The Suncoast Epilepsy Association (SEA) is a local, non-profit organization, which is the sole provider of services to individuals affected by epilepsy in the Pinellas and Pasco Counties. The SEA 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 the SEA serves is estimated at 2% of the population or approximately 28,000 Pinellas and Pasco county residents. The SEA'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.
Thte SEA's Seizure 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 SEA'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.
Serving the needs of persons affected by epilepsy in the Pinellas and Pasco Counties since 1973
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
Pinellas CountyPasco County 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
The SEA organizes support groups to help educate, encourage and support those dealing with Epilepsy. Attending these groups helps a person dealing with epilepsy and their family know they aren't alone. It also helps persons see what others with epilepsy are doing to combat this challenge. For a support group near you see our Support Groups page.