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Valor Program

Valor Program

Valor Program

The Valor Program at Fort Lauderdale Behavioral Health Center is a 14-bed inpatient acute, resiliency-focused and trauma-informed care program providing mental health and substance use treatment and education for First Responders and Military members.

  • Firefighters
  • Police officers
  • Active duty military
  • Veterans
  • EMS
  • Dispatch
  • Corrections

Treatment by master’s-level clinicians can help first responders build upon the resiliency skills they already use to overcome challenges in their daily job duties.

Mental Health Disorders We Treat

  • PTSD
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Co-Occurring Disorders

Addiction Issues We Treat

  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Cocaine Abuse
  • Heroin Abuse
  • Crystal Meth Abuse
  • Prescription Drug Abuse (Xanax, OxyContin, Klonopin, Ativan, Methadone)

Services can include:

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Reconsolidation of Traumatic Memories (RTM)
  • Pet Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Music Therapy
  • Yoga

Program features:

Benefits of the program include an indoor gym, outdoor courtyard, recreation room, private lockers and computer vestibules with cellphone access and smoking privileges. Narcotics Anonymous/Alcoholics Anonymous® meetings are held on site. Our patients are treated to fun outings such as bowling, movies and going out for ice cream. We have a dietitian on staff and our meals consist of chef-inspired cuisine.

Our goal is to help first responders return to duty or support the transition to their next stage of life.

What to Bring

  • Six or seven says worth of civilian clothes (belts are permitted only during off-campus outings)
  • PT Gear (civilian or military)
  • Flip-flops
  • Shower shoes
  • House slippers
  • Closed-toe shoes and running shoes (one pair laced for PT, one laceless pair, such as loafers)
  • Hygiene gear
  • Tobacco (if used)
  • MP3 player (no recording devices)
  • Bedding (if desired, but it is provided)
  • Limited spending money
  • List of important phone numbers
  • OIC and/or SEL contact info
  • MD/Case Manager/Therapist contact info
What NOT to Bring

  • Items in glass containers/Aerosol cans/sprays
  • Weapons (includes gerbers)
  • Hangers/Scissors
  • Safety pins/needles/push pins
  • Mirrors/compacts
  • Any product containing alcohol (including mouthwash)
  • Heeled shoes/Steel-toed shoes
  • Recording devices
  • Inappropriate clothing (revealing or referencing drugs/alcohol)
  • Lighters/Keepsake items
  • Electronic devices with cameras are not permitted on the unit (cell phones, etc.)
  • Aluminum cans/Outside food or drink
  • Items with drawstrings

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

Partial Hospitalization Program at Fort Lauderdale Behavioral Health Center is designed as a stepping stone from the Valor inpatient treatment. This program provides our Valor patients with structured group therapy and education five hours a day, five days a week.

We accept Medicare, Managed Medicare, most major commercial insurances, and Managed Medicaid policies.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

Also considered a stepping stone from our Valor inpatient treatment, Fort Lauderdale Behavioral Health Center’s Intensive outpatient program makes it easier for people to reintegrate into the community. IOP provides our Valor patients with three hours of structured group therapy and education three to four days per week. We hold these groups daily and allow patients to choose the schedule most convenient for them.

IOP is designed for patients with a mental health disorder, substance use, or co-occurring disorders. Like PHP, this program is provided in an interdisciplinary manner utilizing the group therapy format. Therapists and discharge-planning staff are available to help patients access supportive housing within the community.

Outpatient Clinic Services

Outpatient Clinic services for our Valor patients include:

  • Initial Psychiatric Evaluations
  • Individual Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Medication Management
  • TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation)

Valor Outpatient Clinic Hours:

  • Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

We accept Medicare, Managed Medicare, most major commercial insurances, and Managed Medicaid policies.

We are currently offering telehealth services only via Zoom for our Outpatient Clinic patients, and we are accepting new patients at this time. (see Telehealth instructions below)

Please call 954-734-2066 to schedule your clinic appointment with our team.

Valor Telehealth Services

Telehealth Instructions:
Patients must download the Zoom app if they have a smart phone or tablet. Patients can also access Zoom.us via a laptop equipped with a webcam.

Please call in during normal clinic business hours Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. to set up your Zoom appointment. Ramon, our Outpatient Clinic Office Manager, will then provide further instructions on how to retrieve your meeting ID in order to gain access to your scheduled meeting.

Our psychiatrists are currently seeing Valor patients via Zoom:

  • Monday – 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday – Wednesday – 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday – 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday – 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Our licensed therapists are currently seeing Valor patients via Zoom:

  • Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Please call 954-734-2066 to schedule your clinic appointment with our team.