Health Care

 

Medical

Sacred Heart Hospital (local public hospital)

3801 East Highway 98

Port St. Joe, FL

850-229-5600

 

PanCare Medical Clinic (Medical & Behavioral Health)

2475 Garrison Ave.

Port St. Joe, FL   32456

850-229-1043

PanCare health offers an affordable sliding fee scale for patients without insurance.  Fee for service is based upon household income and the number of people within the household.   Accepts Medicare, Medicaid, and private health insurance.

 

Gulf County Health Department

2475 Garrison Ave.

Port St. Joe, FL

850-227-1276

Gulf County Health Department provides basic family health care services to persons unable to access care from private sectors. Provides early intervention and medical services to children with special health care needs. Monitors the sanitary status of water and sewage systems, group living facilities and other activities that have the potential to threaten the public’s health.

 

Gulf County Health Department

807 Florida Hwy. 22

Wewahitchka, FL

850-639-4414

Gulf County Health Department provides basic family health care services to persons unable to access care from private sectors. Provides early intervention and medical services to children with special health care needs. Monitors the sanitary status of water and sewage systems, group living facilities and other activities that have the potential to threaten the public’s health

 

Big Bend Health Council

403 E. 11th Street

Panama City, FL

Phone: 850-872- 4128

Fax: 850-872-4131

7:00 am- 4:30 pm Mon- Fri

 

Children's Medical Services

230 N Tyndall Parkway

Panama City, FL

850-872-4700

A collection of programs for eligible (clinical and financial eligibility) children with special needs. Programs and services are family-centered and designed to help children with a variety of conditions and needs.

Mon-Fri 8a.m.-5p.m.  Call for an appointment 

 

Florida Kid Care

P.O. Box 980

Tallahassee, Florida 32302-0980 Contact Number 1-(888) 540-5437 Florida Kid Care is a program through the state of Florida that offers health insurance for children from birth through age 18. Families are still eligible for health care even if one or both caregivers are working. To obtain an application for this service, visit www.floridakidcare.org To qualify for assistance, a child must:

Be under age 19

Be uninsured

Meet income eligibility requirements

Be a U.S. citizen or qualified non-citizen

Not be eligible for Medicaid

Not be the dependent of a state employee eligible for health insurance

Not be in a public institution

Services include- dental, health, vision, check-ups, shots, prescriptions, hospitalization, surgery, mental and behavioral therapy.

    

Access Florida- Economic Self Sufficiency Help Line- 1-866-762-2237

Web site-www.myflorida.com/accessflorida

(Contact this agency if applying for Cash Assistance, Food Stamps and Medicaid)

 

Dental

 

Gulf County Health Department (PSJ)

2475 Garrison Ave.

Port St. Joe, FL

850-227-1276

Gulf County Health Department provides basic family health care services to persons unable to access care from private sectors. Provides early intervention and medical services to children with special health care needs. Monitors the sanitary status of water and sewage systems, group living facilities and other activities that have the potential to threaten the public’s health.

 

Gulf County Health Department (Wewa)

807 Florida Hwy. 22.

Wewahitchka, FL

850-639-4414

Gulf County Health Department provides basic family health care services to persons unable to access care from private sectors. Provides early intervention and medical services to children with special health care needs. Monitors the sanitary status of water and sewage systems, group living facilities and other activities that have the potential to threaten the public’s health

 

PanCare Dental Clinic (PSJ)

2475 Garrison Ave.

Port St. Joe, FL  32456

850-229-1043

Dental exams, cleanings, sealants; Medicaid accepted

 

PanCare Dental Clinic (Wewa)

807 West Hwy. 22

Wewahitchka, FL

850-639-2028

Dental exams, cleanings, sealants; Medicaid accepted

 

Prescriptions

 

Family Service Agency

114 East 9th Street

Panama City, FL

850-785-1721

 

Mental Health and Counseling Services

 

Life Management Center – Bay, Gulf & Holmes Counties

525 E. 15th Street

Panama City FL

Appointments 850-522-4485 or 1-888-785-8750

Crisis Line- (For Emergency Only) (850) 873-8573:  Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide crisis counseling and conduct emergency mental health.  Life Management Center provides comprehensive behavioral health and family counseling services in Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, and Washington Counties, Florida. Life Management Center offers professional help with personal problems ranging from family life adjustment difficulties to stress reactions, substance abuse and mental illness. For an appointment, contact the toll-free client registration number at evaluation that includes suicide assessment and examination for involuntary psychiatric hospitalization.

