North Florida Evaluation and Treatment Center (NFETC)

Reentry & Treatment Facility

Last Updated: May 24, 2019
1200 NE 55th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32641-2759

N FL Evaluation and Treatment Center is for Reentry & Treatment Facility offenders sentenced up to twelve months.

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North Florida Evaluation and Treatment Center (NFETC) basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 352-375-8484

Opened in 1976, the North Florida Evaluation and Treatment Center (NFETC) is operated as an evaluation and treatment center for people with mental illnesses who are involved in the criminal justice system.

Today NFETC has 193 beds open for the evaluation and treatment of residents who have major mental disorders. These residents are either incompetent to proceed to trial or have been judged to be not guilty by reason of insanity. Our mission is to evaluate, treat and discharge in a manner which ensures proper safety, security and respect of rights. We are a maximum security treatment facility, not a jail or prison.

The Center is a part of the mental health system in Florida which includes services ranging from outpatient community mental health treatment, hospitalization at a state hospital, and evaluation and treatment at NFETC.

What We Do

A team of psychiatrists, nurses, psychologists, counselors and paraprofessionals develops a recovery plan for the evaluation and treatment of each of our residents. We encourage Residents to take responsibility for themselves and their treatment. We believe each Resident must take an active role in his recovery.

We treat the men committed to us with dignity and respect while using a wide variety of treatment and rehabilitation techniques. Treatment may include medication, individual and group therapy, counseling, education, training, and behavioral management, as well as other therapeutic activities including art, music, recreation and horticulture.

We have a complete medical clinic for physical exams and routine medical and dental care. If a Resident needs hospitalization we use one of the local Gainesville hospitals.

We have a Canteen stocking many items from soft drinks to radios, a Shop where Residents can buy clothes and greeting cards, a barber shop and laundry facilities.

The SAMH Program is the legislatively appointed state authority for substance abuse, mental health, and methadone designation. The program is governed by Chapters 394 and 397 of the Florida Statutes and is responsible for the oversight of a statewide system of care for the prevention, treatment, and recovery of children and adults with serious mental illnesses or substance abuse disorders.

Inmate Locator

North Florida Evaluation and Treatment Center (NFETC) publishes the names of their inmates currently in their facility in Florida. Your search should start with this locator first to see if your loved one is there.

The second box is the InmateAid Inmate Search. This database of inmates is user-generated content for the purpose of accessing and utilizing any or all of the InmateAid services. If you need our assistance creating your own inmate profile to keep in touch, email us at and we will assist you in locating your inmate.

As a last resort, you might have to pay for that information if we do not have it. The Arrest Record Search will cost you a small amount, but their data is the freshest available and for that reason they charge to access it.

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Visitation Information

North Florida Evaluation and Treatment Center (NFETC) - Visitation

Visiting A Resident

They encourage visits by relatives or friends at the Center because we believe a support system is important to the morale and recovery of our Residents. There are rules must be followed in order to have a safe, secure and rewarding visit. If there is something you do not understand please ask staff for help or clarification. Their lobby has a suggestion box if you want to give us ideas for improvements.

Times To Visit:

Our visits take place in the Visitor's Lounge. We are available for visits any day of the week. On weekends and holidays, no appointment is necessary. Because of meal times for the residents we have set visiting hours from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM and from 1:00 PM to 4:45 PM. On weekdays, please make an appointment with the resident's Counselor at least 48 hours in advance. Visits are normally limited to two hours.

Things To Remember:

  1. Tobacco products and smoking are NOT permitted in any of the Center's buildings.
  2. When arriving, visitors may be asked to take a number in the lobby; this will determine their turn to visit.
  3. Visitors may wait in our lobby. Processing visitors often takes time, but we work hard to prevent unnecessary delays.
  4. Please bring picture identification with you such as a driver's license or passport and plan to leave it with the Security Officer while you visit.
  5. In order to ensure everyone's safety, please be prepared to be searched and to have any parcels searched before the visit.
  6. We may impose a limit of 4 people for each Resident.
  7. Please ensure the responsible behavior of children brought to the Center.
  8. The Security Officer supervising visitation can provide helpful hints to ensure a successful visit.
  9. Please do not come to visit while under the influence of illegal drugs or alcohol.
  10. Visitors are not allowed to bring food or drink into the visitation area.
  11. If visitors leave money for a Resident please give it to Security, not the resident.
  12. Please do not offer gifts to Residents or Staff.
  13. Each Resident has the right to refuse a visit.
  14. Give us suggestions on how we can improve.

What To Wear For Visiting:

Certain standards of dress are necessary. If visitors arrive with clothing that is too short, tight or revealing we will ask that more appropriate clothes be worn. Shirts with obscene or suggestive slogans or illustrations will be banned from visitation.

We ask that men wear shirts at all times and that women wear bras or other suitable garments. If it is more comfortable traveling in clothing that might be problematic during a visit, please bring a change of clothes for the visit. Visitors may use the restroom in the lobby to change.

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