General Guidance/Care Center Information

  • All sites, programs and services have regular hours of operation using the main number 305-434-7660 (press 4 for Key West, 5 for Marathon and 6 for Key Largo) 8 am to 5 pm Monday-Friday
  • 24 hotline for Monroe County Behavioral Health Crisis is 305-434-7660 press 8
  • In person services and Telehealth are available at all sites when needed

Celebrating 50 Years of Serving the Florida Keys

Guidance/Care Center, Inc. (GCC) provides behavioral health services, education, and support to benefit:

  • People from all incomes and walks of life
  • Adults, children, and families
  • Persons experiencing issues with mental health and/or substance abuse problems
  • Persons in crisis
  • Adults with serious and persistent mental illness
  • Mothers and fathers working to be better parents
  • Children and youth with a behavior problem

GCC works collaboratively with other agencies, schools, private providers, law enforcement, hospitals and other behavioral health providers to support and enhance the benefits to our clients, consumers and other stake holders. Services available to women and pregnant women receive preference. GCC serves all clients regardless of inability to pay. Discounts for essential services are offered based on family size and income. For more information, see our client handbook under the program admission tab or ask our office staff.




    GCC - Marathon
    3000 41st Street - Ocean,
    Marathon, FL 33050
    (305) 434-7660 • Fax: (305) 434-9040
    Hours of Operation: M-F (8am-5pm)

    GCC - Key West
    1205 Fourth Street,
    Key West, FL 33040
    (305) 434-7660 • Fax: (305) 292-6723
    Hours of Operation: M-F (8am-5pm)

    GCC - Key Largo
    99198 Overseas Hwy., Suites 3-5,
    Key Largo, FL 33037
    (305) 434-7660 • Fax: (305) 451-8019
    Hours of Operation: M-F (8am-5pm)

Download the GCC General Brochure

Mobile Crisis Response Team

Program Description:
24 hour triage for all Monroe County Residents. Crisis response to avoid the need for psychiatric hospitalization, emergency room utilization or jail and link to community based behavioral health services. MRT hotline (305) 434-7660 option #8

Community Action Team

Program Description:
The Community Action Team (C.A.T) is a multidisciplinary team that provides complete wrap around care as a safe and effective alternative for youth with serious behavioral health conditions.


  • Age 11 to 21, with a Mental Health Diagnosis or Co- Occurring Substance Abuse Diagnosis with one or more of the following accompanying characteristics:
  • The individual is at risk for out of home placement as demonstrated by repeated failures at less intensive levels of care..
  • The individual has had two or more periods of hospitalization or repeated failures.
  • The individual has had involvement with DJJ or multiple episodes involving law enforcement.
  • The individual has poor academic performance or suspensions.
  • Leave behind a permanent legacy of improved coping skills, educational and resource materials, and enhanced community linkages.
Children under the age of 11 can qualify if they meet two or more of the above-mentioned characteristics.

Program Services

  • Psychatric Evaluation and Medication Management Individual and Family Therapy Case Management
  • Mentoring
  • Crisis Intervention & 24/7 on-call Support
  • Educational System Advocacy and Coordination
  • Parenting Skills/Behavioral Modification
  • Family Support Network Development
  • Respite Services

Contact Information: For more information contact us at our CAT hotline at (305) 434-7660 ext. 31101

14 CARF Accredited Programs:

  • Case Management/Services Coordination: Mental Health (Adults)
  • Case Management/Services Coordination: Mental Health (Children and Adolescents)
  • Community Integration: Psychological Rehabilitation (Consumer-Run)
  • Crisis Stabilization: Mental Health (Adults)
  • Detoxification: Alcohol and Other Drugs/Addictions (Adults)
  • Diversion/Intervention: Alcohol and Other Drugs/Addictions (Children and Adolescents)
  • Outpatient Treatment: Alcohol and Other Drugs/Addictions (Adults)
  • Outpatient Treatment: Alcohol and Other Drugs/Addictions (Children and Adolescents)
  • Outpatient Treatment: Alcohol and Other Drugs/Addictions (Criminal Justice)
  • Outpatient Treatment: Integrated: AOD/MH (Adults)
  • Outpatient Treatment: Integrated: AOD/MH (Children and Adolescents)
  • Outpatient Treatment: Mental Health (Adults)
  • Outpatient Treatment: Mental Health (Children and Adolescents)
  • Prevention: Alcohol and Other Drugs/Addictions (Children and Adolescents)

Guidance/Care Center Inc. is sponsored by:

  • State of Florida, Department of Children and Families
  • Thriving Mind South Florida
  • Monroe County
  • Commission for Transportation Disadvantaged
  • and other governmental/private entities.

Client fees and donations are also necessary for the operation of the Guidance/Care Center Inc. Private donations are welcome and are tax deductible

Equal Opportunity
GCC does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, religion, color, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or marital status.