Outpatient Behavioral Health Services
The primary focus of the program is to provide a continuum of services designed to offer the least restrictive level of treatment to each patient. The program offers a structured therapeutic setting to adults, who are at least 18 years of age, who have had an acute exacerbation of their psychiatric illness which severely interferes with multiple areas of their daily functioning including vocational, social and/or educational functioning. Furthermore, these patients demonstrate a degree of impairment severe enough that without care or treatment, the individual is likely to suffer from further neglect or abuse of care to him or herself, posing a threat of substantial harm to his/her well-being. The program is structured to assist the patient with outpatient treatment to prevent further risk of deterioration, monitor and provide therapeutic support and intervention, and to assist with reintegration into the community. The program is also designed to provide therapeutic interventions for those patients diagnosed with a dual disorder as well (i.e. substance abuse issues, post traumatic stress disorder, OCD, Anxiety disorders, etc.)
The Outpatient Behavioral Health Department at Larkin Community Hospital encompasses a broad range of therapeutic approaches and disciplines to assist the individual in achieving his/her individual goals and potential.
Utilizing an individualized, comprehensive multi-disciplinary treatment team approach, we assist patients to gain insight into their issues leading up to treatment and help them to develop tools to deal more effectively with their unique life stressors.
Using varied therapeutic approaches, we provide a strong foundation and treatment structure within a caring environment to help individual patients achieve recovery and stability. Our goal is to instill self-discipline and self-determination so that our patients can eventually reach their potential and maintain stability. We also strive to assist patients beginning their road to a lasting fulfilling life of recovery by encouraging them to address the areas that they need to change to decrease deterioration.
The Outpatient Behavioral Health Department at Larkin Community Hospital offers daily outpatient psychotherapeutic group interventions for adults (including the geriatric population) who are dually diagnosed (criteria for admission is an Axis I psychiatric diagnosis), along with weekly medication management by our psychiatrist and individual and/or family therapy as needed.
Modalities of Treatment with Length of Stay for Each:
There are two levels of treatment interventions that the program offers: Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient Treatment.
The Partial Hospitalization Program operates six (6) days a week and provides four (4) psychotherapy groups daily. Medication management is provided on a weekly basis as well. The length of stay for the partial hospitalization program is approximately eight (8) weeks.
The Intensive Outpatient Program operates up to four (4) days per week and provides four (4) psychotherapy groups daily along with weekly medication management.
Information on UA tests
The program provides random weekly urine screens for all patients who are diagnosed with a substance abuse disorder. These results are reviewed by the Medical Director and all results are made available to the courts as directed by the patient’s treatment.
Materials used for sessions/contents:
The outpatient psychiatric program provides psychotherapeutic and didactic group interventions. The program’s modality for psychotherapy is primarily talk therapy and the clinicians use handouts, worksheets, and educational readings to generate patient discussion and education. In order to provide effective materials to improve the patient’s ability to manage their psychiatric symptoms, the following topics/contents are discussed: Self Awareness, Coping Skills, Self Defeating Behaviors, Relapse Prevention, Symptom Management, and Discharge Planning.
Schedule and hours of operation (group times included):
The Outpatient Psychiatric Program’s hours of operation are from 8:30am – 4:30pm (Monday-Friday) and 9:00am – 1:00pm (Saturday). In Hollywood, the office is open from 8:00am – 4:00pm (Monday-Friday).
Program Staff is available via toll free number 1-800-871-5030 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The patient’s program/clinical hours are from:
Group Times: (Monday – Saturday)
10:00 am – 10:45am
10:55 am- 11:40am
11:50 am – 12:35pm
12:45pm – 1:30pm
On the Larkin Community Hospital campus at 7000 SW 59th Place South Miami, FL 33143
and Hollywood at 1201 North 37th Avenue Hollywood, Florida 33021.
The Outpatient Behavioral Health Department provides the following services:
- Initial Psychiatric Evaluation
- Daily group psychotherapy interventions (up to four groups daily)
- Nursing assessment, reassessment and education
- Medical History and Physical Evaluation
- Medication Management (minimum of one (1) time per week) by Psychiatrist
- Case Management Services
- Discharge Planning
- Individual/Family Therapy as needed
- Referrals for Nutritional Assessments, Rehabilitation Services and/or additional medical care/treatment
- Transportation to and from the program
- Breakfast and Lunch
Staff Credentials include but are not limited to:
Licensed Psychiatrists, Psychiatric Residents, Registered Nurses, Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psy.D.
We accept the following insurances: Medicare, Medicaid (UMBH, UBH only), Carnival Cruise Lines, Cenpatico, Concordia, United Behavioral, University of Miami Behavioral, WellCare, and 3 Rivers.