Lakeview Center 


Learn all the ways the Lakeview Center can help.

About Us

Take a quick walk through the Lakeview campus with us and see how Lakeview is helping people overcome life's challenges... everyday.

At some point in our lives, we face challenges... Lakeview Center is here to help. Our mission is helping people overcome life's challenges.

People handle stresses of life in different ways. While some meet their challenges head-on, others may feel unable to cope. Their mental health may suffer; they may turn to alcohol or drugs; they may lose their jobs or even lose custody of their children.. The professionals at Lakeview Center understand these problems. We offer more than 60 programs and services to provide solutions for children, teens, adults and families.

Click here for a brief history of Lakeview Center

Behavioral Health Services


Counseling assistance is provided in several settings including residential, outpatient, case management, day treatment and therapeutic foster care. Lakeview staff offer assessments; individual and group counseling; and professional and community education. Additional clinics and programs located throughout Escambia County and Santa Rosa County make it easy for individuals outside of Pensacola to receive services.

Drug & Alcohol Services


Lakeview Center offers drug and alcohol treatment programs for teens and adults. Various programs provide detoxification, inpatient care, outpatient counseling; residential treatment and day treatment for teens; specialized day treatment for mothers with substance abuse problems; education for individuals arrested for drinking and driving.

Uniquely Lakeview


An important and unique service we provide to every individual is ease of transfer from one program to another. When it is time to move from an intensive care to a less intensive setting (residential to outpatient, for example), that less intensive program is right here, at Lakeview Center.

Serving the Community


In order to serve the entire community, Lakeview Center provides outreach programs.
  • Crisis telephone lines for adults, teens and children
  • Counseling support in the schools
  • Employee assistance programs for businesses
  • Referral to other community services
  • 24-hour crisis evaluation and assistance

If you need help, you may call Lakeview Center directly at (850) 432-1222. (Please see our Contact Page for other telephone numbers.) You may also be referred to a Lakeview Center program by your physician, your employer, or another service agency.

Lakeview Center employs psychiatrists, psychologists, licensed mental health counselors, social workers, therapists, nurses, vocational specialists and other professionals. Lakeview Center serves thousands of individuals each year. The center is governed by a local volunteer board of directors.

Vocational Services


Individuals who needs help finding employment after treatment for mental illness or who have a physical disability or another barrier to employment, may turn to Lakeview Center's vocational services. Services include skills assessment, education, job placement and sometimes employment through Gulf Coast Enterprises, another program of Lakeview Center.

On July 1, 1996, Lakeview Center became an affiliate of Baptist Health Care. This affiliation allows Lakeview Center to offer its services in a wider geographic area, and allows clients of both organizations easy access to services of both healthcare providers.

Member, Pensacola Area Chamber of Commerce