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Peace River Center is open for business, but our number one priority the safety and wellbeing of our clients, employees, and community. In an effort to be responsive to emerging rules and requirements regarding COVID-19 as well as following CDC guidelines we are making the following enhancements:

  • As of Wednesday, March 25, we are going to limit our walk-in access at all locations.  We will not be able to accommodate non-emergency walk-ins until further notice.
  • If you would like to engage in services, we can set you up with telehealth options. Please call (863) 248-3311 to get started.
  • If you are in crisis, we have a crisis hotline and mobile response team that can assist you.  Just call (863) 519-3744 or toll-free (800) 627-5906.  Our mobile crisis response team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist with mental health or emotional crises.
  • Our Lakeland and Bartow Crisis Campuses and Crisis Stabilization Units remain open at this time and operate 24/7. We are screening all admissions following the CDC requirements. Patient visitation has been modified to ensure the health and safety of our staff and patients.

COVID 19 Virus Precautions

For your upcoming in-person appointment, we have asked our employees to "socially distance" themselves as they meet with you. They have been asked not to shake hands with you or your family members or visitors and to maintain a reasonable distance for each party to stay well. Please also know we will not have any employees meet or work with you who are not feeling well or who have knowingly been exposed to the virus. Likewise, please call and reschedule your appointment if you are not feeling well or have knowingly been exposed to the virus. Again, your health and the health of our employees is of our utmost concern. We look forward to the opportunity to earn your business. We continue to provide all outpatient program services through the use of video conference calls (telehealth).  If you prefer a video call over an in-person service, please let us know and we are happy to arrange this access.

We appreciate your partnership as we work to protect our staff and clients from the COVID-19. For more information please visit the CDC. We also encourage you to review this article on looking after your mental health during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Peace River Center (PRC) is a 501(C)(3) not-for-profit organization striving to impact the lives of our clients and the community we serve by engaging, restoring, and empowering individuals to reach their fullest potential by offering a broad range of mental health, victim services and substance use disorder services throughout Polk, Highlands and Hardee counties.


 Peace River Center’s mission is to engage, restore, and empower individuals in our community to reach their fullest potential. The vision of Peace River Center is to be a Center of Excellence for building emotional wellness.

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