Flagler County is regularly criticized for its lack of mental health services for residents. Enter SMA Healthcare, Flagler Health+ and Flagler County, who have all partnered to celebrate the opening of the Flagler Access Center.
Located at 103 E. Moody Blvd in Bunnell, the Flagler Access Center will provide an open door for education, screening, and connection to behavioral healthcare services in the area.
According to an article recently published in the Palm Coast Observer, Flagler County officials were notified in June 2021 that the state would fund its top legislative priority: $245,000 to create a mental health access point. The Board of County Commissioners pledged to bolster the funding by $300,000 with money made available by the federal government through the American Rescue Plan.