Behavioral Health


Whether it's intervening in a crisis, treating an underlying medical condition or helping a patient make the transition back to independent living, Broward Health has the resources to address a broad array of behavioral health problems.

Behavioral Health

Whether it's intervening in a crisis, treating an underlying medical condition or helping a patient make the transition back to independent living, Broward Health has the resources to address a broad array of behavioral health problems.

Behavioral Health Services

What distinguishes mental illness from problems of daily living is its severity or persistence over time. Mental illness includes mental disorders of thought, mood, or behavior. People with a mental illness may have great difficulty with daily routines and tasks, responsibilities of family, work, or school, or personal relationships.

When your life spins out of control, asking for help is a sign of strength, not weakness. Broward Health has behavioral health services at Broward Health Medical Center, Broward Health Imperial Point, and at the Bernard P. Alicki Health Center.

Broward Health offers comprehensive mental health services to meet your needs, whether it's intervening in a crisis, treating an underlying medical condition or helping a patient make the transition back to independent living, Our resources address a broad array of behavioral health problems.

World Class Behavioral Health Services

The Behavioral Health Services at Broward Health specialize in the care of individuals who need behavioral health assessment and inpatient services. We believe in a comprehensive model of care that considers the biological, psychological, social and environmental influences of life. Each person is an individual with unique needs and has the right to be treated with dignity and respect at all times. We provide compassionate, individualized care and utilize a variety of treatment approaches to enable the patient and family to achieve their optimal level of functioning.

A Dedicated Treatment Team

The Behavioral Health Services team are highly trained, qualified, mental health professionals who are committed to providing the highest possible level of medical and emotional care. Our multidisciplinary treatment team consists of a dedicated, licensed and certified group of psychiatrists, psychologists, registered nurses, mental health counselors, marriage/family therapists, case managers/social workers, recreational therapists, mental health technicians and patient care associates. Additional team members include dietitians, certified therapeutic recreation specialists, pharmacists and a full panel of medical specialists.

Behavioral Health Emergency Assessment Services

Both Broward Health Medical Center and Broward Health Imperial Point have emergency behavioral health areas in their emergency departments, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for psychiatric assessments, crisis intervention as well as initial stabilization and referral to the most appropriate level of care. Our highly competent teams of mental health professionals consist of registered nurses, mental health practitioners and physicians provide around-the-clock services. Broward Health Medical Center and Broward Health Imperial Point are licensed as private Baker Act receiving facilities under Chapter 394 - The Florida Mental Health Act.

Inpatient Unit for Round-the-clock care

Broward Health Medical Center has 83 licensed beds that provide acute, in-patient care for its behavioral health patients. The inpatient service includes two specialty units designed to safely treat adults with emotional and behavioral disorders such as thought disorder, mood disorder and dual diagnosis (substance abuse and mental disorders). The program is designed to help individuals in need of acute behavioral healthcare recover in a safe and supportive environment. Treatment services are individualized with plans being developed, based on personal needs, by a collaborative interdisciplinary team.

Broward Health Imperial Point has devoted an entire floor to providing a continuum of care for behavioral health patients. The Behavioral Health Unit is a 47-bed unit located on the 6th floor of the hospital. The unit include three specialty areas designed to effectively treat adults with thought disorders, mood disorders, dual diagnosis (substance abuse with mental illness), and a dedicated specialized unit for the treatment of older adults with behavioral health disorders. Because we are part of the hospital, we are able to provide patients with medical issues the care that is available only in a hospital. Referrals are made for appropriate care following discharge.

We are ready to help.

954-940-7060 - Broward Health Imperial Point Behavioral Health Unit Information

954-355-5856 - Broward Health Medical Center Behavioral Health Services

The Latest Technology

Broward Health is one of the few public healthcare systems in the nation to implement a Barcoded Medication Administration System (BCMA). This advanced BCMA records, tracks and ensures the correct medications are delivered in the prescribed dosage and time, to the right patient. With the use of a simple barcoded wristband, patients can see the system at work and are reassured by the added safety measure. BCMA enables caregivers to work more efficiently and demonstrates Broward Health's commitment to patient safety.

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