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Primary Healthcare


The mission of the Primary Health Care program is to effectively serve the residents of Leon County by providing health care services to low income and uninsured Leon County residents in an efficient and cost effective manner.


Leon County funds health and human service programs for which County participation is mandated by the State of Florida.  In addition, grants are awarded to community-based service providers who demonstrate successful prevention and intervention strategies that serve to reduce these costly mandates.  The Leon County Board of County Commissioners is a partner in the CareNet program. CareNet is a collaboration of public and private sector partners that provide access to primary healthcare, as well as specialty care services to uninsured residents. collaboration of public and private sector partners that provide access to primary healthcare, as well as specialty care services to uninsured residents

For more information on health and human service programs, please call (850) 606-1900.


Mental health services and programs in Leon County range from crisis stabilization and evaluations to outpatient therapy and treatment. If you are in crisis, the referral services below are available 24/7 and will assist you in locating the appropriate mental health service. See reverse for more details.

Citizens Guide to Mental Health Services

2-1-1 Big Bend Dial 2-1-1
The 211 helpline provides free access to information, referrals, and confidential telephone counseling services utilizing a comprehensive referral database with more than 2,200 human service agencies and mental health providers in the Big Bend area.

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline Dial 9-8-8
The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline provides 24/7 free and confidential support to individuals in suicidal crisis or emotional distress and their families through a national network of local crisis centers.  

Law Enforcement Mental Health Response
Dial 850-606-5800
The Consolidated Dispatch Agency (CDA) coordinates with Mental Health Responders from the Leon County Sheriff’s Office and the City of Tallahassee’s Emergency Assessment Mobile Unit (TEAM) to provide crisis intervention and assessments for individuals experiencing non-violent mental or behavioral crisis, and emergency behavioral health services in accordance with the Baker Act.

Apalachee Center Mobile Response Team (MRT)
Dial 1-800-342-0774
The Apalachee Center’s Mobile Response Team is a 24/7 on-call crisis intervention service providing emergency behavioral health assessments and diversion alternatives to inpatient treatment. Services are provided through phone consultations and on-site response by Mobile Response Team clinicians.

Veterans Crisis Line
Dial 9-8-8 and PRESS 1
The Veterans Crisis Line provides 24/7 free and confidential support for veterans and service members in crisis, even if not enrolled in VA benefits or health care. The Veterans Crisis Line serves veterans, military service members, National Guard and Reserve members, and those who support them.