Health and Human Services
News & Announcements
Senior Independent Living Expos – Health and Human Services, the Council on Aging and the Falls Prevention Coalition are partnering to host two Independent Living Expos for senior residents of St. Johns County. The first on September 16 at the River House and the second on September 24 at Christ Episcopal Church. Attendees will learn fall-reduction tips, as well as enjoy yoga, tai chi, and pole walking demonstrations. Flu shots will also be available. For more information on the first expo, please call 904.209.3631, and for the second expo, 904.209.6099.
Children's Behavioral Health Summit – Save the Date! The St. Johns County Behavioral Health Consortium is hosting the first Children's Behavioral Health Summit to identify issues and plan strategies to combat the growing needs of our youth. The collaboration of stakeholders which shall be comprised of state and local government officials, school district personnel, law enforcement, child serving agencies, behavioral healthcare providers, youth and many more will gather together on October 23, 2015 at the County Administration Building from 8:30a.m. - 4:30 p.m. to collaborate our efforts in "Making Children a Priority in our Community." Summit Agenda and Information & Summit Registration
St Johns County Homeless Summit – St Johns County Health and Human Servcies was pleased to host the Homeless Summit held on July 18, 2014, in the St. Johns County Administration Building. The Summit provided a platform for meaningful dialogue on issues related to homelessness in St Johns County. Agenda and more information about the Homeless Summit.
Florida's Hardest Hit Principal Reduction Program is Reopening the Application Process – This program assists eligible homeowners who owe at least 125% more on their home than its current market value, commonly referred to as the home being "underwater." Hardest Hit Principal Reduction Program Reopens.
The Board of County Commissioners funds the St. Johns County Health and Human Services Department, which offers social support and assistance to needy members of the community.
The Family Integrity Program, which provides foster and adoption services through a contract with the Florida Department of Children and Families.
The Social Services (Community Based Care Division) assists clients by connecting them with a wide variety of resources to promote, protect, maintain and improve the health status of citizens.
Health and Human Services Advisory Council
The volunteer Health and Human Services Advisory Council advises the Board of County Commissioners on health, mental health, substance abuse and social matters. They also review funding applications for local independent agencies that provide services to St. Johns County residents and make recommendations to the County Commission.
St. Johns County Health Department
Additionally, the County Commission supports the St. Johns County Health Department, an agency of the Florida Department of Health. The Health Department provides a wide array of services including certain Medical Services, Health Education, Public Health Mobile Center, Child Dental Services, Nutrition Counseling, Environmental Health, and Children's Services.
Mental Health Services
St. Johns County Mental Health closed effective July 29th, 2011. As a result, the State of Florida has identified a new mental health provider for St. Johns County. A few details are outlined below:
Provider: Community Mental Health services in St. Johns County are now being provided by Stewart-Marchman-Act Behavioral Healthcare (SMABHC), effective February 1, 2012. For information, appointments, and mental health records contact (904) 209-6200. Putnam-St. Johns Behavioral Healthcare mental health records can also be obtained by contacting SMABHC.
Services: SMBHC provides mental and behavioral health services as well as substance abuse, residential and detox treatment services.
Location: St. Johns County Health and Human Services Center located at 200 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine, FL 32084.
Records Requests: Former patients of St. Johns County Mental Health may request their mental health records by contacting the Health and Human Services Department at (904) 209-6030, and completing a request form. Please note that it can take up to 30 days to fulfill a health record request and there may be an associated fee.