CENTERSTONE has seen many changes since it took over and enhanced Manatee County’s behavior health center, formerly known as Manatee Glens. While continuing their wide range of services to those with mental health issues and addiction, the facility launched a number of behavioral health service delivery innovations that includes the first region-wide, 24-hour behavioral health access and triage center, a behavioral health walk-in clinic and a “hospital without walls” for seriously emotionally disturbed children. 

CENTERSTONE is the county's public mental health services provider.
Additionally it is the Baker Act Receiving Center.

Services include Crisis Stabilization, Psychiatric Evaluation,
Psychiatric Treatment and Counseling.

Manatee County Mental Health Treatment Centers


CENTERSTONE In Center 371 6th Avenue W, Bradenton Fl. 34205

Open Mon - Fri, 9am – 7pm
Walk-Ins Welcome.

CENTERSTONE Hospital and Addiction Center follow-up Rehabilitation Programs:

Inpatient crisis stabilization and detoxification:
Specialty Hospital--27-beds
Cirsis Center--24 beds

Residential addiction Treatment:
Addiction Center - 24 beds.


Mobil Crisis Unit, SAME NUMBER 941 782 4800 available 24-hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week.
Provides immediate assessment, referral and short-term counseling services to those in need of mental health and/or substance abuse services.

The Mobile Crisis unit only responds to requests from the police.

CENTERSTONE NEW IOT(Intensive Outpatient Team)

To replace SRT (Short Term Residential Treatment).

When a serious crisis occurs a patient will most likely be admitted to a crisis center for evaluation either voluntarily, by Baker Act or by Court Order. Often the period of time spent at the crisis center is insufficient for complete stabilization. This is a constant worry voiced by our members. Patients are discharged with prescriptions but they lack the motivation (and sometimes the finances) to continue with their treatments and follow up visits to their care givers. This commonly results in the cycle repeating itself. This program should provide a link following discharge from the crisis center or even jail.

Here are the program details:

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FACT TEAM (Manatee Glens)

TEAMWORK IN ACTION 'FACT' delivers community-based treatment to persons with severe and persistent mental illnesses.
Modeled on a program known as PACT (Programs for Assertive Community Treatment) originally conceived in Madison Wisconsin during the late ‘60s early ‘70s, the Florida FACT (Florida Assertive Community Treatment) was introduced in May of 2000.
Florida started in 2000 with just 8 teams – now there are 32.

Here in Manatee County, CENTERSTONE currently operates one team.

The program is for adults with severe and persistent mental illnesses (SPMI), which are psychiatric disorders that cause symptoms and impairments in basic mental and behavioral processes. Obsessive compulsive disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, anorexia nervosa, borderline personality disorder, and dissociative identity disorder.
These include Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, and Major Depression.

Studies show that the program facilitates community living and psychosocial rehabilitation of these individuals, and decreases the time persons with severe and persistent mental illnesses spend in hospitals (and Jail),

Approximately 75% of services are provided in the community in the individual's natural environment.


Office hours are: Mon-Fri 8.30am-5.00pm A staff member is working and available until 9:00pm on weekdays and 24 hours on the weekend.

The Teams consists of :

Team Leader (Licensed Clinician)


Mental Health Professionals (Masters Degree Level)

Psychiatric Nurses

Vocational Specialist

Substance Abuse Specialist

Mental Health Professionals (Bachelors Degree Level)

Program Assistant

Recovery Coaches

Forensic Specialist

Admission Criteria :

FACT is appropriate for some individuals that have not been helped by traditional mental health services and experience significant disability from other disorders such as:

Obsessive compulsive disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, anorexia nervosa, borderline personality disorder, and dissociative identity disorder

Additionally FACT is available to Individuals with significant functional impairments as demonstrated by at least one of the following conditions:

1) Inability to consistently perform the range of basic daily living tasks required for basic functioning in the community OR persistent failure to perform daily living tasks except with significant support or assistance from others

2) Inability to be consistently employed at a self-sustaining level or inability to consistently carry out homemaker roles.

3) Inability to maintain a safe living situation (e.g., repeated evictions or loss of housing).

