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This list is divided into six categories:

For additional resources, consult the lists for neighboring counties.

EMERGENCY SERVICES

American Red Cross – Central Panhandle Chapter
Phone: (850) 763-6587
Website: http://www.redcross.org/fl/panama-city

Bay County Emergency Management
Phone: (850) 784-4000
Website:http://www.co.bay.fl.us/emergency/management.php

Bay County Fire Services
Phone: (850) 248-6040

Bay County Police Department
Phone: (850) 747-4700
Website: http://www.bayso.org/

Bay County Jail
Phone: (850) 785-5245

Salvation Army: Domestic Violence & Rape Crisis Program
Phone: (800) 252-2597 or (850) 763-0706
Website: http://www.salvationarmyflorida.org/panamacity/services/domestic- violence-rape-crisis-program/

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

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GENERAL RESOURCES

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. Human service agencies are also invited to request information to help their clients.
Phone: 211
Website: http://www.211panhandlehelpline.org

Bay County Contact List

Administration / County Manager (850) 248-8140
Budget Office (850) 248-8240
Builders’ Services (850) 248-8350
Code Enforcement (850) 248-8290
Cooperative Extension (850) 784-6105
Public Information (850) 248-8170
Emergency Services Department  
Animal Services – dispatch (850) 248-6034
Animal Services – shelter (850) 767-3333
Bay County Control (850) 784-4000
E911 Communications (850) 248-6040
Fire Services (850) 248-6040
Facilities Maintenance (850) 248-8120
Human Resources Department (850) 248-8201
Parks & Recreation (850) 784-4065
Planning & Zoning (850) 248-8250
Public Works Department  
     Engineering Division (850) 248-8301
     Mosquito Control (850) 784-4080
     Roads & Bridges Division (850) 248-8810
     Traffic Engineering (850) 248-8740

Purchasing & Contracts
(850) 248-8270
Risk Management (850) 248-8230
     ADA Coordinator: Eve Tooley, Risk Manager (850) 248-8230
Solid Waste Department  
     Solid Waste Management (850) 784-4028
     Incinerator Operations (850) 914-6248
     Landfill Division (850) 233-5062
     Recycling Education (850) 784-6127
Tourist Development 1-800-PCBEACH
Utility Services Department (850) 248-5010
     Drinking Water Division (850) 872-4785
     Laboratory Services (850) 872-4134
     Water & Wastewater Divisions (850) 872-4785
Veterans’ Services (850) 248-8280

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/

Bay County Council on Aging
“Provides programs and services to enable senior adults to remain active, healthy and independent, preventing inappropriate institutionalization.”
Phone: (850) 769-3468
Website: http://www.baycouncilonaging.org/

Catholic Charities of Panama City
“Provides professional programs to enhance and preserve the lives of all people. Services include casework, counseling, emergency assistance, transitional shelter, adoption, and parenting classes.”
Phone: (850) 763-0475
Website: http://ccnwfl.org/panama-city-regional-office/

Habitat for Humanity, Inc. – Panama City
“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) 215-2289
Website: http://www.habitatbay.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/

Learn to Read of Northwest Florida
“Utilizes carefully trained volunteers to provide reading and writing instruction to adults reading at low levels and to those learning English as a second language.”
Phone: (850) 432-4347
Website: http://learntoreadnwf.org/

Panama City Crisis Line Life Management Center
Phone: (850) 522-4485
Website: http://www.lifemanagementcenter.org/

Salvation Army
Lynn Haven: (850) 769-5259
Panama City: (850) 769-7788

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 Northwest Florida
“Supports 42 community building programs helping children, youth, and families in 6 counties by making a real difference in people's lives.”
Phone: (850) 785-7521
Website: http://www.unitedwaynwfl.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
The most accurate internet database of county government offices in the United States. Use our website to locate you county assessor, board of elections, chamber of commerce, child support offices, colleges, coroners, courts, and much more, with all relevant details.
Website: http://www.countyoffice.org

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CHILDREN'S SERVICES

Bay Medical Center
“Provides regional medical services to persons birth to 18 years regardless of financial status, with funding assistance through Sacred Heart Foundation.”
Phone: (850) 769-1511
Website: http://www.baymedical.org/

Boy Scouts of America – Gulf Coast Council
Phone: (888) GULF-BSA or (850) 476-6336
Website: http://www.gulfcoastcouncil.org/

