Thank you for trusting us to care for your loved one. Fort Lauderdale Behavioral Health Center has served the South Florida community for over 20 years. We offer inpatient mental health & substance use disorder acute stabilization and treatment for ages five and up. For continuity of care, there is an onsite outpatient clinic offering psychiatric evaluation, medication management and individual & family therapy.
My loved one was admitted, what happens next?
What is informed consent?
The process of informed consent occurs when communication between a patient and physician results in the patient’s authorization or agreement to undergo a specific medical intervention.
What is a Baker Act?
The Baker Act is a Florida law allowing emergency mental health services for the temporary detention of people who are impaired due to mental illness, and who are unable to determine their needs for treatment. Your loved one is observed and continually assessed during the initial 72-hour hold.Following assessment, the doctor can:
Dr. Lance Amols
Dr. Lance Amols is a born and raised South Floridian who has spent his entire life enjoying the sun within the tri-county area. He is triple board certified having completed his medical school training, psychiatry residency as well as his multiple fellowships in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry at the University of Miami. Having previously worked at FLBHC years ago, he was excited when the opportunity came to rejoin the team and has been serving as the lead Child & Adolescent psychiatrist on the youth units since returning. When he’s not working, he’s taking his dog on long walks, hiking, or enjoying kayaking on the many beautiful crystal-clear springs Florida has to offer. On days when the weather won’t cooperate, you can find him enjoying a good movie or playing video games, both hobbies he has enjoyed since childhood.