Health Care


Behavioral Health


All-N-One Therapy

226 S. Sudduth Place

Panama City, FL  32404


Providing support and assistance to children and parents, during difficult times of transition like divorce, death or any loss, crisis, or trauma.


Emerald Coast Behavioral Health Center

1914 Harrison Ave

Panama City, FL


Does not accept Medicaid at this time; provides counseling, medication management, 24-hour crisis stabilization and case management to children and adults


Florida Therapy Services

421 Oak Ave

Panama City, FL


Medicaid accepting agency providing counseling, medication management, and care management to children and adults.


Hughley’s Mental Health Services

205 Forest Park Circle

Panama City, FL   32405


Accepts Medicaid


Life Management Center

525 East 15th Street

Panama City, FL


Medicaid accepting and sliding scale agency providing counseling, medication management, 24-hour crisis stabilization and case management to children and adults


Mental Health America of Bay County, Inc.

1137 Harrison Ave

Panama City, FL


Promotes good mental health through early detection and treatment and promotes improvements in the care and treatment for individuals who are mentally ill.


National Suicide Prevention Hotline

1-800-273-TALK (8225)


PanCare Medical Clinic

2309 E. 15th St

Panama City, FL    32401


PanCare health offers an affordable sliding fee scale for patients without insurance.  Fee for service is based upon household income and the number of people within the household.   Accepts Medicare, Medicaid, and private health insurance.


PanCare Medical Clinic

12427 Hwy. 231

Youngstown, FL  32466


PanCare health offers an affordable sliding fee scale for patients without insurance.  Fee for service is based upon household income and the number of people within the household.   Accepts Medicare, Medicaid, and private health insurance.


CHEMICAL Addiction & Substance Abuse


Alcoholic Anonymous Treatment Program

1008 E.  24th Plaza

Panama City, FL


Services for referrals and assistance are FREE and available 7:00 am- 12:00 pm, 7 days a week


CARE AWARE (A Women’s Addiction Recovery Effort)

2388 Park Ave

Alford, FL


AWARE is an inpatient facility for women, located in Alford, FL, with 24 hour-a-day supervision. Length of residential stay is up to 60 days with a Halfway House program.  AWARE is staffed with full-time addiction counselors, and treatment includes individual and group therapy, drug education groups, family groups, and AA/NA meetings.  Admission criteria require clients must be 18 years old or older and have been unsuccessful staying alcohol or drug-free.


CARE (Chemical Addictions Recovery Effort)

910 Harrison Ave

Panama City, FL


Adult and Adolescent residential facility for people experiencing chemical dependency. Provides prevention, intervention, outpatient, and detox


CARE Drug Court & DUI Programs

4000 East 3rd Street

Panama City, FL

850-872-7676 x4426

In cooperation with the judicial system, CARE integrates individual and group counseling to educate offenders on the effects of substance abuse, not only on the individual, but also on the family and society.


CARE Detox

4000 East 3rd Street

Panama City, FL


Vital signs are taken twice a day, and medications are strictly monitored daily.  Schedules include attending group therapy, Drug/Alcohol Education groups, and AA/NA meetings, sliding scale fee


CARE Outpatient Services

910 Cherry Street

Panama City, FL


Provides TASC (Treatment Accountability for Safer Communities) evaluations for all six Counties in District 2A. TASC evaluations are based on referrals from the Department of Juvenile Justice in which specific issues and behavioral problems are assessed.  Also provides comprehensive assessment and treatment services in six counties for adults and adolescents experiencing substance abuse problems


CARE Prevention Services

4000 East 3rd Street

Panama City, FL

850-872-7676 x4426

ALPHA PROGRAMS - School programs that target high-risk youth in grades 4-6 which include individual counseling and group sessions. PREVENTION PROGRAMS -Comprehensive educational programs designed for the needs of churches, schools, hospitals, civic organizations, and clubs, are available upon request. DRUG FREE

WORKPLACE -Educational seminar designed for employers and employees to generate understanding about the effects of substance abuse in the workplace. DRUG ALCOHOL TRAFFIC EDUCATION - Required course for all first-time driver license applicants who have not completed an approved driver's education course. The course focuses on traffic safety, Florida laws, and critical information on substance abuse. EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PPROGRAM (EAP) - Provides employers with assistance in establishing a program to resolve job performance problems in a positive and cost-effective way.


