A certified United Way Agency, the Epilepsy Association of the Big Bend (EABB) was established in 1989 as a non-profit 501(C)(3). EABB provides service throughout a 14-county area including Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Taylor, Wakulla and Washington. It is estimated that 10,600 people have epilepsy within this area.
We have offices in Tallahassee and Panama City and three full-time and two part-time employees including three case managers, an operations director, an executive director and many volunteers.
What we do
EABB provides various services to children and adults who have epilepsy and live in Florida. Any resident of Florida who is diagnosed with epilepsy, or is suspected of having epilepsy, and who needs the program’s services can apply to be a client.
Some of the services we provide include:
♥ Sponsoring medical treatment, neurological visits, diagnostic testing and annual assessments with each client to provide a custom plan of action
♥ Assisting with patient prescription assistance applications
♥ Connecting clients to other service agencies in the community
♥ Advocating for persons with epilepsy
♥ Helping to provide our clients with a better quality of life
♥ Educating the community about epilepsy, prevention and seizure first aid
♥ Offering monthly support group meetings in two locations in the Panhandle
If you or someone you know could benefit from our services, please call us at (850) 222-1777 in Tallahassee or (850) 872-2998 in Panama City or write to firstname.lastname@example.org. Our offices are located at 1302 E. Sixth Avenue in Tallahassee and 1137 Harrison Avenue, Suite 13 in Panama City. We are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (EST) in Tallahassee and 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (CST) in Panama City except on state-recognized holidays.