About Us

About Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare

Our Mission

To promote emotional wellness through psychiatric, mental health and substance abuse services and community education and awareness.

Our Vision

To deliver unmatched behavioral health services. The Organization will be a vital part of our community, committed to world class service and the provider of choice for First Coast residents and referrers. Our motto is “Healing Begins Here”.

Our History

Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare has served Nassau County and the surrounding communities since 1992, when it opened under the name Nassau County Mental Health Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Council, Inc. We are a private, not-for-profit agency providing psychiatric treatment, mental health counseling and substance abuse treatment. Our goal is to provide a coordinated approach to care that meets the individual needs of the client and addresses the total behavioral health needs of the community. Through collaborative efforts with other health care providers, we have created a robust treatment approach that includes private clinicians, family service agencies, the legal system, schools, clergy and hospitals.

Our Team

Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare has a team of board-certified Psychiatrists, Psychiatric ARNPs, Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Certified Addiction Professionals, and Certified Targeted Case Managers, and Certified Prevention Professional all supported by financial and administrative staff. Of our 50 employees, 25 hold a Master’s Degree or higher.


Starting Point offers services at the main office on SR 200 in Yulee, as well as a center in Hilliard and another in Fernandina Beach. We accept drop-ins at our main office. We also provide on-site services at the Family Support Services, Department of Children and Families office, Nassau County Detention Center, Department of Health clinics, Barnabas Medical clinic, St. Vincent’s Medical clinic, Micah’s Place, Juvenile Court, Mental Health Court and in homes.


Starting Point is accredited by CARF, the Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission. In 2012, CARF granted Starting Point its three-year accreditation, marking the fifth straight time it has been re-accredited by the national organization.


Healing Begins Here

If you or a loved one are coping with depression, addiction or other behavioral health issues, Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare is the place to begin your journey toward healing. Our professional staff is dedicated to helping those with addiction or behavioral health challenges through counseling, therapy and support.

Call Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare today and get started on your path to healing.

Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare is a 501(c) 3 not for profit corporation, Tax Exempt ID 59-3029469. All donations are tax deductible.

Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare is an equal opportunity and drug-free workplace and prohibits discrimination in all of its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, veteran’s status, genetic information or other legally protected status.

If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation, you should contact the office of our ADA Coordinator,
463142 SR 200, Yulee, FL 32097; VOICE (904) 225-8280 x418; FAX (904) 225-9125 or adacoordinator@spbh.org.

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