Serving the needs of persons affected by epilepsy in Pinellas and Pasco Counties since 1973
Suncoast and its fellow Epilepsy Services Program members across the state want to thank the Florida Legislature for including additional funding in the 2015 - 2016 budget. The budget that was approved by the House and Senate has now been submitted to Governor Rick Scott and we are requesting that the Governor approve the line item funding.
The additional funding will help offset the reduction of Epilepsy Trust Fund revenues next year so that we can continue to provide Epilepsy Education and Head Injury Prevention programs to our clients and the community at large.
Our legislators are now back home in district so if you have a moment, please call or email them to thank them for approving the additional funding and for their continued support of the Florida Epilepsy Services Program.
Suncoast Epilepsy Association is seeking volunteers who would like to make a difference by serving on our Board of Directors. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office at: (727) 546-2856
Suncoast Epilepsy Association (SEA) is a local, non-profit organization, which is the sole provider of services to individuals affected by epilepsy in Pinellas and Pasco Counties. The agency was originally chartered by the State of Florida in 1973 and is a member of the Florida Epilepsy Service Providers Association (FESPA). The target population that we serve is estimated at 2% of the population or approximately 28,000 Pinellas and Pasco residents. Suncoast's Case Management Program provides medical, counseling, education, advocacy and pre-vocational services to medically and financially needy individuals with epilepsy without regard to race, sex, religion, national origin, creed, or political persuasion.
Suncoast's Prevention and Education Program provides general epilepsy education, awareness of SEA services, and epilepsy prevention information to physicians, nurses, emergency first responders, school personnel and students, County Public Health units, employers, substance abusers, the elderly and their caregivers and the general public.
Prevention is also a part of Suncoast's education effort. This proactive program seeks to prevent some kinds of epilepsy by teaching how to avoid known causes and prevent additional seizures once epilepsy has been diagnosed, and prevent social and personal problems associated with epilepsy in our society.
Office Locations PinellasPasco 5700 54th Avenue North 9851 State Road 54 St. Petersburg, FL 33709 New Port Richey, FL 34655 Tel. (727) 546-2856 Tel. (727) 375-7774
Support Group Schedule
SEA Main OfficeNorth PinellasPasco Office 5700 54th Avenue N. Mease Dunedin Hospital 9851 State Rd. 54 St. Petersburg 601 Main Street, Dunedin New Port Richey 1:00 PM Education Confer. Room, 5:30 PM 1:30 PM 3rd Friday of Each Month Last Monday of Each Month 2nd Tuesday of Each Month