Northeast Florida State Hospital (NEFSH)

Reentry & Treatment Facility

Last Updated: May 24, 2019
7487 FL-121, MacClenny, FL 32063

NE FL State Hospital is for Reentry & Treatment Facility offenders sentenced up to twelve months.

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Satellite View of Northeast Florida State Hospital (NEFSH)

Northeast Florida State Hospital (NEFSH) basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 904-259-6211

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 a 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. Referrals are based upon community and regional priorities for admission. Bed utilization rate for FY 2011-12 was 98% for Civil and 100% for step-down individuals, with a total of 1,000 persons served in FY 2011-12. With a daily bed cost of $289.34 (FY2011-12), NEFSH provides 24-hour residential care at one of the lowest per diem rates in the country. This figure is all inclusive of the complex array of needs demonstrated by persons in treatment, including housing and meals, access to treatment professionals, care of physical health needs, transportation, and psychotropic medications.

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. Psychosocial rehabilitation centers, referred to as Recovery Centers on the NEFSH campus, focus on therapeutic interventions designed to develop and/or enhance skills necessary for problem-solving, building and maintaining social relationships, and functional life skills necessary for successful community living.

Business results from the 2011-12 fiscal year demonstrate continued success in the areas of customer satisfaction (90%) and length of stay (57% of discharges occurred within one year of admission). Since 1986, 477 continuous quality improvement projects addressing treatment approaches and support services have been conducted and are highlighted in the hospital's Annual Reports. The mission of the hospital is to: Provide comprehensive mental health recovery services to ensure a timely transition to the community.

Since 1959, Northeast Florida State Hospital (NEFSH) has provided continuous service to people whose mental health needs cannot be met in community-based programs or whose assessed needs require a residential treatment environment with specialized programs and services that promote the successful return of these individuals to community living as soon as possible. This facility is the largest provider of civil service in the State of Florida, operating 633 beds and serves residents from 30 of the 67 counties in Florida.

As a 2000 Governor's Sterling Award Winner for Organizational Performance Excellence and National Accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) in Nov. 2009 and Nov. 2012, our commitment to those whom we serve, as well as their families and loved ones, will continue to focus on ensuring that they never lose hope for a quality of life that they seek and deserve. Your involvement and support of these efforts is critical and appreciated by NEFSH and those whom we are privileged to serve.

Inmate Locator

Northeast Florida State Hospital (NEFSH) 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.

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Visitation Information

Northeast Florida State Hospital (NEFSH) - Visitation

Here you will find information primarily for persons with friends or loved ones who are residents of Northeast Florida State Hospital.

The following paragraphs explain the Visitation Rules and Schedules, Code of Behavior while visiting and information about the Hospitality House for extended visits.

If you are planning a visit, please review this information to ensure your visit is a pleasant one. If you should have any further questions about visitation, rules, and/or schedules, please contact the Community and Resident Relations Department at 904-259-6211, extension 1158.

Hospital Rules And Procedures For Visitors

  1. Visiting hours are:
    Monday - Friday, 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Weekends and Holidays, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and any two hours between 1:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  2. Families of individuals who are listed as critical in the acute care facility (Shady Oaks and 3C Building 12) may visit at any time, as approved by the Service Team.
  3. Minors, as defined by Florida Statute, are permitted as visitors only under the supervision of an adult and must have approval 10 business days prior to visiting.
  4. All visitors will stop at the visitor’s information booth, at the main entrance, where security personnel will log in the name of each person, the time of their arrival, and the Unit/Living Area they intend to visit. The visitor will be issued a visitor's pass.
  5. No visitor may bring cameras or video cameras to the campus, unless the visitor signs, in advance, the proper authorization form.
  6. No visitor may bring alcoholic beverages, drugs, or weapons to the campus. Violators may be subject to arrest.
  7. No tobacco products of any kind are allowed. NEFSH is a Tobacco Free Environment.
  8. No visitor may give cash to persons served. All cash, money orders & checks must be deposited into the persons account. NEFSH is a Cashless Society. Residents are not allowed to have cash on their person, tokens are used in place of cash while residents are in the hospital.
  9. Visitors and residents must use the Visitor Center for their visitation or designated visitor’s room, lobby, or area; respecting the right to reasonable privacy of communication, dependent upon the physical construction of the building, and availability of a private area.
  10. No visitor shall be allowed to routinely enter the general living area. This includes hallways, sitting rooms, bedrooms, chart room, storage room, etc., except in the case of a critical resident in the Lemonwood Village where visitors may be allowed access to the resident's bedroom as necessary.
  11. Visitors shall not have access to medical records without a properly signed authorization presented to the medical records custodian and may only review these records subject to provisions established by law.
  12. Each living area will maintain a visitor’s log to include name, address, and relationship of each individual visiting the resident.
  13. Day passes, based on a written physician's order, will be maintained on the living area chart and the original given to the responsible party.

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