Other Individuals of consideration possess one or more of the following problems, which are indicators of continuous high-service needs (greater than 8 hours of service per month):

1) High use of acute psychiatric hospitalizations (e.g., two or more per year)

2) Intractable severe major symptoms (e.g., affective, psychotic, suicidal)

3) Coexisting substance abuse disorder of significant duration (e.g., greater than six months)

4) High risk or recent history of criminal justice involvement (e.g., arrest and incarceration)

5) Inability to meet basic survival needs or residing in substandard housing, homeless, or at imminent risk of becoming homeless

6) Residing in an inpatient bed or in a supervised community residence, but clinically assessed to be able to live in a more independent living situation if intensive services were provided OR institutional placement id more intensive services are not available

7) Inability to participate in traditional office-based services

A referral is made using the designated FACT referral form.

Referrals usually come from state hospitals, community hospitals, other case management agencies, or DCF Substance Abuse and Mental Health (SAMH) offices, however anyone with appropriate medical & psychiatric information can make a referral to FACT

The referral is reviewed by the team leader and psychiatrist for meeting criteria for admission.

A team member will contact the referral source when a referral is received and inform them of whether the referral meets the basic FACT admission criteria. They will also inform the referral source as to whether there are current openings for new participants.

If there are no openings in the program and the referral meets basic criteria, the referral form will be kept on file until openings become available.

If there are openings in the program and the referral meets the basic criteria, the referral will be compared with other referrals on file and those having a “priority status” as defined by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health offices will be considered first. (SAMH offices must “sign off” on every admission to a FACT program).

When a referral is considered appropriate for admission and there is an opening in the program, a team member will make contact with the referred participant to begin the engagement process. (approx. 3-4 weeks).

During this time, the individual will have the opportunity to meet team members and learn more about how FACT will work with them. It is also an opportunity to develop rapport and to begin the assessment process.

This is an important time to learn and determine whether the FACT approach is the right approach for the individual. (FACT is a voluntary program and individuals must agree to the services of FACT )

A FACT team has an “Assertive, Can Do” approach to do whatever it takes to assist a person with mental illness to meet his or her goals.

Individuals with a primary diagnosis of a substance abuse disorder or mental retardation are NOT appropriate for FACT .

Suncoast Behavioral Health Center
24/7 Confidential clinical assessments
Suncoast Behavioral Health Center
4480 51st Street West
Bradenton, FL 34210
Phone 941-251-5000

Suncoast Behavioral Health Center is a private, acute inpatient psychiatric facility designed to provide quality services in a supportive, healing environment to children, adolescents, adults and mature adults. We pride ourselves on providing the highest level of healthcare services to our patients, never losing sight of the fact that we are caring and comforting those in need with compassion, dignity and respect. Suncoast has 24-hours, and 7 days a week behavioral health access.
Child and Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatric Stabilization Program
The Child and Adolescent Treatment Program is designed to provide a safe, nurturing, and therapeutic environment for a patient’s special needs. The program is designed for the treatment of children and adolescents ages 5-17 years old with severe emotional and/or behavioral problems, including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, impulse control disorders, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorders.
The program provides a multi-disciplinary approach under the direction of an attending psychiatrist and provides:
• A safe and structured treatment environment
• Psychiatric Evaluation
• Physical Examination
• Group Therapy
• Family Therapy
• Health and Nutrition Education
• Activity and Recreational Therapy
• Medication Management
• Individualized Discharge and Aftercare Planning.

Adult Acute Inpatient Program:

The Adult Acute Inpatient Program is specialized to meet the needs of individuals experiencing high levels of dysfunction and severe psychiatric problems that require a secure, therapeutic environment 24 hours a day. Patients receive a comprehensive evaluation, medication management and a full range of individual, group and family therapy. The approach to treatment ensures the highest level of quality and effective services from an interdisciplinary team to successfully transition patients back to their family, home and community.
The programs provide a multi-disciplinary approach and are administered under the direction of an attending psychiatrist to include:
•A safe and structured treatment environment
•Psychiatric Evaluation
•Physical Examination
•Medication Management
•Group and Individual Therapy
•Family Therapy
•Health and Nutrition Consultation and Education
•Activity and Recreational Therapy
•Individualized Discharge and Aftercare Planning

