Florida – Okaloosa County

This list is divided into six categories:

  • Emergency Services,
  • General Resources,
  • Children’s Services,
  • Domestic Violence Services,
  • Health Services,
  • Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.

For additional resources, consult the lists for neighboring counties.


Okaloosa County Emergency Medical Services
Phone: (850) 651-7150
Website: http://www.co.okaloosa.fl.us/ps/ems

Okaloosa County Police Department
Administration Phone: (850) 651-7410
File Report or request deputy (non-emergency) North Okaloosa: (850) 689-5705
South Okaloosa: (850) 651-7400
Website: http://www.sheriff-okaloosa.org/

Okaloosa County Office of Emergency Management Resources
Phone: (850) 651-7150
Website: http://www.co.okaloosa.fl.us

• Fire Department 911
• Emergency Medical Services 911
• Sheriff Emergencies 911
• Panhandle Animal Welfare Society 850-244-0196
• Mosquito Control 850-651-7394
• Health Department 850-833-9245
• FEMA 1-800-525-0321 or 660-8005
• Red Cross 850-314-0316
• FL Dept. of Emergency Management 850-413-9900

Florida Division of Emergency Management
This website contains valuable information about hoe Florida residents and visitors to the state can prepare for disasters and how citizens can become more involved in the community.
Phone (800) 342-3557
Website: http://www.floridadisaster.org

Community Emergency Response Team

CERT educates residents about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.
Phone (850) 414-8538
Website: http://www.floridadisaster.org/citizencorps


2-1-1 Panhandle Helpline
COPE’s 211 staff will listen to your request and point you in the right direction. Inquiries may be made by people with disabilities, their family and friends, and members of the community at large.
Phone: 211
Website: http://www.211panhandlehelpline.org

American Red Cross – Northwest Florida Chapter
Phone: (850) 432-7601 or (800) 773-7620
Website: http://www.redcross.org/fl/pensacola

Bay Area Food Bank, Inc.
“Feeding America member distributing food through charitable organizations in Alabama, Florida and Mississippi Gulf Coast Counties and providing food to children in enrichment programs.”
Phone: (850) 626-1332
Website: http://www.bayareafoodbank.org/

Catholic Charities of Fort Walton Beach
“Offers family and individual counseling, pregnancy counseling, adoption services and emergency financial/material assistance to all in need regardless of religion, race or national origin.”
Phone: (850) 244-2825
Website: http://ccnwfl.org/fort-walton-beach/

Elder Care Services (RSVP)
“Provides opportunities for persons to improve their community through volunteer placement and services.”
Phone: (850) 833-9165
Website: http://www.elder-services.org/

Habitat for Humanity, Inc. – Okaloosa County
“Constructs decent, affordable housing for low-income families using volunteer labor, donated land and materials. Houses are sold at cost with a no-interest mortgage.”
Phone: (850) 315-0025
Website: http://www.habitatfwb.org/

Harvest House, Inc.
“Provides food and clothing to families, individuals, and homeless that are experiencing difficult times. Established since 1985.”
Phone: (850) 837-2277
Website: http://www.harvesthousedestin.org/

Independence for the Blind of Northwest Florida
“Teaches independent living skills, computer and adaptive technology, and vocational training to people who are blind or visually impaired so they achieve maximum independence.”
Phone: (850) 477-2663
Website: http://www.ibwest.org/

Life Enrichment Senior Center
Phone: (850) 892-8746

Okaloosa Walton Homeless Continuum Care / Opportunity, Inc.
Phone: (850) 409-3070
Website: http://www.okaloosawaltonhomeless.org/

Salvation Army – Fort Walton Beach
“Provides food, clothing, shelter, disaster services, emergency financial assistance and case management to the poor and homeless.”
Phone: (850) 243-4531
Website: http://www.salvationarmyflorida.org/fortwalton/

Tri-County Community Council
“Our agency is a non-profit organization with a vision to unite the public and private sectors improving the quality of life for individuals and families.” Phone: (800) 395-2696 or (850) 547-3689
Website: http://www.tricountycommunitycouncil.com/

