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St. Johns County

sandra jackson

St. Johns County

Sandra Jackson

VP, St. Johns County Services
1880 San Sebastian View
St. Augustine, FL, 32084

Medication Management

The Physician Services Medication Outpatient Program (Med Management) provides medical and clinical support services to individuals with severe and persistent mental illness and co-occurring disorders. The goal is recovery and reconnection to the community. Services include psychiatric evaluation, treatment planning, medication management, nursing services, therapy, and targeted case management. The St. Augustine clinic also provides services to children and adolescents. 

Zero Suicide Care Coordination*
Zero Suicide Care Coordination is a multi-county initiative to provide services that specifically addresses clients in jail or veterans, ages 25 or older, who have a history of suicidal ideation or attempts. This program, which began in September of 2018, has allowed SMA Healthcare to hire a Zero Suicide Care Coordinator in each of the four counties that SMA Healthcare offers services in. The Zero Suicide Care Coordinators work with their local county jail and hospital to provide Care Coordination.


Projects Assisting in Transition out of Homelessness (PATH) provides services to adults ages 18 years or older. Services are provided in the office and community. The PATH treatment team consists of: PATH Case Managers and Senior Director of Case Management. The goal of PATH is to provide necessary linkages to homeless service providers and assist clients in accessing stable housing options that will help them to become self-sufficient. The program consists of weekly contacts 90 days post-housing, either by phone or in person.   

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Therapy for Adolescents and Adults

MH Therapy (OP):

Serves children, adolescent, and adults with any mental health diagnosis. MH Therapy targets symptoms management, coping skills and improving healthy relationships and quality of life. Services include individual therapy, group therapy, individualized treatment plans and treatment plan reviews all provided by a licensed or master’s level therapist. Based on individual preference, family participation in treatment, family educational and counseling services are provided to support the family and quality of life. 

SA Therapy (OP):

Adult Outpatient is for adults 18 years old and older who are participating in DUI, dependency drug courts, probation, court order, child welfare system, and voluntary. AOP Services provide individual therapy, group therapy, individualized treatment plans and treatment plan reviews all provided by a licensed or master’s level therapist. Family participation in treatment is encouraged, and family educational and counseling services are provided to support the family in the recovery process. Outpatient services allow the individual to remain active with work, family and the community while they participate in treatment.

Adolescent and Child Therapy (OP):

Adolescent Outpatient Program services include individual therapy with family involvement. Treatment is specifically directed toward repairing relationships, reducing impulsivity, developing social and life skills, and providing treatment interventions for the youth to remain substance-free. The clients served, receive comprehensive clinical services, which include SA evaluation, treatment planning, group and individual therapy, and support from Life Coach. The goals of the program include establishing long-lasting recovery from drugs and alcohol and rebuilding a person’s skills to facilitate recovery and reconnection to the community.


Florida Assertive Community Treatment program provides comprehensive support services to individuals who have severe and persistent mental illness and have had multiple psychiatric hospitalizations. Team members personally deliver a wide scope of services and crisis assessment and intervention 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. With most services being provided in the community, individuals who might otherwise be relegated to life-long hospital stays are able to maintain independent living in the community of their choice.

Drop-In Center

Located in Putnam and St. Johns Counties, SMA Healthcare’s Drop-in Centers are available to anyone 18 years of age or older with behav­ioral health issues. These drop-in centers provide a safe and supportive place where those struggling with behavioral health issues can socialize with others, learn new skills, and participate in various activities. The Drop-in Center hours of operation are Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

*denotes a Community-Based service