PENSACOLA — The Epilepsy Foundation’s Epilepsy Resource Center in Pensacola will expand services to residents in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton counties through a community partnership with the Florida Department of Children and Families.

In addition to serving individuals who seek assistance in enrolling in the Healthcare Marketplace, the new partnership will help to expedite applications for Medicaid and Medicare. The added assistance available at the Epilepsy Resource Center will help individuals gain access to important medical care to best manage their health and wellness.

“It is our mission to help consumers fast-track their Medicaid/Medicare applications through individual and dedicated service,” said Cecily Chundrlek, qualified community partner with Florida Department of Children and Families regional organizer and ACA regional organizer with EFOF.

Epilepsy, which affects more than 400,000 Floridians and their families, is a common neurological condition that one in 26 people will be diagnosed with at some point in their life. The diagnosis is given when a person experiences two or more seizures that cannot be attributed to another cause.

Many programs are available at the Epilepsy Resource Center for those who are diagnosed with epilepsy and seizure disorders.  Enrollment in the Healthcare Marketplace or applying for Medicaid and Medicare is open to all individuals who are seeking assistance.

Visit www.EpilepsyFLA.org for more information about the EFOF and the Epilepsy Resource Center.