United Way of Okaloosa/Walton Counties
“All support to United Way contributes greatly to quality life, human health and welfare in Okaloosa-Walton Counties through 33 local agencies.”
Phone: (850) 243-0315
Website: http://www.united-way.org/

Walton Okaloosa Council on Aging
“Plans, coordinates, and funds home and community-based social services for elders, while serving as an informational focal point and advocate for that group.”
Phone: (850) 494-7100
Website: http://www.nwflaaa.org/

FLASH – Federal Alliance for Safe Homes
The nonprofit FLASH is the country’s leading consumer advocate for strengthening homes and safeguarding families from natural and manmade disasters.
Phone (877) 221-7233
Website: http://www.flash.org

County Office
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Website: http://www.countyoffice.org


AMIkids Emerald Coast
“An alternative education, treatment and adventure based, behavior modification program serving at-risk teens and families in Okaloosa County.”
Phone: (850) 244-2711
Website: http://amikidsemeraldcoast.org/

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida
“Provides one-to-one mentoring for children and youth primarily from single parent families with adult role models.”
Phone: (850) 664-5437
Website: http://www.bbbsnwfl.org/

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast
“Focuses on education, fostering good character, and promoting healthy lifestyles. Programs include homework assistance, physical fitness, leadership development, and post high school goal-setting.”
Phone, Fort Walton Beach: (850) 862-1616 or Destin: (850) 833-3132
Website: http://www.bgcec.com/

Children in Crisis
“Caring people working together to provide homes and establish hope to the abused, neglected and abandoned children of our community.”
Phone: (850) 864-4242
Website: http://www.childrenincrisisfl.org/

Children’s Home Society of Florida – Pensacola / Western Panhandle
“Private non-profit child welfare organization that provides services for adoption, teen services, family crisis intervention, case management, counseling, foster care for children and their families.”
Phone: (850) 266-2700
Website: http://www.chsfl.org/

Children’s Volunteer Health Network, Inc.
“We facilitate free, immediate access to medical, dental, vision, and mental health services for uninsured and underinsured children in Walton and Okaloosa Counties.”
Phone: (850) 622-3200
Website: http://www.cvhnkids.org/

Early Learning Coalition of Okaloosa & Walton Counties
“The mission of The Coalition is to promote a collaborative school readiness and early childhood service system, to deliver an integration of cognitive, social/emotional and physical development experiences that increase children’s opportunities for success.”
Phone: (850) 833-3627
Website: http://www.elc-ow.org/

Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center, Inc.
“Provides services to child victims of physical and sexual abuse, to include mental health counseling at no cost to the child or their family.”
Phone: (850) 833-9237
Website: http://www.eccac.org/

Florida Department of Children and Families, Circuit 1
Phone: (850) 595-8200
Website: http://www.myflfamilies.com/

Girl Scouts Council of the Florida Panhandle
“Provides an informal educational program for girls 5-17 years of age.” Phone: (850) 434-1333
Website: http://www.gscfp.org/

Judge Ben Gordon, Jr. Family Visitation Center
“Provides supervised visitation and safe exchanges for children affected by abuse, neglect and domestic violence in a secure and nurturing environment with trained professionals.”
Phone: (850) 609-1850
Website: http://www.familyvisitationcenters.org/

Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital / Sacred Heart Foundation
“Provides regional medical services to persons birth to 18 years regardless of financial status, with funding assistance through Sacred Heart Foundation.”
Phone: (866) 591-3600 or (850) 278-3000
Website: http://www.sacredheartemerald.org/

Guardian ad Litem
The Guardian ad Litem Program’s sole mission is to advocate for the best interests of dependent children. The practical aim of our advocacy is to achieve the most safe and positive outcomes for them.
Phone: (850) 922-7213
Website: http://www.guardianadlitem.org


Domestic Violence Therapists in Okaloosa County
Website: http://therapists.psychologytoday.com/rms/prof_results.php?county=Okaloosa&spec=181

