Suncoast Epilepsy Association (SEA) is a local non-profit organization and a sole provider of epilepsy services to individuals who do not have insurance. Serving throughout Pinellas and Pasco Counties, we have been helping persons affected by epilepsy since 1973. We are a one-stop resource center for those with seizures and epilepsy-related illness. Please contact us with any questions you may have.
Dedicated to Helping Those in Need
At SEA, we work with the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and persons with developmental disabilities. We pay for medical tests and provide co-pays for medications, initial DNE, MRIs, EEGs, and lab work. We also assist with follow-up appointments, as well as offer referral service to the Department of Health and the Epilepsy seizure medication programs.
SEA's Seizure Prevention and Education Program provides general epilepsy education, awareness of SEA services, and epilepsy prevention information to physicians, nurses, emergency first responders, school personnel and students, county public health units, employers, substance abusers, the elderly and their caregivers, and the general public.
If you don't have access to a computer, the internet, or the skills to complete the applications or to navigate the many websites, call us — we would be happy to help you complete an assessment over the phone.
Convenience & Accessibility
Historically, our clients had to come into the office for an annual review. This was a problem for the vast majority of those clients, as they cannot drive due to seizures. Insisting that they come to us made it very difficult for them.
However, we now come to you! Wherever you are located, we will provide a complete treatment plan of care. You do not have to be a part of our network or a member of our caseload to ask or receive assistance; these services are available to everyone in the community. We encourage you to call us to get involved, especially those without medical insurance coverage or health plans.
Traumatic Brain Injury
Soldiers and veterans that have TBI (traumatic brain injury) and epilepsy must qualify for VA Benefits in order to receive care. We aim to educate the elderly and young children with TBI and also to express the importance of using bicycle helmets, so as to prevent TBI.