Health and Human Services

Fair Housing Public Meetings & Survey

Fair Housing Public Meetings St. Johns County is hosting two public meetings regarding fair housing for residents to provide feedback and complete a survey. The meetings will be held at 12 p.m. on November 8 at the Health and Human Services Building, 200 San Sebastian View, and at 6 p.m. on November 8 at the Solomon Calhoun Community Center, 1300 Duval Street. Fair Housing Meeting Notice

Fair Housing Survey St. Johns County is conducting a survey to garner feedback from residents regarding fair housing within the County. The purpose of the survey is to help identify whether barriers to fair housing choice exist in St. Johns County in the rental and real estate markets and the mortgage lending, insurance, and appraisal industries. Survey deadline is December 12. For more information, please call 904.827.6897. Fair Housing Survey

News & Announcements

HHS Independent Agency Funding Availability The application period for the St. Johns County Health and Human Services Department Independent Agency Funding Program closed on Friday, June 29, 2018. Please visit the Independent Agency Funding Program page for more information.

Free Prescription Savings Program – We're pleased to offer the Coast2Coast Rx Card program. Cardholders can save an average of 65% on prescription drugs. Discount Prescriptions Program

Our Department

The Board of County Commissioners funds the St. Johns County Health and Human Services Department, which offers social support and assistance to needy members of the community.

Our Divisions

Family Integrity Program (Community Based Care Division) provides foster and adoption services through a contract with the Florida Department of Children and Families.

Social Services assists clients by connecting them with a wide variety of resources to promote, protect, maintain and improve the health status of citizens.

Housing and Community Development is responsible for the promotion, development, preservation, and administration of affordable housing programs, initiatives and policies in St. Johns County.

Health and Human Services Advisory Council

The volunteer Health and Human Services Advisory Council advises the Board of County Commissioners on health, mental health, substance abuse and social matters. They also review funding applications for local independent agencies that provide services to St. Johns County residents and make recommendations to the County Commission.

St. Johns County Health Department

Additionally, the County Commission supports the St. Johns County Health Department, an agency of the Florida Department of Health. The Health Department provides a wide array of services including certain Medical Services, Health Education, Public Health Mobile Center, Child Dental Services, Nutrition Counseling, Environmental Health, and Children's Services.

Mental Health Services

St. Johns County Mental Health closed effective July 29th, 2011. As a result, the State of Florida has identified a new mental health provider for St. Johns County. A few details are outlined below:

Provider: Community Mental Health services in St. Johns County are now being provided by Stewart-Marchman-Act Behavioral Healthcare (SMABHC), effective February 1, 2012. For information, appointments, and mental health records contact (904) 209-6200. Putnam-St. Johns Behavioral Healthcare mental health records can also be obtained by contacting SMABHC.

Services: SMBHC provides mental and behavioral health services as well as substance abuse, residential and detox treatment services.

Location: St. Johns County Health and Human Services Center located at 200 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine, FL 32084.

 

Community Notices

Americans with Disabilities Act – In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, St. Johns County shall make available free sign language interperter services and other appropriate aids and services to customers or companions who are deaf or hard of hearing and request them. To request services, please call our office at (904) 209-6080. For questions in reference to Title II Procedures regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the St Johns County Compliance Officer, Katie Diaz at (904) 209-0650. For more information, please see Health and Human Services Auxiliary Aids Plan for Persons with Disabilities and Limited-English Proficiency and Auxiliary Aids Plan for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

Records Requests: Former patients of St. Johns County Mental Health may request their mental health records by contacting the Health and Human Services Department at (904) 209-6030, and completing a request form. Please note that it can take up to 30 days to fulfill a health record request and there may be an associated fee.