EABB was established in 1989 as a charitable 501(c)3 organization to provide services to epilepsy patients and their loved ones, within a 14-county region. 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. If you or a loved one needs help, please call (850) 222-1777 in Tallahassee; or, in Panama City call (850) 694-0994. You can also reach out to us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Epilepsy Agency of the Big Bend is located in Tallahassee, Florida and serves Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Taylor and Wakulla counties. A satellite office is located in Panama City, Florida and serves Bay, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson and Washington counties.
EABB is a member of the Florida State Epilepsy Services Program, authorized by Florida Statutes 385.207(2)(a). Any resident of Florida who is diagnosed with epilepsy, or is suspected of having epilepsy, and needs the program’s services can apply to be a client.
To find the service provider nearest you, visit the Epilepsy Services Program website.
The Epilepsy Services Medication Program (EMP) is a safety net program that provides epilepsy medication to clients when they need assistance paying for it. The Epilepsy Agency of the Big Bend and other Florida State Epilepsy Services Program* members can help individuals enroll. Visit the Epilepsy Services Medication Program website.
Prescription assistance can also be offered through Patient Assistance Programs (PAPs), which are created by pharmaceutical companies to provide free or discounted medicines to people who are unable to afford them. Each company has its own qualifying criteria. The Epilepsy Agency of the Big Bend (EABB) and other Florida State Epilepsy Services Program members can help individuals enroll. (View the list of service programs)