Health Care


Chemical Addiction and Substance Abuse


Alcoholics Anonymous         



CARE (Chemical Addictions Recovery Effort)

4000 East 3rd St

Panama City, FL


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


CARE (Chemical Addictions Recovery Effort) Drug Court & DUI Programs

4000 East 3rd St

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 (Chemical Addictions Recovery Effort) Detox

4000 East 3rd St

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 (Chemical Addictions Recovery Effort) Outpatient Services

4000 East 3rd St

Panama City, FL

850-872-7676 x4426

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, provides comprehensive assessment and treatment services in six counties for adults and adolescents experiencing substance abuse problems


CARE (Chemical Addictions Recovery Effort) Prevention Services

4000 East 3rd St

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 F REE WORKPLACE - Educational seminar designed for employers and employees to generate understanding about the effects of substance abuse in the workplace. DRUG ALCOHOL TRAFFIC EDUCATION (DATE)- 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 (Chemical Addictions Recovery Effort) S.O.S-Youth Services

4000 East 3rd St

Panama City, FL

Phone: 850-872-7676 x4455

8:00 am- 5:00 pm Mon- Fri

SOS is a 14-bed residential program that meets the special needs of adolescent substance abusers and prospective residents 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 (Chemical Addictions Recovery Effort) AWARE-A Women’s Recovery Effort

Alford, FL

Phone: 850-872-7676

AWARE is a 13-bed facility 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


Gambler’s Anonymous          



Gateway Academy (Teen Challenge of Florida)

1213 Hope Circle

Bonifay, Florida 32425

Phone: 850-547-9011 Fax: 850-547-2566

Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

A residential treatment program for young men with behavioral problems or drug & alcohol addiction.  This Teen Challenge is a 15 month “induction phase”.  Residential Facility (up to 85 clients), food, clothing, teaching, (GED), Medical/Dental Any young man aged 11-17 who has a desperate desire to leave a life of drug and Alcohol or those with behavioral problems?  Need ID card, SS card and birth certificate.  Will take young men against their will. A set $2000.00 a month tuition fee includes: food, board, clothing, and schooling while in the facility.  Loans are available through Sally Mae and Quest Scholarships for State of Florida residents.


Narcotics Anonymous




PanCare Dental Clinic

4126 Independent Dr

Marianna, FL


Medicaid and Medicare accepted.  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.


Health Insurance


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


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


EMPLOYER PROVIDED BENEFITS/HEALTH INSURANCE—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. 


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.


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


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


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 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 moving to 2505 W. 15th St. 872-4185 or 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 (KidCare) and one will be mailed or see  websites below.       



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 KidCare Application  call 1-888-540-5437 to have one sent to you, or down load/print one from        


REMEMBER—no health insurance, government sponsored or private, covers everything—know what yours cover, know your deductibles, know your co-pays, know who are the providers that take your insurance, know what medications are covered.  




Big Bend Health Council

403 E. 11th Street

Panama City, FL

Phone: 850-872- 4128

Fax: 850-872-4131


Children's Medical Services

230 N Tyndall Parkway

Panama City, FL


A collection of programs for eligible (clinical and financial eligibility) children with special needs. Programs and services are family-centered and designed to help children with a variety of conditions and needs. Call for an appointment.


Community Home Health

1360 Brickyard Rd.

Chipley, Fla. 32428

(800) 385-2527 


Covenant Hospice Care

4540 Lafayette St.

Marianna, FL

850-482-8520; 888-817-2191

Hospice care is prescribed for critically ill individuals with a life expectancy of six months or less. The primary goal of this care is keeping patients as comfortable as possible throughout the end stages of life. These comfort measures include pain management and methods for minimizing disease-related symptoms. Hospice care can be provided in the home, hospital, long-term care facilities, or a stand-alone hospice house.


Doctors Memorial Hospital (local public hospital)

2600 Memorial Drive

Bonifay, FL



Holmes County Health Department

603 Scenic Hill Drive

Bonifay, FL


Holmes County Health Department provides basic family health care services to persons unable to access care from private sectors. Provides early intervention and medical services to children with special health care needs. Monitors the sanitary status of water and sewage systems, group living facilities and other activities that have the potential to threaten the public’s health.


Northwest Florida Community Hospital (local public hospital)

1360 Brickyard Rd

Chipley, FL


Public Hospital


PanCare Health Clinic

495 St. Johns Road

Bonifay, FL   32425


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

1414 Main St, Suite 4

Chipley, FL


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 Medicaid


Washington County Health Department

1338 South Blvd

Chipley, FL.


Provides basic family health care services to persons unable to access care from private sectors. Provides early intervention and medical services to children with special health care needs. Monitors the sanitary status of water and sewage systems, group living facilities and other activities that have the potential to threaten the public’s health


Washington Rehabilitation & Nursing Home

879 Usery Rd

Chipley, FL 32428

(850) 638-4654866-603-1221 


Medications and Prescriptions


PanCare of Florida, Inc.

495 St. Johns Road

Bonifay, FL   32425

850-547-5547/Fax 850-547-5553


Mental Health and Counseling Services


Life Management Center

310 E. Byrd Ave

Bonifay, FL

Phone: 850-547-5114 or 850-547-1709 fax 850-547-2472 Emer. 850-482-7441

Full continuum of mental health services-counseling, psychiatric evaluation, medication management, divorcing parent’s class, and counseling. Ages 18 months-elderly, mental health evaluation and consulting, counseling, adult day treatment, emergency, and crisis intervention; sliding scale fees