Evaluations & Referrals

Suncoast Behavioral Health Center provides behavioral health services for individuals of all ages. We have qualified, mental health professionals available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to:

  • Facilitate a comprehensive needs mental health assessment
  • Discuss treatment options
  • Provide confidential crisis intervention
  • Assist in determining the most appropriate level of care

Referrals are made by family members, physicians, mental health providers, community agencies, judges, lawyers and law enforcement officials. Self-referrals are also accepted,

Suncoast Behavioral Health Center is a designated Baker Act receiving facility under the Florida Mental Health Law. A person can be taken to a Baker Act Receiving Facility for an involuntary examination if there is reason to believe that he or she is mentally ill and because of his or her mental illness has refused an exam or is unable to determine whether an exam is necessary. Persons can be “Baker Acted” if they are a serious danger to self or others, or if they are likely to suffer from neglect or harm if current behavior.


If you are in a crisis situation or need immediate assistance, call our 24 hour admissions line at 941-251-5000