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Epilepsy Services Program & Providers

Contact the Epilepsy Program

Epilepsy Services Program

The Epilepsy Services Program is a unique client collaboration that provides patient assistance and referrals, education, and prevention services to the public. Within the Epilepsy Services Program the Department contracts with organizations located throughout the state. While each organization may not have a physical office in each county, per their contract, they must provide services in each county, as specified in their agreement. This ensures every county resident is afforded the opportunity to access services provided under this program. The goal of this program is to increase the independency of  individuals with epilepsy, the knowledge of the public about epilepsy, the research behind this condition, and most importantly understand the neurological functions in individuals with epilepsy.

Florida Statutes 385.207(2)(a) states that the Department of Health shall establish with the office of the Deputy State Health Officer a program for the care and assistance of persons with epilepsy and promote and assist in the continued development and expansion of programs for the case management, diagnosis, care and treatment of such persons, including required pharmaceuticals, medical procedures, and techniques which will have a positive effect in the care and treatment of persons with epilepsy.

Epilepsy Services Providers

Any resident of Florida diagnosed with epilepsy, or is suspected of having epilepsy, and needs the program's services can apply to be a client.

The Epilepsy Services Program (ESP) provides prevention, education, and referral services to all residents. If the client needs medical services and the client's gross family income is at or below 100 percent of the federal poverty income guidelines, services are provided free of charge. If the client's gross family income is more than 100 percent of the federal poverty income guidelines, medical services are provided on a sliding fee scale.

By using the map below, you may hover over your county of residence to find the services provider nearest to you.

Florida Department of Health
Epilepsy Services of Southwest Florida
Epilepsy Services of West Central Florida
Suncoast Epilepsy Association
Epilepsy Association of Central Florida
Epilepsy Florida
Epilepsy Association of the Big Bend

Florida Department of Health

Epilepsy Services Program Manager

Address:
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A-18
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1744

Phone: 850-245-4330
FAX: 850-414-6625

The Epilepsy Services Program Manager is responsible for statewide program administration and coordination.

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Epilepsy Services of Southwest Florida

Kevin Linberg, Executive Director

Address:
1750 17th Street, Building I-2
Sarasota, FL 34234

Email: Klindberg@esswfl.org

Phone: 941-953-5988
FAX:941-366-5890

Counties served: Charlotte, Collier, Desoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Manatee and Sarasota

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Epilepsy Services of West Central Florida

Michael Brown, Executive Director

Address:
3811 West Sligh Avenue
Tampa, FL 33614

Email: mbrown@epilepsyservices.com
Website: www.epilepsyservices.com

Phone: 813-870-3414
FAX: 813-870-1321

Counties served: Hardee, Highlands, Hillsborough and Polk

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Suncoast Epilepsy Association

Patricia Anderson, Executive Director

Address:

2454 McMullen Booth Rd. Ste. #709
Clearwater, Florida, 33759

Email: panderson@suncoastepilepsy.org

Phone: 727-546-2856
FAX: 727-544-5912

Counties served: Pasco and Pinellas

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Epilepsy Association of Central Florida

Chuck Carmen, Executive Director

Address:
109 North Kirkman Road
Orlando, FL 32811

Email: chuck@epilepsyassociation.com

Phone: 407-422-1416
FAX: 407-423-0417

Counties served: Brevard, Orange, Osceola and Seminole

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Epilepsy Florida

Karen Basha Egozi, Chief Executive Officer

Address:
 7300 North Kendall Drive, Suite 760
Miami, FL 33156

Email: kegozi@efof.org

Phone: 305-670-4949
FAX: 305-670-0904

Counties served: Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Broward, Citrus, Clay, Columbia, Dade, Dixie, Duval, Escambia, Flagler, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Hernando, Indian River, Lafayette, Lake, Levy, Marion, Martin, Monroe, Nassau, Okaloosa, Okeechobee, Palm Beach, Putman, Santa Rosa, St. Lucie, St. Johns, Sumter, Suwannee, Union, Volusia and Walton

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Epilepsy Association of the Big Bend

Mandy Bianchi, Executive Director

Address:
1302 E. Sixth Ave.
Tallahassee, FL 32303

Email: mandy@eabb.org

Phone: 850-222-1777
FAX: 850-222-7440

Counties served: Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Taylor, Wakulla and Washington

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