Epilepsy Foundation Florida

EF Florida
Over 225,000 People in Florida are Living with Epilepsy

Epilepsy Service of West Central Florida dba Florida Epilepsy Services (FES)/ Epilepsy Foundation Florida (EFF) is committed to promoting health and facilitating lifestyle choices of persons with seizures and their families to improve the quality of their lives. We provide services to the following counties: Hillsborough, Highlands, Hardee, Polk, Pinellas, and Pasco. We are state-funded by the Florida Department of Health. 

 

Florida Epilepsy Services provides access to neurological services and counseling for persons with epilepsy, which are essential to supporting their independence and reducing ER visits. Our direct client medical services include case management, doctor visits, labs/testing, support groups, prevention and education, Seizure First Aid, and CDSMP (Chronic Disease Self Management Program) management.

 

Our agency was founded in 1973 by a parent of a child with epilepsy. The parent formed a support group with other parents and, in 1974, advocated for persons with epilepsy to the Florida Legislature. As a result, a statute was passed stating the State of Florida must provide services to persons with epilepsy. These advocacy actions are still active today through ongoing volunteer board members and staff. We have developed long-term partnerships with local neurologists and clinics to serve our clients.

 

From groundbreaking research to SUDEP support, local educational programs and a 24/7 Helpline, FES/EFF is here to serve you.

 

We are leading the fight to END EPILEPSY® in Florida by supporting and mobilizing the epilepsy community through educational activities, direct services, advocacy, as well as research to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives. The Foundation also seeks to educate the general public to better understand epilepsy and seizure disorders, including knowing proper seizure first aid. 

 

Local In-person Offices:

(please make an appointment before arrival)

 

Tampa Office- 14502 N Dale Mabry HWY, Suite 200-05 Tampa, FL 33618

Brandon Office- 1044  Brandon Blvd EP-7 Brandon, FL 33511

Lakeland Office- 1102 S Florida Ave Suite 105 Lakeland, FL 33803

 

 


How to Contact Our Staff

Email us at florida@efa.org

Programs & Resources

Chronic Disease Self- Management Program (CDSMP)

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The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) is a workshop for adults with at least one chronic health condition, which may include epilepsy. It focuses on disease management skills including decision making, problem-solving, and action planning. 

 

Starting on TBA. 

Participants attend a 2 1⁄2-hour interactive workshop once a week for 6 weeks to learn problem-solving, decision-making, and other techniques for managing problems common to people with chronic diseases. These workshops are offered in person and virtually and run by 2 trained leaders. In a typical workshop, participants set a realistic goal for the upcoming week and develop an action plan for meeting that goal. They report on their progress at the following workshop and ask for feedback from the group to help address any challenges. 

Learn more at: Epilepsy Foundation CDSMP 

www.epilepsy.com/manage/seizure-self-management/chronic-disease-self-management-program

 

If you are interested please fill out the appropriate form below: 

https://forms.office.com/r/g51qYSDYqT (Español Intake Form)

https://forms.office.com/r/pkZubAHPZL (English Intake Form)

 

Please contact FES@efa.org for additional questions and concerns. 

Upcoming Events

Florida Epilepsy Services (FES)- Brandon Adult Support Group (Spanish)
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1046 Brandon Blvd
Brandon, FL 33511
United States

This hybrid support group is open to adults living with epilepsy who need or prefer a Spanish speaking setting. **This group is primarily for people living in : Pinellas, Pasco, Polk, Hardee
Florida Epilepsy Services (FES)- Lakeland Adult Support Group
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1102 S Florida Ave
Lakeland, FL 33803
United States

This hybrid support group is open to adults living with epilepsy who need or prefer a Spanish speaking setting. **This group is primarily for people living in : Pinellas, Pasco, Polk, Hardee
Florida Epilepsy Services (FES)- Lakeland Adult Support Group
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1102 S Florida Ave
Lakeland, FL 33803
United States

This hybrid support group is open to adults living with epilepsy who need or prefer a Spanish speaking setting. **This group is primarily for people living in : Pinellas, Pasco, Polk, Hardee

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