CARE S.O.S - Youth Services

4000 East 3rd Street

Panama City, FL

850-872-7676 x4455 Fax: 850-872-9202

S.O.S. is a14 bed residential program that meets the special needs of adolescent substance abusers and prospective resident. Client must be between the ages of 13 and 18 years old.  Treatment includes attending individual and group therapy, drug education groups, multi-family groups, and 12-step support groups.  Parents, self-referrals, schools, Department of Juvenile Justice, and the Department of Children and Families make up the population referral base


CARE Reliance House

4000 E 3rd Street

Panama City FL


Substance abuse treatment for men; must go through detox first.  Staffed with full-time addiction counselors, and treatment includes individual and group therapy, drug education groups, family groups, and AA/NA meetings


Emerald Coast Behavioral Health Center

Chemical Dependency Program

1914 Harrison Ave

Panama City, FL

850-763-0017; 800-543-2919

Offers a full range of care for the treatment of alcohol and/or drug dependency. The comprehensive program provides structured, effective treatment for individuals struggling with substance-related and addictive disorders, mental illness, or dual-diagnosis. While each treatment plan is tailored to the specific needs of the individual, the levels of care in our chemical dependency program for adults include medical detoxification, rehabilitation, 12-Step Recovery based programming, relapse risk and prevention education, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings, engaging support network, group and family therapy, and discharge planning. 


Evers House (Longleaf Outreach)


A faith-based program that provides housing for women “in transition” (have completed a substance abuse recovery program or have been incarcerated). Can house up to 20 women. There is a fee of $95/week and residents are required to search for and secure employment.  


Gamblers Anonymous



Most Excellent Way

Recovery meeting for men and women. 

Meets in the Grace Building every Wed. night at 6pm (a ministry of First Baptist Church, PC); For more info, please call 850-785-6146.


Narcotics Anonymous



Right Way Ministries

2909 E. 11th St.

Panama City, FL  32404

Main: 850-867-6748; Center:  850-481-8795

Faith based recovery program for chemical addiction/substance abuse for men.  Fee is $500 per month.


Titus 2 Partnership, Inc

4600 Tropical Drive, #4216

Panama City, FL 32404
(Mailing address:  P.O. Box 35482; Panama City, Florida 32412)

Titus 2 Partnership, Inc. is a non-profit ministry in Bay County, Florida, offered for women seeking substance abuse recovery and life recovery from other life-limiting dysfunctions. The program offers a structured women-only Christian education, discipleship and mentoring program designed to foster life transformation. The program components include spiritual formation and character development, substance abuse recovery and education, life-skills training, and vocational skill development.


Treatment Center of Panama City

1530 Harrison Ave.

Panama City, FL  32405


Providing effective treatment for those suffering from an addiction to opiates or narcotics and other drug dependencies.  Provides professionally supervised Methadone Maintenance and medical withdrawal as a licensed Narcotic Treatment Program.  Services include Addiction Counseling, Group Counseling, Employment/Educational Planning, Physical Examinations, Pregnancy Tests, Blood Analysis, Referrals & Transfers, Urine Drug Testing and Transition Planning.


Unlimited Path

7108 Laird St.

Panama City Beach, FL  32408


Drug Abuse information and treatment



Bay Co. Health Dept Children Dental Clinic

3518 E. Hwy 98

Panama City, FL

850-872-4455 (ext. 1201 or 1108)

Call for info and appointment


Gulf Coast State College Dental Clinic (on the campus of GCSC)

5230 W Highway 98  

Panama City, FL


Open while school is in session, closed school holidays.  Free and low-cost dental care for low-income children ages 7-17 and adults provided by dental hygiene students who are practicing cleaning teeth and dental assistant students who are learning to assist licensed dentist during procedures.  Call the clinic to verify income and set up an appointment.  Limited numbers of appointments are available each semester.  