Florida Abuse Hotline
Phone: (850) 595-8200 OR 1 (800) 962-2873
Website: http://www.fcadv.org/

Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence State Wide Hotline
Phone: (800) 500-1119

Shelter House, Inc.
Domestic Violence Shelter
Phone: (800) 44-ABUSE or (850) 863-4777
Website: http://www.shelterhousenwfl.org/


Baker Family Medical Center
Phone: (850) 537-2700
Website: http://www.nfmc.org

Bridgeway Center, Inc.
Non-profit health and psychological health; serving children, adults, and families, including those who have historically faced barriers to quality care.
Phone: (850) 833-7500
Website: http://www.bridgewaycenter.org/

Covenant Hospice
“A non-profit healthcare organization providing physician, nursing, psychosocial, spiritual, bereavement, and volunteer services to terminally-ill patients and their loved ones.”
Phone: (850) 682-3628
Website: http://www.covenanthospice.org/

Crestview Urgent Care/ Walk-in-Clinic
Phone: (850) 398-8668
Website: http://www.crestviewurgentcare.com

Fort Walton Beach Medical Center
Phone: (850) 862-1111
Website: http://www.fwbmc.com

Okaloosa County Health Department
Website: http://www.doh.state.fl.us/chdokaloosa/

Crestview Location
Clinic Appointments (850) 689-7808
Dental Appointments (850) 689-5593
WIC Appointments (850) 689-7858
Environmental Health (850) 689-7859
Fort Walton Beach Location
Clinic Appointments (850) 833-9246
WIC Appointments (850) 833-9254
Environmental Health (850) 833-9247
Vital Statistics (850) 833-9255
School Health (850) 833-9240 x 2363
Business Office (850) 833-9233

Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital / Sacred Heart Foundation
“Provides regional medical services to persons birth to 18 years regardless of financial status, with funding assistance through Sacred Heart Foundation.”
Phone: (866) 591-3600 or (850) 278-3000
Website: http://www.sacredheartemerald.org/

White-Wilson Medical Center
Phone: (850) 863-8100
Website: http://www.white-wilson.com

Florida Developmental Disabilities Council, Inc.
“The Florida Developmental Disabilities Council was established in 1971 to help plan individual and family-centered supports for persons with disabilities in Florida.”
Phone (800) 580-7801
Website: http://www.fddc.org

Agency for Persons with Disabilities
The ADP works in partnership with local communities and private providers to assist people who have developmental disabilities and their families. ADP also provides assistance in identifying the needs of people with developmental disabilities for supports and services.
Phone (850) 487-1992
Website: http://www.apdcares.org

Rheumatoid Arthritis
“The Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Network (RASN) is dedicated to providing up- to-date information and resources for rheumatoid arthritis patients. Our goal is simple. We want RA patients to know their options and fully understand their diagnosis. You can take steps, right now, to improve symptoms and your quality of life.”
Phone: 1(800) 405-4043
Website: https://www.rheumatoidarthritis.org


Bridgeway Center, Inc.
Non-profit health and psychological health; serving children, adults, and families, including those who have historically faced barriers to quality care.
Phone: (850) 833-7500
Website: http://www.bridgewaycenter.org/

Community Drug and Alcohol Council, Inc. – Fort Walton Beach
“Provides prevention and intervention services in the form of community-based outreach programs, after school programs, counseling and aftercare.”
Phone: (888) 994-9944 or (850) 434-2724
Website: http://cdac.info/

Mental Health Association of Okaloosa & Walton Counties
“Promotes mental health treatment, education, and research. Links child and adult treatment services to callers. Purchases emergency psychiatric medications, provides free depression screenings and professional speakers.”
Phone, Okaloosa: (850) 244-1040
Website: http://www.mhaow.org/

“Rehabs.com was founded in 2011 with two goals in mind: to provide information for those suffering with substance abuse and behavioral addictions – either personally or through loved ones – and to connect those people with the treatment programs that can help them.”
Phone: 1(888) 823-3169
Website: http://www.rehabs.com/guides/substance-abuse-and-anxiety-disorders