Level-of-Care Evaluations

Suncoast Behavioral Health Center, located in Bradenton, Florida, provides behavioral health services for children and adolescents. Before a youth is admitted to the facility, we conduct a level of care evaluation to:

  • Identify psychiatric issues and symptoms
  • Discuss treatment options
  • Provide confidential crisis intervention
  • Assist in determining the most appropriate level of care

Referral Process

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

Baker Act

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 involuntary examination if:

  • There is reason to believe he or she is mentally ill
  • Because of mental illness, he or she refuses an exam or is unable to determine whether an exam is necessary.
  • He or she is a serious danger to self or others
  • He or she is likely to suffer from neglect or harm in current behavior

Give Us a Call

For a confidential assessment or to refer a patient, dial 941-251-5000. We are here 24 hours a day, seven days a week to respond to calls. 

In case of medical emergency, please dial 911 or seek the nearest emergency room right away.