Meridian Behavioral Healthcare Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. (“Meridian”) regarding its recent data breach. The Meridian data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information protected health information belonging to an undetermined number of individuals.


Meridian is a private, non-profit mental health care organization based in Florida. Founded in 1972, Meridian promotes awareness and provides services for those with mental illness, including crisis stabilization services, rehabilitation services, outpatient care, outreach, prevention, and business services. Focused on providing care at the local level, Meridian receives over 600,000 direct care visits a year across its facilities in North Central Florida.3 Headquartered in Gainesville, Florida, Meridian has 29 additional locations throughout Florida and employs over 500 individuals.


On December 4, 2023, Meridian discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information in its systems may have been accessed. Through its investigation, Meridian determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information on August 11, 2023. On December 22, 2023, Meridian began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information potentially exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number
  • Address
  • Date of birth
  • Medical information (e.g., medical diagnosis and treatment information, prescription information)
  • Health insurance information

If you have received a breach notification letter from Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, Inc.:

We would like to speak with you about your rights and potential legal remedies in response to this data breach. Please fill out the form, below, or contact us at (608) 237-1775 or

If you were impacted by the Meridian data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.

  1. Carefully review the breach notice and retain a copy;
  2. Enroll in any free credit monitoring services provided by Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, Inc.:
  3. Change passwords and security questions for online accounts;
  4. Regularly review account statements for signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
  5. Monitor credit reports for signs of identity theft; and
  6. Contact a credit bureau(s) to request a temporary fraud alert.

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