Northeast Florida State Hospital (NEFSH) is located in the city of Macclenny, Florida, 35 miles west of Jacksonville. NEFSH has provided continuous service to persons with severe and persistent mental illness since 1959. As a recipient of the Governor's Sterling Award for Organizational Performance Excellence in 2000, numerous Davis Productivity Awards, and CARF Accreditation in 2009, facility staff is ever mindful of the mission to provide comprehensive mental health treatment services to ensure timely and appropriate transition to the community.
Northeast Florida State Hospital serves the Department of Children and Families' Circuits 3 (minus Madison and Taylor Counties), 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 18, which include 30 of Florida's 67 counties. The facility employs 1,007 people and is the largest single employer in Baker County.
The facility operates 633 beds and is the largest state owned provider of psychiatric care and treatment to civilly committed individuals in Florida.
Based on standards of care for general health concerns, Service Planning standards, and best practices in psychosocial rehabilitation, recovery at NEFSH is addressed through a person-centered approach. Following a review of significant issues presented by the community upon admission, comprehensive evaluations and assessments, clinical observations, the strengths, needs, and desires of the individual and their long term view, a service plan is developed to guide treatments during the person's stay at NEFSH.
The mission of the hospital is to: Provide comprehensive mental health recovery services to ensure timely transition to the community.