PanCare Dental Clinic

403 E. 11th St.

Panama City, FL




Access Florida- Economic Self Sufficiency Help Line- 1-866-762-2237


(Contact this agency if applying for Cash Assistance, Food Stamps or Medicaid)

Call your local Medicaid office:  850-767-3400



You should check with your employer for the health insurance.  Often it is the best value for the coverage you get.  Do not assume that you will not need health insurance at a future date.  An illness or injury can cause financial problems for years.  REMEMBER, no health insurance, government sponsored or private, covers everything.  Know what yours cover,

know your deductibles, know your co-pays, know which the providers that take your insurance, and know what medications are covered. 


Florida Kid Care

P.O. Box 980

Tallahassee, Florida 32302-0980

Contact Number 1-(888) 540-5437

Florida Kid Care is a program through the state of Florida that offers health insurance for children from birth through age 18. Families are still eligible for health care even if one or both caregivers are working. To obtain an application for this service, visit   To qualify for assistance, a child must:

Be under age 19

Be uninsured

Meet income eligibility requirements

Be a U.S. citizen or qualified non-citizen

Not be eligible for Medicaid

Not be the dependent of a state employee eligible for health insurance

Not be in a public institution Services include- dental, health, vision, check-ups, shots, prescriptions, hospitalization, surgery, mental and behavioral therapy.


MEDICAID FOR DISABLED/ELDERLY is a Federal & State Government program for adults and children receiving SSI—Supplementary Security Income, who are 100% disabled and/or elderly.  There are small co-pays or no charge for most hospital, doctor/out-patient services, and approved prescriptions.   People receiving Social Security below the payment standard for SSI can receive some SSI along with their Social Security and have both Medicare and Medicaid with Medicaid making the part B Medicare payment


MEDICARE is Federal Government insurance for people who are receiving Social Security because they have worked and paid into the Medicare system for at least 40 quarters (10 years).  They are 100% disabled and it is 2 years after the date of application OR they have reached the age of 65 even if choosing to continue to work and postpone receiving Social Security checks.   Part A--most hospitalization 80/20; Part B—(optional if you work & have insurance) after deductibles & co-pays covers 80/20 most doctor visits & outpatient services, with the monthly premium of $99.90 or more based on income(in 2012 taken directly out of your Social Security check if not on Medicaid (see Medicaid below) or by direct payment if postponing receiving Social Security; Part C—(optional) is co-insurance through different companies to help pay the 20% that Part A and Part B does not pay.  Cost varies.   Part D—(optional) prescription assistance—different programs, that covers their list of medications, cost varies.  For info / exceptions contact the Social Security Administration at 1-800-772-1213 or check online at or the Medicare Part B premium for certain disabled or aged individuals    For SSI call the Social Security Administration at 1-800-772-1212 or go on line to  For Medically Needy, QMB and SLMB, contact Access Florida at 2505 W. 15th St., Panama City, Florida, or phone 872-4185, or visit on line at


MEDICAID FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES is a Federal & State Government program intended to cover low-income children (birth-age--18 and pregnant women) --cooperation with Child Support is not a requirement. In a few situations the children’s very low-income parents or related caregivers are eligible so they can continue to care for the children with the requirement that they must first cooperate with Child Support Enforcement if both parents are not in the home and included in the Medicaid. 


MEDICALLY NEEDY is intended for “catastrophic medical expenses” for children and parents/relative caregivers of children under the age of 18 who are over income or assets for Medicaid but are under the asset limits for Medically Needy and have cooperate with Child Support Enforcement.  Catastrophic means medical bills that are over the household income for the month of the bills such as hospitalization/surgery or extensive out-patient treatments such at Cancer treatments. You can apply for Medicaid and Medically Needy at the Department of Children and Families office/Access Florida 872-4185 2505 W. 15th St   Monday-Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm; apply on line at; or for children only you can use a paper Kid Care application available by call 1-888-540-54379 (Kid Care) and one will be mailed or see  websites below.       


MEDICALLY NEEDY is a “last resort” program for disabled or elderly who are over the income limit for SSI, with medical bills that Medicare does not pay i.e., nursing homes.  The “share of cost” they pay before Medicaid pays is almost an entire month’s income.  

