More psych beds needed

AHCA has published the need for adult, children and adolescent psychiatric beds as well as adult substance abuse beds for July 2025. The agency says there’s a need for 24 new adult and seven new children psych beds in Escambia, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Walton counties.

Meanwhile, there’s a need for 26 new adult psych beds in Alachua, Bradford, Citrus, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Hernando, Lafayette, Lake, Levy, Marion, Putnam, Sumter, Suwannee, and Union counties.

There’s a need for 16 children and psychiatric beds in Brevard, Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties.