Services by Location

Administrative Services:

4579 Northgate Court
Sarasota, FL 34234
941-366-5333


Behavioral Health Access Services:

Kreisman Crisis Unit 
1451 10th St.
Sarasota, FL 34236
941-552-1950


Case Management and Care Coordination Services
Mental Health and Substance Abuse: 

Kreisman Crisis Unit 
1451 10th St., Sarasota, Fla. 34236
941-366-5333

Sarasota Outpatient Office
1750 17th St., Suite J-2, Sarasota, Fla. 34234
941-366-5333

Manatee Outpatient Office
1144 Tallevast Road, Suite 112
Sarasota, Fla. 34243
941-753-1823

Venice Outpatient Office
166 Center Road
Venice, Fla. 34285
941-497-7742

North Port Office
12497 S. Tamiami Trail, Suite 4,
North Port, FL 34287
941-492-4300

Arcadia Outpatient Office
10 E Oak Street
Arcadia, FL 34266
863-494-1324

Crisis Support Services:

24-hour Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU)
Kreisman Crisis Stabilization Unit
1451 10th St.
Sarasota, FL 34236
941-364-9355

24-hour Detoxification/Addiction Receiving Facility
1726 18th St.
Sarasota, FL 34234
941-953-2519

Access Center
Kreisman Crisis Unit 
1451 10th St.
Sarasota, FL 34236
941-552-1950


Judicial / Forensic Services: 

Sarasota County Adult Forensic Services
1451 10th St.,
Sarasota, FL 34236
941-331-2530; 941-366-5333


Psychiatric Services:

Children and adults
Outpatient Clinical and Outpatient Medical 
1451 10th St., Sarasota, FL 34236
941-366-5333

North Port Office
12497 S. Tamiami Trail, Suite 4,
North Port, FL 34287
941-492-4300


Residential Services:

Adolescents — Compass Center
2208 Castillo Ave.,
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
941-639-5535

Adults — First Step Residential Services
4613 N. Washington Blvd.
Sarasota, FL 34234
941-366-5333

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