Health and Human Services
News & Announcements
Pre-Service Training for Prospective Foster Parents – Every child deserves a safe, nurturing home and to be cared for by someone dedicated to meeting all of their essential needs. Getting teens out of group homes and into family foster homes is a State and County child-welfare goal. The service foster parents provide for youth in all age groups is invaluable. Foster parent pre-service classes began at the Health and Human Services building, 1955 US-1 South, St. Augustine (just south of the 312 and US-1 intersection). Spring Session begins April 7, 2014. Please contact Joy Meyerpeter at (904) 209-6131, for more information.
Health and Human Services Accreditations – Health and Human Services is proud to announce that the Council on Accreditation has reaccredited the Family Integrity Program and accredited the Social Services division. This accomplishment distinguishes Social Services as among an exceptionally limited number of county-operated Social Services holding this accreditation. Press Release.
St. Johns County Residents and Officials Gather to Introduce New Health Facilities – The St. Johns County Health and Human Services Hastings Resource Center and the Hastings Family Medical Center are now open and offering a number of valuable services to Hastings-area residents. The Hastings Resource Center will provide emergency financial assistance, job coaching, Medicaid, limited prescription, and specialty care assistance, and educational seminars about healthy lifestyles, diabetes prevention, and computer and budgeting skills. The Hastings Family Medical Center will provide primary care with a sliding fee scale, minor surgical services, pre and post-natal services, and pharmaceutical assistance. The Community Resource Center bears the name of Shell Regan, a community advocate who dedicated his life to serving the community of Hastings. Grand Opening Image
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 Campus located at 1955 US Highway 1 South Suite C-2 in St. Augustine. Use the center entrance on the east side of the building, facing US Highway 1 and the duck pond.
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.