Florida Ombudsman Program Reference Numbers

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The Florida Ombudsman Program, which advocates for quality long-term care, provides these common agency numbers for reference:


Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) --- 1-888-419-3456

Department of Children and Families/Adult Protective Services (DCF/APS) --- 1-800-962-2873

Elder Helpline, SHINE, and Local Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC)/AREA Agency on Aging (AAA) --- 1-800-963-5337

Medicare --- 1-800-MEDICARE (633-4227)

Medicaid --- 1-800-226-2316

Legal Aid of Manasota (local low-income legal aid) --- 941-366-0038

Disability Rights Florida (formerly Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities) --- 1-800-342-0823

Social Security Administration --- 1-800-772-1213

Department of Veterans Affairs --- 1-800-827-1000