Since July 2012, Central Florida Cares Health System, Inc. (CFCHS) has managed state and federal funds for substance use and mental health services (also known as behavioral health services) for Brevard, Orange, Osceola, and Seminole counties. Central Florida Cares uses these monies to fund a services network comprised of many organizations offering various levels of treatment options. These options include prevention, interventions, crisis support, residential treatment and outpatient services for adults, children, as well as families, to include opioid and medication assisted treatment. It is important to note Central Florida Cares is not a hospital and we do not provide direct service to patients/clients/customers. We help to make it possible for our network organizations to provide direct services. Keeping in line with our vision to achieve a comprehensive and seamless behavioral health care system and understanding the system is complex, CFCHS focuses on Recovery Orientated System of Care (ROSC) philosophy.
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