Lakeview Center of Walton County

Lakeview Center of Walton County – formerly Chautauqua Healthcare Services – works to strengthen families and make a positive impact from our location in DeFuniak Springs. The team provides counseling to a variety of people experiencing a wide range of mental health and substance misuse issues.

3686 U.S. Highway 331 South
DeFuniak Springs, FL

Program questions or assistance:

Our services

Adults and children can access a comprehensive array of mental health and substance misuse treatments including:

  • Outpatient counseling including anger management
  • Psychiatric treatment
  • Crisis counseling
  • Case management
  • Screening and referrals to services
  • Healthy Start education and support service provider
  • Women and Children’s Center residential treatment for women struggling with substance misuse. Women who are pregnant or postpartum can bring their infant with them into the program, keeping mom and baby together so moms can get the care they need while babies benefit from staying with their mothers.
  • Residential treatment for adults with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. These clients must have cognitive functioning impaired by chronic substance abuse.
  • Residential treatment for adults with pervasive mental illness who need help learning daily living tasks like paying bills and taking medications. Lakeview Center caregivers teach skills to help prepare those we serve go back into community again.

For people who are referred to us for care by court order, Lakeview Center provides:

  • Anger management
  • Parenting group
  • Batterer’s intervention groups for men and women

To learn more and request an appointment, call 850-892-8045.

An empathetic mid adult female counselor sits with her hand on her chin as she listens to the unrecognizable mid adult female client.

Bringing care to you

Our Community Action Team (CAT) serves children in homes, schools and daycare settings to help lower the risk of hospitalization, reduce contact with law enforcement and improve functioning within the home, school and community settings. The goal is to help the child/adolescent and family become successful in the environment where they live, preventing the need for residential treatment.

In Walton County, CAT serves youth ages 11 to 21.

Program questions or assistance (Walton County): 850-892-8045
On-Call: 850-892-8078

Crisis care

The Lakeview Center Mobile Response Team (MRT) serves Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton counties. MRT provides 24/7 intervention and support and is available to respond within 60 minutes via telephone triage or in-person. We can come to you. In addition to helping individuals, we partner with local law enforcement, schools, emergency rooms and other providers. MRT also provides after-care to ensure a smooth transition to the appropriate support services.

Call 866-517-7766.