Adult Affective Disorders Program:

We are pleased to offer a unique, evidence-based inpatient treatment program specifically created for adults suffering from affective disorders such as depression, anxiety, bipolar or PTSD.
Utilizing techniques based on Solution Focused Brief Therapy and mindfulness, patients are encouraged to focus on solutions – rather than problems – that will result in realistic and reasonable relief as quickly as possible.
While creating a positive, supportive environment, yet offering enough challenge and guidance to effect behavioral change, patients become empowered to create a life worth living, with the ultimate goal to heal, empower and return the individual to their life as soon as realistically possible.

Partial Hospitalization Program:

The Partial Hospitalization Program at Suncoast Behavioral Health Center is an outpatient level of care offering access to a safe, structured environment enabling each patient to return home to maintain their family/personal relationships. The program is provided five days a week, designed for individuals who require coordinated, intensive, comprehensive, and interdisciplinary treatment planning and services. The individual that is most appropriate for this level of care may have impairment in psychosocial functioning and/or a deteriorating psychiatric diagnosis. Family involvement is a key component of the recovery process; it is important that family members become active participants in the therapeutic process as the patient will return home daily.
Treatment Components
• Comprehensive Psychiatric Evaluation
• Psychosocial Assessment
• Treatment Planning
• Medication Management
• Group Therapy
• Discharge Planning



It is evident that in the current economic climate more people are finding it harder to cover living costs, afford health insurance and are struggling to pay for necessary medicines. In addition many people have been denied Social Security or have been waiting for years to be approved and cannot afford prescription costs.

If you do not or cannot work and have low income you should certainly apply for Disability, Medicaid, and Food Stamps. Other resources include Generics at very low prices that are available from on line pharmacies who cater to low income families, and Patient Assistance programs offered by the Drug Manufacturers.
Help is available:
Martina Atkins has compiled a list of websites that can help with medications and other assistance: offers assistance with generic medications and benzodiazepines (currently not covered by Medicare's Part D prescription plans); 90 and 180 day supplies are available at very reasonable prices.

An individual with an annual income of less than $32,490 would qualify for help. offers brand and generic medications, as well as information on patient assistance programs. is the website for applying for Medicaid, and food stamps and other financial assistance. There is an on-line screening process to determine if you qualify; everyone with low incomes and small assets should fill out the required forms for application.
is the website for applying for disability; it is important to give as much information as possible, since one-word answers are generally insufficient for success with the process.
   When applying for these programs you will need to provide information such as proof of household income, assets, Medical Records etc., It is important for you to keep copies of all information sent to any of the above.
  Most of the Drug Manufactures offer Free Medicines to those that can prove Low Income.
Enter the name of the Prescription Drug into your search engine to ascertain the manufacturer, and locate their home page. You should find a link to their assistance programs. Martina will be pleased to help you further with these programs including how to apply. You can contact her via the NAMI Manatee County HELP LINE (941) 758 3562 or by email at NAMImail


Full Lists of Drug Manufacturers, their respective products and Contact Numbers


NAMI Prescription Drug Patient Assistance Programs and manufacturers list.



Dr. Cutler and Dr. Zaglul are currently enrolling for the following studies:
  Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), ages 6-12;
  Bipolar Child Adolescent, ages 10 to 17 (FDA approved medication), must have symptoms of depression for 4 weeks; Depression or Attention Deficit.
Child & Adolescent, ages 7-17 (FDA approved medication);
  Schizophrenia, ages 18 to 60 (52 week outpatient study) (FDA approved medication), must have 1 year History of Schizophrenia;
  Schizophrenia, ages 18-75 (6 week inpatient study);
  Depression, ages 18-65;
Bipolar, ages 18-65, must have diagnosis of Bipolar I or II Depressed;
Bipolar, ages 18-65, must have diagnosis of Bipolar I Mixed/Manic (3 week inpatient study);
  Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), ages 18-55 (FDA approved medication), must currently be on FDA approved stimulant medication.

For information, call: Ginger Moritz (941)747-7900. You may also check out the Center's website at

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