Our History

Chartered in June, 1968 through the efforts of the Mental Health Association of Charlotte County and Mrs. Leona Vrancken, Charlotte Community Mental Health Services began offering services in June, 1969 with a small staff of 7 – 5 therapists and 2 support staff and a simple mission – to provide free or low cost mental health services to the residents of Charlotte County.

In 2006, Charlotte Community Mental Health Services changed it name to Charlotte Behavioral Health Care to better reflect the additional programs and services it offers to our community.  Today with staffing of over 200 professionals – psychiatrists, licensed mental health counselors, psychologists, nursing team of RNs, ARNPs and LPN, support services of technicians, case managers, coaches and an administrative staff we continue to provide quality, compassionate and expert care.  Our main campus is located on 40 acres in Punta Gorda, FL. Our newest treatment facility, the CBHC Recovery Center opened its doors in November, 2008 to provide inpatient detox and residential chemical and alcohol addiction treatment.