Central Florida Cares Health System, Inc. (CFCHS) is the managing entity contracted by the Department of Children and Families to oversee state-funded mental health and substance abuse treatment services in Brevard, Orange, Osceola, and Seminole counties.
Central Florida Cares manages an affordable, high-quality behavioral health care system for persons with mental health and/or substance use disorders.
Achieve a comprehensive and seamless behavioral health system promoting recovery and resiliency.
Our Guiding Principles:
To promote evidence-based practices in service delivery across the system of care
To increase ease of access to all needed services
To improve continuity of service provision and coordination of services across the system of care
To reduce utilization of restrictive levels of care and use the resulting savings to enhance community-based recovery services
To meet or exceed all outcome and performance requirements
To work with the Department of Children and Families to integrate the CFCHS outcomes and its planning processes with the Department of Children and Families’ annual and long-range planning
To adopt integrated approaches which afford access to primary and specialty medical care in concern with behavioral healthcare
To always put the person served first in all aspects of its operations
The worth of every person served
The principles of recovery — hope, trust, choice, personal satisfaction, interdependence, and community involvement
The ability of every person to attain recovery and develop resiliency
The need to focus on each person’s strengths and competencies
The need for family-centered children’s services which build resiliency
The need for each person for respect and dignity