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State Mental Health Treatment Facilities

Northeast Florida State Hospital (NEFSH)

Frequently Asked Questions

This page of questions is designed to assist you in finding answers to your questions about Mental Health. Should you have a question that is not answered here, please feel free to submit your question to us and we will provide you with an answer as soon as possible. We are committed to providing you with the information necessary to help you understand and make informed decisions about mental health issues.

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  1. What is the role of Northeast Florida State Hospital?
    To provide continuous service to people whose mental health needs cannot be met in community based programs or whose needs require a residential treatment environment with specialized programs and services that promote the successful return of individuals into community living.

  2. How much does it cost for treatment?
    Fees are assessed on a sliding scale based on the individual's ability to pay.

  3. What ages do you accept?
    Adults, 18 years of age and older residing in the 30 county area of the Department of Children and Families who require long-term inpatient hospitalization.
  4. What times are visiting hours?
    For a complete list of the visiting days and times please refer to the Visiting Rules And Schedules.

  5. How do I go about getting a person admitted?
    A referral must be made by the Mental Health Center. There must not be a less restrictive environment available and the person must be primarily mentally ill and pose a danger to him/her self or others.