 

Insurance

 

MEDICARE is Federal Government insurance for people who are receiving Social Security because they have worked and paid into the Medicare system for at least 40 quarters (10 years).  They are 100% disabled and it is 2 years after the date of application OR they have reached the age of 65 even if choosing to continue to work and postpone receiving Social Security checks.   Part A--most hospitalization 80/20; Part B—(optional if you work & have insurance) after deductibles & co-pays covers 80/20 most doctor visits & outpatient services, with the monthly premium of $99.90 or more based on income(in 2012 taken directly out of your Social Security check if not on Medicaid (see Medicaid below) or by direct payment if postponing receiving Social Security; Part C—(optional) is co-insurance through different companies to help pay the 20% that Part A and Part B does not pay.  Cost varies.   Part D—(optional) prescription assistance—different programs, that covers their list of medications, cost varies.  For info / exceptions contact the Social 

Security Administration at 1-800-772-1213 or check online at www.ssa.gov or www.medicare.gov

 

MEDICAID FOR DISABLED/ELDERLY is a Federal & State Government program for adults and children receiving SSI—Supplementary Security Income, who are 100% disabled and/or elderly.  There are small co-pays or no charge for most hospital, doctor/out-patient services, and approved prescriptions.   People receiving Social Security below the payment standard for SSI can receive some SSI along with their Social Security and have both Medicare and Medicaid with Medicaid making the part B Medicare payment

 

MEDICALLY NEEDY is a “last resort” program for disabled or elderly who are over the income limit for SSI, with medical bills that Medicare does not pay i.e., nursing homes.  The “share of cost” they pay before Medicaid pays is almost an entire month’s income.  There are income and asset requirements.  QMB (Qualified Medicaid Beneficiaries) is a Medicaid program that pays the Medicare premium for certain individuals with a disability or renal kidney failure.  SLMB (Special Low Income Medicare Beneficiary Program) is a Medicaid program to pay the Medicare Part B premium for certain disabled or aged individuals    For SSI call the Social Security Administration at 1-800-772-1212 or go on line to www.ssa.gov/disability  For Medically Needy, QMB and SLMB contact Access Florida at moving to 2505 W. 15th St. 872-4185 or on line at www.myflorida.com/accessflorida               

 

MEDICAID FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES is a Federal & State Government program intended to cover low-income children (birth-age--18 and pregnant women) --cooperation with Child Support is not a requirement. In a few situations the children’s very low-income parents or related caregivers are eligible so they can continue to care for the children with the requirement that they must first cooperate with Child Support Enforcement if both parents are not in the home and included in the Medicaid. 

MEDICALLY NEEDY is intended for “catastrophic medical expenses” for children and parents/relative caregivers of children under the age of 18 who are over income or assets for Medicaid but are under the asset limits for Medically Needy and have cooperate with Child Support Enforcement.  Catastrophic means medical bills that are over the household income for the month of the bills such as hospitalization/surgery or extensive out-patient treatments such at Cancer treatments. You can apply for Medicaid and Medically Needy at the Department of Children and Families office/Access Florida 872-4185 2505 W. 15th St   Monday-Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm; apply on line at www.myflorida.com/accessflorida; or for children only you can use a paper Kid Care application available by call 1-888-540-54379 (KidCare) and one will be mailed or see  websites below.       

IF YOUR CHILD IS OR HAS BEEN ENROLLED IN MEDICALLY NEEDY WITH A SHARE OF COST, YOU ARE OVER INCOME FOR MEDICAID AND NEED TO APPLY FOR HEALTHY KIDS OR MEDIKIDS.

