LSF Health Systems (LSFHS) is one of seven Managing Entities who work in partnership with the Florida Department of Children and Families to ensure access to evidence-based behavioral health care services for people facing poverty who do not have health insurance.
LSF Health Systems serves a 23-county region in Northeast and North Central Florida, which includes Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Citrus, Clay, Columbia, Dixie, Duval, Flagler, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Hernando, Lake, Lafayette, Levy, Marion, Nassau, Putnam, St. Johns, Sumter, Suwannee, Union and Volusia counties.
State-funded behavioral health services help people and families who don’t have insurance gain access to much-needed mental health and addiction programs. Through this system-wide approach, people at risk for or diagnosed with mental health and/or substance use disorders are able to find the help they need. Services provided through contracted behavioral health care providers include prevention, intervention, treatment, and care coordination to support optimal recovery.
Dr. Christine Cauffıeld, Chief Executive Offıcer
As CEO of LSF Health Systems, Dr. Christine Cauffıeld oversees the mental health and substance abuse services provided to 350,000 Floridians by 62 health care organizations on behalf of the State of Florida. She also serves as Chair of the Florida Association of Managing Entities. President of the Florida Council on Aging, and is an executive committee member of the Brain Injury Association of Florida.
After earning her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from the Florida Institute of Technology, Dr. Cauffıeld completed her internship and postdoctoral residency at Harvard Medical School, where she specialized in geriatric neuropsychology.
Since then, she has served as CEO and president of multiple organizations that provide health services to patients ranging from children to seniors. Dr. Cauffıeld is passionate about working with local, state, and national government offıcials to advocate for health care policy and funding initiatives. She has also developed national best-practice models for in-home care as well as in-patient, out-patient, and acute care hospital-based units.