Category: Meridian


Meridian Awarded Implementation and Expansion Grant for Criminal Justice, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Program in Levy County

Meridian was awarded an initial planning grant for this program in 2018 Gainesville, Fla. – Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. has been awarded a $450,000 grant over three years from the Criminal Justice, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Reinvestment Grant (CJMHSAG) for program implementation and expansion in Levy County. After initially receiving a planning grant in …

Meridian has received a $4 million Federal Grant that designates us as a Certified Community Behavioral Healthcare Center (CCBHC)

This grant recognizes and supports the critical need for comprehensive and coordinated healthcare for those effected by mental health and substance use disorders. For Immediate Release Gainesville, Fla. – Meridian Behavioral Healthcare has been awarded a $4 million grant over two years from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to expand and …

Co-responder program leads to fewer arrests and more treatment for mental health

by Taniqua PennixFriday, April 9th 2021 Gainesville, Fla — Meridian’s Co-Responder program is a partnership between law enforcement and mental health specialists. The Vice President of Meridian Healthcare’s Diversion and Recovery services, Jeremiah Alberico, said the program began in 2018 with the Gainesville Police Department and expanded their outreach to Alachua County in 2020. A …

Meridian Now Offering On-Demand Care 24/7 Through Meridian Care Connection

This increased availability has been crucial during the COVID-19 pandemic and services can now be accessed not only in-person, but, virtually via Telehealth For Immediate Release | March 16, 2021 For Information Contact: Joy Riddle * Joy_Riddle@mbhci.org * 352-262-2103 Gainesville, Fla. – Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. is continuing to enhance access to much-needed services to …

Help is available, coping with mental health during the pandemic

by Taniqua PennixThursday, March 18th 2021 Gainesville, Fla — According to the CDC nearly 40% of US adults reported struggling with mental health or substance abuse during the pandemic. Gainesville resident, Philip Floor, said like many people, he spent the last year isolated and feeling lonely. “In the beginning parts of the pandemic, it was …

Meridian Behavioral Healthcare Annual Report Reveals Sharp Rise In Telehealth Treatment

WUFT By Walter Harwood December 2, 2020 Health and Science The COVID-19 pandemic upended mental health and substance abuse treatment programs across the country. In Gainesville, a new report from Meridian Behavioral Healthcare details how treatment via telehealth massively increased in popularity during the first half of 2020. Meridian provides services to North Central Florida …

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