 

MEDIKIDS (AGES 1-4 AND HEALTHY KIDS (AGES 5-18 is a Federal & State Government program for children who do not have any other health insurance. It has a monthly cost based on income often $15 to $20 or full pay, along with small co-pays (usually $5.00 for services.   There are several requirements including not having any other insurance.  Payment must be made on time each month or benefits are canceled.  For

information call 1-888-540-5437 or check on line at www.healthykids.org for Healthy Kids and www.fdhc.state.fl.us/Mediicaid/MediKids/indes.shtml  for MediKids. To apply online go to www.floridakidcare.org  or use a paper KidCare Application  call 1-888-540-5437 to have one sent to you, or down load/print one from www.healthykids.org.        

 

EMPLOYER PROVIDED BENEFITS/HEALTH INSURANCE—you should check with your employer for the health insurance.  Often it is the best value for the coverage you get.  Do not assume that you will not need health insurance at a future date.  An illness or injury can cause financial problems for years. 

 REMEMBER—no health insurance, government sponsored or private, covers everything—know what yours cover, know your deductibles, know your co-pays, know who are the providers that take your insurance, know what medications are covered.  

 

 

Chemical Addiction and Substance Abuse

 

CARE (Chemical Addictions Recovery Effort)

4000 East 3rd Street

Panama City, FL

850-872-7676

Adult and Adolescent residential facility for people experiencing chemical dependency Provides prevention, intervention, outpatient, and detox

 

CARE

Drug Court & DUI Programs

4000 East 3rd Street

Panama City, FL

850-872-7676 x4426

In cooperation with the judicial system, CARE integrates individual and group counseling to educate offenders on the effects of substance abuse not only on the individual, but also on the family and society.

 

CARE

Detox

4000 East 3rd Street

Panama City, FL

850-769-1632

Vital signs are taken twice a day, and medications are strictly monitored daily.  Schedules include attending group therapy, Drug/Alcohol Education groups, and AA/NA meetings, sliding scale fee.

 

CARE

Outpatient Services

4000 East 3rd Street

Panama City, FL

850-872-7676 x4426

Provides TASC (Treatment Accountability for Safer Communities) evaluations for all six Counties in District 2A. TASC evaluations are based on referrals from the Department of Juvenile Justice in which specific issues and behavioral problems are assessed, provides comprehensive assessment and treatment services in six counties for adults and adolescents experiencing substance abuse problems

 

CARE

Prevention Services

4000 East 3rd Street

Panama City, FL

850-872-7676 x4426

ALPHA PROGRAMS - School programs that target high-risk youth in grades 4-6 which include individual counseling and group sessions. PREVENTION PROGRAMS - Comprehensive educational programs designed for the needs of churches, schools, hospitals, civic organizations, and clubs are available upon request. DRUG F REE WORKPLACE - Educational seminar designed for employers and employees to generate understanding about the effects of substance abuse in the workplace. DRUG ALCOHOL TRAFFIC EDUCATION (DATE)- Required course for all first-time driver license applicants who have not completed an approved driver's education course. The course focuses on traffic safety, Florida laws, and critical information on substance abuse. EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PPROGRAM (EAP) - Provides employers with assistance in establishing a program to resolve job performance problems in a positive and cost-effective way.

 

CARE

S.O.S - Youth Services

4000 East 3rd Street

Panama City, FL

850-872-7676 x4455 Fax: 850-872-9202

SOS is a 14-bed residential program that meets the special needs of adolescent substance abusers and prospective residents must be between the ages of 13 and 18 years old. Treatment includes attending individual and group therapy, drug education groups, multi-family groups, and 12-step support groups, Parents, self-referrals, schools, Department of Juvenile Justice, and the Department of Children and Families make up the population referral base

 

CARE (AWARE – A Women’s Addiction Recovery Effort)

Alford, FL

850-872-7676 Fax: 850-872-0089

AWARE is an inpatient facility for women, located in Alford, FL, with 24 hour-a-day supervision. Length of residential stay is up to 60 days with a Halfway House program.  AWARE is staffed with full-time addiction counselors, and treatment includes individual and group therapy, drug education groups, family groups, and AA/NA meetings.  Admission criteria require clients must be 18 years old or older and have been unsuccessful staying alcohol or drug-free.

 

Gambler’s Anonymous

1-800-426-7711

 

Alcoholics Anonymous

850-784-7431

 

Narcotics Anonymous

1-800-711-6375