Increasing Access to Behavioral Health Care
A combination of factors make timely, appropriate access to behavioral health care a challenge for many Floridians, including children. The result is that too many individuals with behavioral health needs rely on clinically inappropriate care settings, such as hospital emergency departments, to receive needed behavioral health treatment. FHA supports policies that allow patients to receive the right care, at the right time, in the right setting.
Hospitals across the state are working with community groups, state agencies, advocates, consumer groups, and health care providers to implement and sustain systems of care that timely meet the behavioral health needs of Florida residents.