Suncoast Behavioral Health Center complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. Suncoast Behavioral Health Center does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.

Suncoast Behavioral Health Center:

  • Provides free aids and services to people with disabilities to communicate effectively with us, such as:
    • Qualified sign language interpreters
    • Written information in other formats (large print, audio, accessible electronic formats, other formats)
  • Provides free language services to people whose primary language Is not English, such as:
    • Qualified interpreters
    • Information written in other languages

If you need these services, contact Cheryl Pearson, Civil Rights Coordinator at Suncoast Behavioral Health Center.

If you believe that Suncoast Behavioral Health Center has failed to provide these services or discriminated in another way on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex, you can file a grievance with Cheryl Pearson, 4480 51st Street West, Bradenton, FL, 34210, 941-251-5000, Fax number: 941-251-5030, E-mail: [email protected] You can file a grievance in person or by mail, fax or email. If you need help filing a grievance, Cheryl Pearson, is available to help you.

You can also file a civil rights complaint with the US Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights, electronically through the Office for Civil Rights Complaint Portal, available at https://ocrportal.hhs.gov/ocr/portal/lobby.jsf, or by mail or phone at:

US Department of Health and Human Services 200                                                           Independence Avenue, SW                                                                                                          Room 509F, HHH Building                                                                                              Washington, D.C. 20201                                                                                                          1-800-368-1019, 800-537-7697 (TDD)

Complaint forms are available at http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/office/file/index.html