of substance use disorders…

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA), a skills-based training administered by the National Council for Mental Wellbeing, teaches people how to identify, understand and respond to signs and symptoms of mental health and substance use challenges in their peers, friends and colleagues…

The Mobile Response Team (MRT) is an 24/7 on-call crisis intervention service provided through Meridian. MRT provides emergency behavioral health assessment, and diversion to alternatives to inpatient treatment when appropriate…

Mothers Intensive Supportive Treatment (MIST) is a multi-faceted treatment program for pregnant and parenting women who struggle with addiction…

Meridian provides comprehensive primary care in Gainesville, FL., and Lake City, FL., so you’re never far from the care you need…

The Recovery Center is an 18-bed residential, substance abuse treatment program for adolescents – ages 13 to 17. The programs consists of counseling, supportive services, education and medical services in a structured environment…

Meridian’s Substance Abuse PICC Program (SAPP) is a diversion program that allows for patients in hospitals who have a history of IV drug use and a current severe infection that requires antibiotics through a PICC line to come to this specialized unit for services…

The goal of the Supportive Services for Veterans Families (SSVF) Program is to help Veteran families who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness, to quickly gain stability in permanent housing…

Meridian’s Telehealth services makes compassionate, quality-care more approachable and accessible than ever before. Highly qualified, clinicians at Meridian are proud to serve anyone in the state of Florida via Telehealth…

We’re Available For You

The Meridian Crisis Center is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year. New and returning clients can reach the Access Center 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.

If you are experiencing a medical or life-threatening emergency, call 911

If you are feeling suicidal, depressed, anxious or have other urgent mental health concerns, call now at:

Crisis Line24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year(352) 374-5600, option 1

For information and to schedule appointments, call:

Access Center7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday through FridayNew Clients – (352) 374-5600, option 2(first time or 6+ months since last seen)
Returning Clients – (352) 374-5600, option 3

Toll Free: (800) 330-5615Administration Fax: (352) 371-9841Medical Records Fax: (352) 244-0289TTY: (800) 955-8771TTD: (800) 955-8770

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24/7 Crisis Line

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