Boys & Girls Clubs of Bay County
Phone: (850) 763-2076
Website: http://www.bgcbay.com/

Children's Home Society of Florida – Emerald Coast
“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) 747-5411
Website: http://www.chsfl.org/

Florida Department of Children and Families, Circuit 14

Phone: (850) 872-7648
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) 873-3999
Website: http://www.gscfp.org/

Gulf Coast Children's Advocacy Center
Phone: (850) 872-7760
Website: http://www.gulfcoastcac.org/Index.aspx

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SERVICES

Bay County Domestic Violence Task Force, Inc.
Phone: (850) 522-4485 Ext# 1611
Website: http://baycountydv.memberlodge.org/

Florida Abuse Hotline
Phone: 1-800-96-ABUSE

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

Panama City Rescue Mission Inc.
“It operates two residential facilities; one for men at 609 Allen Avenue with a capacity of 73 beds for men, and a home at 1313 E 11th Street with 53 beds for women and children.”
Phone: (850) 769-0783
Website: http://pcrmission.org/

Salvation Army: Domestic Violence & Rape Crisis Program
Phone: (800) 252-2597 or (850) 763-0706
Website: http://www.salvationarmyflorida.org/panamacity/services/domestic-violence-rape-crisis-program/

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HEALTH SERVICES

Bay AIDS Services & Information Coalition (BASIC) of Northwest Florida
Phone: (850) 785-1088
Website: http://www.basicnwfl.org

Bay County Health Department
Website: http://www.floridahealth.gov/CHD/Bay/Index.html

Phone:

Main Switchboard (850) 872-4455
For Appointments (850) 872-4455 ext 7232
Administration (850) 872-4455 ext 1216 or ext 1218
Environmental Health (850) 872-4660 ext 7237
Nursing (850) 872-4455 ext 7286
WIC Information & Appointments (850) 872-4666
After Hours (850) 872-4720

Bay Medical Center Sacred Heart Health System
Phone: (850) 769-1511
Website: http://www.baymedical.org

Bay Walk-In Clinic Inc.
Phone: (850) 763-9744
Website: http://www.baywalkin.com

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) 785-3040
Website: http://www.covenanthospice.org/

Emerald Coast Behavioral Hospital
Phone: (850) 763-0017
Website: http://www.emeraldcoastbehavioral.com

Emerald Coast Urgent Care
Phone: (850) 236-8655
Website: http://emeraldcoasturgentcare.com

Gulf Coast Medical Center
Phone: (850) 769-8341
Website: http://gcmc-pc.com

PanCare Community Health Center-Bay County
2309 E. 15th Street Panama City, FL 32401
Phone: (850) 747-5272
Website: http://www.pancarefl.org

Panama City Surgery Center
Phone: (850) 769-3191
Website: http://www.pcsurgery.org

Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf
Phone: (850) 229-5600
Website: http://www.sacredheartonthegulf.org

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.
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/

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MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES

Access Recovery Solutions
“We provide evidence-based, effective, outpatient addiction and behavioral health treatment solutions for adults, adolescents and families in Panama City, and the Florida Panhandle. If you are in need of alcoholism treatment or drug rehabilitation we can help! Our addiction recovery center is centrally located in Panama City, Florida off of Jenks Avenue between 23rd Street and Baldwin Road.”
Phone: (850) 522-1516

Emerald Coast Behavioral Hospital
“We specialize in child, adolescent, adult, active military/veteran, and geriatric psychiatry.”
Phone: (850) 763.0017
Website: http://emeraldcoastbehavioral.com/

Chemical Addictions Recovery Effort (CARE)
“A drug-free workplace that is vitally concerned with the most professional services available for substance abuse, prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery in our community.”
Phone: (850) 872-7676
Website: http://www.care4000.com/

Mental Health America of Bay County
Phone: (703) 684-7722 OR (800) 969-6642
Website: http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/

Mental Health Association of West Florida, Inc.
Provides information, education, and support programs to residents affected by mental illness.
Phone: (850) 438-9879
Website: http://www.mhawfl.org/

The Unlimited Path, Inc.
“The Unlimited Path has provided substance abuse treatment, mental health and re- entry services to clients in both community and residential settings in partnership with the Florida Department
of Corrections since 1995.”
Phone: 850.873.6415

Rehabs.com
“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

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