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Mental Health

If you are in an EMERGENCY situation call 911

The School District of Hardee County 

Student Crisis/Mental Health Services 

If you have a child/student that attends The School District of Hardee County, contact your school counselor for services. 


  • Hardee High School (Phone) 863-773-3181 

  • Hardee Junior High (Phone) 863-773-3147 

  • Hilltop Elementary (Phone)  863-773-2750

  • Wauchula Elementary (Phone) 863-773-3141

  • North Wauchula Elementary (Phone) 863-773-2183

  • Zolfo Springs Elementary (Phone) 863-735-1221

  • Bowling Green Elementary ​(Phone) 863-375-3501

Mental Health 

Baker Act, Marchman Act, Vulnerable Adult Protective Act

Hardee County Clerk of Courts

Contact Line 863-773-4174 x 7278

Acts Concerned With Mental Health

  • Baker Act (mental) - A process established by Florida Statute 394.463, Mental Health Act by which a person whose current mental state poses a danger to that person or to others may be taken to a mental health receiving facility for an involuntary examination.

  • Marchman Act (alcohol or drugs)- A process established by Florida Statute 397.6811 through 397.6822, by which a person may be admitted for an involuntary evaluation to determine if his or her judgment is impaired due to substance abuse and he or she has, therefore, lost the power of self-control with respect to substance abuse and poses a danger to himself or herself or to another person.

  • Vulnerable Adult Protective Act- Florida Statute 415.1051, The Department of Children and Family Services should be contacted if there is reason to believe that a vulnerable adult is being abused, neglected or exploited and is in need of protective services but lacks the capacity to consent to protective services. Call 1-800-962-2873 to report or visit:


If you have any questions, you can contact the Mental Health Division at (863) 773-4174 ext 7278
or email:

Tri-County Human Services

Wauchula Outpatient 

Contact Line 863-773-2226

Tri-County Human Services, Inc is seeing clients via Telemedicine.  If anyone would like to set up an appointment please call the Wauchula Office


Brain and Soul Wellness, LLC

Mental Health Services 

Contact Line 863-420-5436

Brain and Soul Wellness, LLC is seeing clients via Telemedicine.  If anyone would like to set up an appointment please call 


Office address 227US 27 N Suite 220 Sebring, FL

Peace River Center

Mental Health Services 

24-hour Crisis Line (863) 519-3744

Toll Free Toll-free: (800) 305-6780

Direct Number for Wauchula offices
(863) 773-3228

National Hotlines

The following information is public information and not all inclusive for help. Please share as it may help at least one person.


Suicide prevention: (800) 273-8255
Suicide prevention Spanish: (888) 628-9454
Veterans Crisis Line: (800) 273-8255 press 1 or text 838255
Rape and Sexual Assault: (800) 656-4673
Domestic Violence: (800) 799-7233
Teen Dating Violence: (866) 331-9474
Trevor Lifeline: (866) 488-7386
LGBTQI: (888) 843-4564*
Eating Disorders: (800) 931-2237* or text NEDA to 741741
Grief Counseling Hotline: (833) 848-1762
Runaway Safeline: (800) 789-2929
OptionLine: (800) 712-4357 or text HELPLINE to 313131
Exhale (Post-abortion): (866) 439-4253*
National Parent Helpline: (855) 427-2736
Health and Human Services: 2-1-1

Asterisks (*) denote hotlines that are not available 24 hours a day

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