Health Care Services

The Health Care Services Section of the Neighborhood Services Department provides oversight and monitoring to safety-net health services and programs provided to low-income (< 200%) and uninsured residents of Manatee County. County assistance is provided to partnering agencies and community medical providers to provide access to medically necessary health care services to qualified individuals. Through community partnerships, county-funded services and state/federal match programs, Manatee County aims to provide increased access to affordable, high-quality medical and behavioral health services to those unable to purchase health insurance.

The Health Care Services Section provides access to safety-net health care services through the following:
  • Participation in Florida’s Low Income Pool (LIP) for uncompensated care provided at hospitals, FQHCs, and behavioral health centers
  • Manatee County Indigent Health Care Plan
  • Agreements with area health provider agencies
  • Partnerships with area community health providers and clinics
  • Manatee County Health Department
  • Patient Health Care Advocacy Program
Health Care Services Team

Joshua T. Barnett, MHS, MA, ICCDP-Diplomate
Section Manager

Pascale D. Edouard, MPH
Programs Manager

Stephanie Seiffert, MPH
Patient Health Care Coordinator

Health Care Advisory Board & Health Planning Council

Information to come for the following:
HCAB Recommendations - 2020
HCAB Recommendations – 2019
HCAB Recommendations – 2018
HCAB Recommendations - 2017

Community Health Boards, Consortia & Committees

Infectious Disease Elimination Act (IDEA) & County Ordinance – Syringe Exchange Program (SEP)
  • Propose IDEA/SEP services for Manatee County, FL
  • IDEA Ordinance for Manatee County
  • Florida’s IDEA for Syringe Exchange Program (SEP) services
Non-Profit Health Care Services

Each year, Manatee County Government accepts applications from not-for-profit agencies for the provision of health care services needed by Manatee County residents. Funding application and information.

Community Health Resources