There are income and asset requirements.  QMB (Qualified Medicaid Beneficiaries) is a Medicaid program that pays the Medicare premium for certain individuals with a disability or renal kidney failure.  SLMB (Special Low Income Medicare Beneficiary Program) is a Medicaid program to pay


MEDIKIDS (AGES 1-4 AND HEALTHY KIDS (AGES 5-18 is a Federal & State Government program for children who do not have any other health insurance. It has a monthly cost based on income often $15 to $20 or full pay, along with small co-pays (usually $5.00 for services.   There are several requirements including not having any other insurance.  Payment must be made on time each month or benefits are canceled.  For information call 1-888-540-5437 or check on line at for Healthy Kids and  for MediKids. To apply online go to  or use a paper Kid Care Application  call 1-888-540-5437 to have one sent to you, or down load/print one from        




Ascension Sacred Heart (formerly Bay Medical Center…local public hospital)

615 North Bonita Ave

Panama City, FL 32401


Also has home health care, hospice services and sponsors several support groups.  Has Indigent Care program for those who have a verifiable need/


Ascension Sacred Heart ER

11111 PCB Parkway

Panama City, Beach, FL



Avicenna Health Clinic (Lincoln Center)

237-E West 15th St

Panama City, Fl


Dedicated to providing quality health care for the uninsured of Bay County.



432 Magnolia Ave

Panama City, FL


Free HIV Testing and additional services to individuals who test positive for HIV or AIDS


Bay Cares       

597 W. 11th Street

Panama City, FL


Indigent care for adults without any medical coverage.


Bay County Health Department

597 W. 11th St

Panama City, FL


Public Health Services - some services are free, some on are on a sliding scale from $0.00 to full price, and some are always full price.  Payment is due when service is received.     

Many services not listed--check 

SHOTS (Appointment recommended

Baby shots & School shots (required & recommended)—No charge--

Yearly Flu Shots—Medicare or Full price—– Seasonal, Check for dates

Shots required/recommended for International Travel—Full Price—Appointment required        

TB testing required for some jobs—Full Price—Appointment strongly recommended

SCHOOL PHYSICALS (not sports physicals)

For students who are attending a Florida school for the 1st time and do not

have any insurance. --Payment on sliding scale.  Appointment required.

BIRTH CONTROL—includes a physical exam, blood work, screening for STD’s and counseling on the types of birth control available. Follow-up depends on method chosen.  Appointment required, Payment on sliding scale.     

TESTING &TREATMENT FOR STD’S--testing for many sexually transmitted diseases including HIV.  Treatment options need to be discussed with clinic staff.  Appointment required, Payment on sliding scale.


Big Bend Health Council

403 E. 11th Street

Panama City, FL

Phone: 850-872-4128


Center of Hope (St. Andrew Community Medical Clinic)

St. Andrew Baptist Church

3101 W. Hwy. 98

Panama City, FL


Days and times vary on doctor availability.  Primary Care (not walk-in or urgent care). A free clinic for Bay County Residents, 18 & over, with no health insurance, no Medicaid, or no Medicare.  Call to make an appointment


Children's Medical Services

230 N Tyndall Parkway

Panama City, FL


Services are family-centered and designed to help children with a variety of conditions & needs who meet financial and clinical eligibility requirements. Mon-Fri 8a.m.-5p.m. Call for an appointment 


Covenant Hospice

107 W 19th Street

Panama City, FL

(850) 785-3040

Medicare/ Medicaid/ Insurance funded.  Provides compassionate services to patients with a terminal illness, and their families


Early Steps Program (Emerald Coast Division of Children’s Home Society)

914 Harrison Ave

Panama City, FL

850-747-5411; 800-218-0001

Works with infants and toddlers (birth to 36 moths) who have developmental delays or a condition that puts them at risk of developmental delay. Services are individualized for each child’s need. 


Emerald Coast Urgent Care

2704 Thomas Dr.

Panama City Beach, FL 32408



Florida Elks Children’s Therapy Services 


Offers free in home Occupational and Physical Therapy to Children in Florida


Go Now Doctors Health Clinic

2306 Hwy. 77 (near the mall)

Panama City, FL  32405



Gulf Coast Medical Center (Local public hospital)

449 W 23rd St

Panama City, FL  32405



Gulf Coast Medical Center ER

3711 Hwy 231

Panama City, Fl 32404



Gulf Coast Regional Medical Care:  Walk-in Clinic

16181 PCB Parkway

Panama City Beach, FL  32413



Hospice of Emerald Coast

421 W. Oak Ave.
Panama City, FL  

Phone: 850-769-0055

Offers a full range of coordinated services from a variety of health and social service professionals as well as trained volunteers-all specialists in the care of terminally ill.


