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.

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

Our Values:

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

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