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Florida Epilepsy Centers

What is an Epilepsy Center?

Epilepsy centers provide a comprehensive team approach to the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy. A patient-oriented team will typically include epileptologists (neurologists with expertise in treating seizures), neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists, nurse specialists, EEG technologists, social workers, and others with training and experience in epilepsy care. Specialized epilepsy centers provide routine care to individuals with seizures or epilepsy and specialize in providing comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services to individuals with uncontrolled seizures (i.e., intractable or refractory epilepsy).

 

Levels of Epilepsy Care

Florida is fortunate to have several outstanding epilepsy centers. The National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC) recognizes four levels of epilepsy care. The levels of epilepsy care are a useful tool for both patients and healthcare providers to evaluate the appropriateness and quality of specialized epilepsy care.

NAEC defines four levels of epilepsy care and accredits epilepsy centers that provide level 3 and 4 care:

  • Level 1 epilepsy care typically occurs at an emergency room or a primary care physician’s office with an epilepsy evaluation.
  • Level 2 epilepsy care involves a consultation with a general neurologist. This consultation may occur at a specialized epilepsy center.
  • Levels 3 and 4 care takes place at specialized epilepsy centers.

 

The following Epilepsy Centers in Florida have met the NAEC criteria:

 

AdventHealth Epilepsy at Orlando
Level 4 Center – Orlando, Florida
Adult/Pediatric Epilepsy Center
(407) 303-8127

AdventHealth Tampa & Florida Comprehensive Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders Center
Level 3 Center – Tampa, Florida
Adult Epilepsy Center
(813) 903-9200

All Children’s Johns Hopkins Epilepsy Center
Level 4 Center – St. Petersburg, Florida
Pediatric Epilepsy Center
(727) 767-4844

Baptist Health Epilepsy Center
Level 4 Center – Miami, Florida
Adult Epilepsy Center
(786) 596-7065

Bayfront Health, St Petersburg Comprehensive Epilepsy Program
Level 4 Center – St. Petersburg, Florida
Adult Epilepsy Center
(727) 692-2394

Cleveland Clinic Florida Epilepsy Center
Level 4 Center – Weston, Florida
Adult Epilepsy Center
(954) 659-5671

Holy Cross Hospital Epilepsy Center
Level 3 Center – Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Adult Epilepsy Center
(954) 414-9750

International Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital
Level 4 Center – Miami, Florida
Adult/Pediatric Epilepsy Center
(305) 243-6732

International Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at University of Miami Hospital
Level 4 Center – Miami, Florida
Adult Epilepsy Center
(305) 243-6732

Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Epilepsy Center
Level 4 Center – Jacksonville, Florida
Adult Epilepsy Center
(904) 953-6869

Memorial Comprehensive Epilepsy Program
Level 4 Center – Hollywood, Florida
Adult Epilepsy Center
(964) 265-9500

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Comprehensive Epilepsy Center
Level 4 Center – Miami, Florida
Pediatric Epilepsy Center
(305) 666-6511

Pediatric Epilepsy Center At Arnold Palmer Hospital For Children
Level 4 Center – Orlando, Florida
Pediatric Epilepsy Center
(321) 841-3099

Pediatric Epilepsy Center At Wolfson Childrens Hospital
Level 4 Center – Jacksonville, Florida
Pediatric Epilepsy Center
(904) 697-3665

UF Health Jacksonville Neuroscience Institute’s Comprehensive Epilepsy Program
Level 4 Center – Jacksonville, Florida
Adult/Pediatric Epilepsy Center
(904) 244-9970

UF Health Shands Hospital Comprehensive Epilepsy Program
Level 4 Center – Gainesville, Florida
Adult/Pediatric Epilepsy Center
(352) 273-5550

University of South Florida at Tampa General Hospital
Level 4 Center – Tampa, FL
Adult Epilepsy Center
(813) 259-8577