Florida Epilepsy Alliance
Who we are
The Florida Epilepsy Alliance is a collaboration of four Epilepsy Programs whose mission is to provide services to persons with epilepsy in the community at large.
• More than 90% of clients receiving services for more than 12 months report improved seizure control.
• With fewer seizures, Emergency Room costs are reduced saving millions of dollars in ER costs per year statewide.
• Program participants can lead productive lives and become functioning and contributing members of society.
Florida Epilepsy Association of the Big Bend
A certified United Way Agency, the Epilepsy Association of the Big Bend (EABB) was established in 1989 as a non-profit 501(C)(3). EABB provides service throughout a 14-county area including Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Taylor, Wakulla and Washington. It is estimated that 10,600 people have epilepsy within this area.
We have offices in Tallahassee and Panama City and three full-time and two part-time employees including three case managers, an operations director, an executive director and many volunteers.
Florida Epilepsy Association’s Locations
Tallahassee: 1302 E. Sixth Avenue, Tallahassee, FL 32303 | (850) 222-1777
Panama City, FL: 1137 Harrison Ave, Suite 13, Panama City, FL 32401 | (850) 872-2998
Florida Epilepsy Services
A group of concerned parents founded Florida Epilepsy Services Inc. in 1973. It has grown from an organization that hosted support groups in one of the founder’s homes to providing critical services to persons and their families with epilepsy. The Epilepsy Services Program of Florida is sponsored by the Department of Health and United Ways of Tampa Bay and Central Florida, servicing the estimated 360,000 Floridians who are afflicted with this devastating disorder. Services include targeted case management; prevention education to groups, employers, and organizations; employment services; counseling; access to quality neurological medical treatment; and support groups.
Florida Epilepsy Services Locations:
Tampa: 3811 West Sligh Avenue, Tampa. FL | (813) 870-3414
Lakeland: 305 South Florida Avenue, Lakeland, FL. 33801-4623 | (863) 686-5880
Suncoast Epilepsy Association
Suncoast Epilepsy Association (SEA) is a local, non-profit organization, which is the sole provider of services to individuals affected by epilepsy in Pinellas and Pasco Counties. The agency was originally chartered by the State of Florida in 1973 and is a member of the Florida Epilepsy Service Providers Association (FESPA). The target population that we serve is estimated at 2% of the population or approximately 28,000 Pinellas and Pasco residents. Suncoast’s Case Management Program provides medical, counseling, education, advocacy and pre-vocational services to medically and financially needy individuals with epilepsy without regard to race, sex, religion, national origin, creed, or political persuasion. Suncoast’s Prevention and Education Program provides general epilepsy education, awareness of SEA services, and epilepsy prevention information to physicians, nurses, emergency first responders, school personnel and students, County Public Health units, employers, substance abusers, the elderly and their caregivers and the general public. Prevention is also a part of Suncoast’s education effort. This proactive program seeks to prevent some kinds of epilepsy by teaching how to avoid known causes and prevent additional seizures once epilepsy has been diagnosed, and prevent social and personal problems associated with epilepsy in our society.
Florida Epilepsy Services Locations:
Pinellas: 5700 54th Avenue North, 5700 54th Avenue North | (727) 546-2856
Pasco: 9851 State Road 54, New Port Richey, FL 34655 | (727) 375-7774
Epilepsy Services of Southwest Florida
The goal of the Epilepsy Services of Southwest Florida is to assist in the process of empowering our patients toward self -management in order to be able to lead as close to a normal life as possible. With appropriate and effective diagnosis and treatment we regularly experience this outcome. Epilepsy Services can provide these at-risk patients with medical, prescription and case management services at little to no cost. We are able to pay for these costs because we contract with local neurologists and other medical service providers to obtain the services at greatly reduced prices. Our doctors donate or substantially discount their services as do laboratories, medical suppliers and pharmaceutical companies. Our program has helped people with epilepsy deal with these issues for over 45 years. We provide critical medical attention including access to consultation with neurologists, diagnostic testing and assistance accessing medications to low income and uninsured individuals. Additionally, we offer case management, referrals to other community services and prevention and educational programs to the community at large.
Epilepsy Services of Southwest Florida Locations:
Sarasota: 1750 17th Street, Building I-2, Sarasota, Florida 34234 | (941) 953-5988
Bradenton: 3501 Cortez Road, Suite B-909, Bradenton, FL 34210 | (941) 752-6226
Ft. Myers: 4040 Palm Beach Blvd. Suite D, Fort Myers, FL 33916 | (239) 275-4838
Naples: 852 First Avenue South, Suite 113, Naples, FL 34102 | 239-649-7430
The Florida Epilepsy Alliance
Works with thousands of clients in 29 Florida counties to:
- Navigate their diagnosis
- Sponsor medical services
- Access prescription assistance
- Connect with community resources
- Advocate for epilepsy programs and resources
- Educate communities
- Promote prevention
- Provide hope and support