Who are we?
Chautauqua Healthcare Services is a private, not-for-profit community mental health center in Walton County. We offer a comprehensive array of quality mental health and substance abuse treatment services, including outpatient counseling, adult residential services, prevention education, psychiatric treatment, crisis counseling, case management, screening and referral, and wellness programming for all ages.
Beginning in 1973 as the Walton County Guidance Clinic, with one program and a staff of two, Chautauqua Offices of Psychotherapy and Evaluation now serves more than 4,000 clients annually through 20 programs, and employs approximately 100 professional and support personnel.
Much of our daily activity involves counseling normal people with normal problems - in their marriages, with their children, at their jobs, and other situations which may cause stress or depression. Individual, group, or family therapy may be recommended depending upon the nature of the problem. Treatment helps many normal people understand their problems more fully and lead happier, more satisfying lives.
Chautauqua Healthcare Services are partially funded by Big Bend Community Based Care, Access Behavioral Health, Florida Department of Children and Families, Florida Department of Health, Families First Network, Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, and Walton County Board of County Commissioners.