The Epilepsy Agency of the Big Bend is a collaborative member of the Florida State Epilepsy Services Program, authorized by Florida Statutes 385.207(2)(a), and administered by the Florida Department of Health, to serve any Florida resident diagnosed with epilepsy. These organizations provide education and referral services throughout the state. If medical services are needed and the individual’s gross family income is at or below 100 percent of the federal poverty income guidelines, some services are provided free of charge. Six agencies participate and they are listed below.
Epilepsy Agency of the Big Bend
1302 E. 6th Ave, Tallahassee, FL 32303. (850) 222-1777.
EABB navigates tailored, case-managed solutions to care through the provision and payment of diagnostic, treatment and pharmaceutical services; community education; and advocacy for social equity and improved quality of life for all who are touched by this debilitating central nervous system (CNS) disorder.
Florida Department of Health
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A-18 Tallahassee, FL 32399. (850) 245-4330.
The Florida Department of Health represents the vision that health belongs to everyone and every group—not just a state agency. It takes individuals, families, communities, and partnerships with local and state-level policy makers and stakeholders to create a culture of health in Florida. While the Florida Department of Health is the spearhead for public health in the state, everyone is a steward of health in Florida. Florida Health belongs to all of us.
Epilepsy Services of Southwest Florida
1750 17th Street, Building I-2 Sarasota, Florida 34234. (941) 953-5988; 3659 Cortez Road West, Suite 140 Bradenton, FL 34210. (941) 752-6226; 4040 Palm Beach Blvd. Suite D Fort Myers, FL 33916. (239) 275-4838; 4040 Palm Beach Blvd. Suite D Fort Myers, FL 33916. (239) 275-4838.
Florida Epilepsy Services is sponsored by the Department of Health and United Way of Central Florida, servicing the estimated 360,000 Floridians who are afflicted with Epilepsy. Services include targeted case management; prevention education to groups, employers, and organizations; employment services; counseling; access to quality neurological medical treatment; and support groups.
Florida Epilepsy Services
3811 W. Sligh Ave, Tampa, FL 33614. (813) 870-3414; 305 S. Florida Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801. (863) 686-5880.
A group of concerned parents founded Epilepsy Services of West Central Florida in 1973, now doing business as Florida Epilepsy Services. It has grown from an organization that hosted support groups in one of the founder’s homes to providing critical services to persons and their families with epilepsy.
Suncoast Epilepsy Association
5700 54th Ave N., Kenneth City, FL 33709. (727) 546-2856.
Suncoast Epilepsy Association is dedicated to spreading epilepsy awareness and providing medical counseling, education, advocacy, and pre-vocational services to medically and financially needy individuals who are suffering from epilepsy.
The Epilepsy Association
109 N. Kirkman Rd, Orlando, FL 32811. (407) 422-1416.
The Epilepsy Association is dedicated to improving the quality of life for persons affected by epilepsy and seizure disorders. Not only does The Epilepsy Association provide related medical and case management services for those with epilepsy, but they also offer educational programs to understand epilepsy for your business, community group, school, etc.
Epilepsy Alliance Florida
7300 N. Kendall Dr, Suite 760. Miami, FL 33156. (305) 670-4949.
Epilepsy Alliance Florida is dedicated to supporting those impacted by epilepsy by confronting the spectrum of challenges created by seizures. Epilepsy Alliance Florida also serves as the lead advocate for the rights and needs of people with epilepsy and seizures at the local, county, state and national level.