Marchman Act Suwannee County Florida (Marchman Act Branford, Marchman Act Dowling Park, Marchman Act Live Oak, Marchman Act McAlpin, Marchman Act O’Brien, Marchman Act Three Rivers, Marchman Act Wellborn)
Suwannee County Marchman Act Filing Location:
Suwannee County Courthouse
200 S. Ohio/Dr. MLK Jr. Avenue
Live Oak, Florida 32064
Suwannee County Marchman Act Receiving Facilities:
Meridian Behavioral IOP
439 SW Michigan Street
Lake City, FL 32025
Meridian Gainesville (Sid Martin Bridge House)
400 SW 13th Street
Gainesville, FL 32608
Additional Notes: Marchman Act petition is filed with Suwannee County Clerk of Court. The petition then goes to hold status due to waiting list for a bed at Sid Martin Bridge House. Once a bed becomes available it then goes to the Judge for review, if grated an Ex parte order will be entered and the Sherriff takes them to Meridian in Lake City first for Evaluation. The Clerk said that Meridian no longer has State Funding for treatment and that if the petitioner wants to file for involuntary treatment, they would have to pay about 5,000.00 for 28 day stay if the respondent uninsured or underinsured. If the petitioner is okay with that, they would have to file a second petition for Involuntary Treatment once the assessment has been completed.
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