Addiction Resource Guide

Port St. Lucie Behavioral Health Services

Psychiatric Hospital with Chemical Dependency Patients Housed Separately

The Program
"In Its Own Words"


Self Description:

"Port St Lucie Hospital offers specially designed short-term inpatient detoxification and long-term inpatient treatment programs for adults and adolescents to provide safe detoxification and solution-focused treatment. Trained personnel are available 24/7 to answer questions and provide clinical assessment and treatment. We also provide a separate dual diagnosis program."

Treatment Philosophy:

"The Chemical Dependency services believe that individuals suffering from a substance realted disorder can be helped to live more fulfilling and productive lives. The basic philosophy is that the patient deserves progressive treatment interventions, whcih afford each individual the choice of adopting a substance free lifestyle within a comprehensive 12 Step addictive disease program."

Approach to Dual Diagnosis:

"Port St. Lucie Hospital provides a separate Dual Diagnosis unit that offers comprehensive treatment for patients diagnosed wiht psychiatric illness and concomitant addictive disease disorder."

Family Program:

"Family involvement is viewed as an essential component of the program. In individual family therapy as well as multifamily groups, family members address the issues of addictive disease and their destructive impact on family relationships."

Position on 12 Step Involvement:

"We support and encourage 12 Step involvement. Each patient will be introduced to the process of recovery using 12 Step model. Nine 12 Steps meetings are held at the hospital weekly"

Position on Confrontation:

"We use a supportive and empowering approach while helping the patient to identify consequences of continued chemical use. We attempt to increase self-steem through education, skill mastery, positive support and peer interaction."


    Number of Beds: 75
    Detox Available: Yes

  • Last Year's Admissions:

    Total Annual Admits 400 Adolescents and 800 Adults
    Average Length of Stay 7 days detox and 21 days rehab
    Percent of Women 40%
    Percent under 25 40%
    Percent with College Education DNS
    Percent Covered by Public Assistance 15%
    Receiving some form of psychiatric medication other than for detoxification75%

  • Admissions Procedures:

    Night Admission Available: Yes
    Weekend Admission available: Yes
    Face to Face Interview or exam required before admission: Yes


Facility has separate program for:
  • Acute Care
  • Adolescents
  • Alcohol Addiction
  • Depression
  • Psychiatric (Dual Diagnosis)

  • Facility has group sessions for:
  • Abuse/PTSD/Trauma
  • Anger Management/Conflict Resolution
  • Cocaine
  • Codependency
  • Domestive Violence
  • Family
  • Geriatric
  • Grief & Loss
  • Heroin Addiction
  • Pain Management
  • Prescription Drugs
  • Relapse
  • Women


    Self-pay Cost: $10.000 for 21 days
    Public Assistance coverage may be accepted: Yes
    Medicare Coverage accepted: Yes
    Insurance Coverage verified before admission: Yes
    Follow-up Care included at no additional charge: Yes


    Licensed by: State of Florida, Medicare
    Type of License: Hospital
    Accredited by: JCAHO

    Contact Information:
    Admissions Telephone Number: (772) 335-0400
    General Information: (772) 335-0400
    Address: 2550 SE Walton Road
    Port St. Lucie, FL 34952