Health, Emergency, Employment, Social Security, and Veterans Services

ACCESS Florida —Apply for ACCESS (Food Stamps), Cash Assistance, and Medicaid.

Temporary Cash Assistance (TANF)—A separate toll free ACCESS Customer Call Center number has been set up for deaf and hard of hearing customers using the Florida Relay Service: 1-866-980-7367.

Alachua County Health Department: (352) 334-7900— Services include adult and pediatric primary health care, family planning, immunization, STD and HIV screening.—A comprehensive, searchable list of job opportunities in the state.

Social Security U.S.—Help with determining eligibility for Social Security benefits, Supplementary Security Income (SSI), and Disability benefits.

Apply for VA benefits online

Drug Rehab Florida— Information and help regarding drug and alcohol rehabilitation and diagnosing substance abuse.


Florida Abuse Hotline — Report abuse of children and vulnerable adults: 1-800-962-2873 TDD: 1-800-453-5145

Alachua County Crisis Line — (352) 264-6789 Free 24-hour telephone crisis intervention and counseling service; short-term crisis counseling.

The Florida Domestic Violence Hotline — 1-800-500-1119, TTY 1-800-621-4202

Information and Referral Services — Call 2-1-1. Trained professionals are available 24/7 to provide crisis counseling and referrals to health and human service programs that can meet a variety of needs including food, housing, employment, health care, and more.

Rape Crisis Hotline — 1-888-956-RAPE (7273) The Florida Council Against Sexual Violence

Another Way: Domestic and Sexual Violence Hotline — 1-866-875-7983

Alachua County and Gainesville Florida Agencies

ACORN Clinic — Medical Clinic: (352)485-1133, Dental Clinic: (352)485-2772

Equal Access Clinic — (352) 273-8614 Gainesville, Florida 32610-0211, A Family of Patient-Centered Free Clinics

Alachua County Health Department — 352-334-7900 The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, & community efforts.

Eastside Community Practice — Eastside Community Practice APPOINTMENT: 352-265-7015 (18 & older) 352-265-7017 (17 & younger) Our physicians are faculty members at UF, certified by The American Board of Family Medicine or The American Board of Pediatrics and are expertly trained to provide patients of all ages with consultations, evaluations and treatments for the entire family.

We Care Physicians Referral Network — (352) 334-7923 Primary, Oral Health, and Specialty Care.

Alachua County Social Services — (352) 264-6730 Crisis Center, Foster Grandparent Program, Social Services, Veterans Services, Victims Services & Rape Crisis Center

Gainesville Community Ministry — (352) 372-8162 Practical assistance to the elderly, the disabled, and recipients of public assistance, as well as the “working poor” who are vulnerable to economic crises and have fallen between the cracks of other programs.

Salvation Army — (352) 376-1743

St Francis House Gainesville Florida — (352) 378-9079 Shelter, case management, transitional and permanent housing.

Peaceful Paths promotes relationships free of violence and control by providing a safe place to receive intervention, advocacy, and education services using prevention strategies and community partnerships.