Interim Health Care

2679 Jenks Ave.

Panama City, FL  32405



Kindred @ Home Health Care

1013 Beck Ave.

Panama City, FL   32401



Nation’s Best Family Health Care

1514 west 23rd Street
Panama City, FL 32405



Panama City VA Outpatient Clinic

Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System

2600 Veterans Way

Panama City Beach, FL  32408

850-636-7000; 888-231-5047


PanCare Medical Clinic (Medical and Behavioral Health)

2309 E. 15th St

Panama City, FL    32401


PanCare health offers an affordable sliding fee scale for patients without insurance.  Fee for service is based upon household income and the number of people within the household.   Accepts Medicare, Medicaid, and private health insurance.


PanCare Medical Clinic (Medical and Behavioral Health)

12427 Hwy. 231

Youngstown, FL  32466


PanCare health offers an affordable sliding fee scale for patients without insurance.  Fee for service is based upon household income and the number of people within the household.   Accepts Medicare, Medicaid, and private health insurance.


Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care (PPEC)

1241 N East Ave

Panama City, FL   850-769-7960

PPEC provides care to children with medically complex conditions at a non-residential pediatric center. Children in PPEC are able to be with other children instead of staying home with nurses coming and going.

In order for Medicaid to reimburse, the child must be:

• Age 20 or under.

• Medicaid eligible.

• Medically complex or medically fragile.

• Medically stable; and

• Require short or long-term skilled nursing care due to a medical condition.


Purest Hearts Home Care

Call 850-358-7491 for free consultation+

Services provided:  Alzheimer’s/dementia care, medication management, personal care/showers, laundry (light), cleaning (light), meal preparation (light), grocery shopping, personal errands

ResCare Home Care

200 Forest Park Circle

Panama City, FL  32405


Provides services and support to seniors and people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.


Medical Equipment


Beach Powered Mobility

17168 Front Beach Rd.

Panama City Beach, FL   32413

850-333-0210; 800-533-1168

Rents manual and electric wheelchairs designed for mobility on the sand

Disability Resource Center, Inc.

Serving 8 counties:  Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty & Washington

305 W. 5th Street

Panama City, FL 32401

Main: 850-769-6890 or 850-387-1800 (Video Phone)

Short term loans for manual wheelchairs, walkers, rollators, canes, etc. long-term loans for amplified phones through FTRI (Fla. Telecommunications Relay, Inc.)


Millennium DME

756 Harrison Ave

Panama City, Florida 32401



Shoreline Medical Solutions

405 W. Oak Ave.

Panama City, FL  32401

Ph.  850-769-0080

Accepts some health insurance plans.


Team Adaptive

1201 Harrison Ave.

Panama City, FL   32401


Assist with building in home handicapped friendly devices and modifying vans to accommodate disabilities.




LOW COST-- Most Pharmacies provide some low-cost generic prescriptions, 1 month supply and/or 3-month supply--each with their own list and requirements.


FREE GENERIC ANTIBIOTICS--Some Pharmacies offer up to a 2-week supply of some generic prescriptions Antibiotics at no cost:   Winn Dixie Pharmacy, Publix Pharmacy.  (Antibiotics are not antiviral--Your doctor knows what is best for you.)


FREE OR REDUCED COST MEDICATIONS FROM PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES - Some agencies & clinics help their patients/clients or community members apply for non-generic medication directly from the manufacturer.


Bay Co. Health Dept Prescription Assistance

597 W. 11th St

Panama City, FL


Charge of $9.00 per Rx with max of $35.00 for all Rx brought on same day. 


Center of Hope (St Andrew Community Medical Clinic)

St. Andrew Baptist Church

3101 W. Hwy. 98

Panama City, FL


Call for info and appointments.


Family Service Agency

114 E. 9th St

Panama City, FL   32401

850-785-1721 for an appointment.

They may have other medical supplies and used medical equipment. Most services offered free of charge