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The adolescent acute treatment program at Fort Lauderdale Hospital provides crisis stabilization, extended care, detox, and court-ordered treatment for adolescents ages 11-17. We accept both voluntary and involuntary (Baker Act & Marchman Act) patients.

The interdisciplinary treatment team includes nurses, Master’s level therapists, mental health technicians and medical doctors working under the direction of the attending psychiatrist. The adolescent treatment program is well equipped to address issues of addiction and psychiatric/behavioral health.

Symptoms of a troubled adolescent include:

  • Suicidal behavior
  • Violent outbursts
  • Family problems
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Homicidal behavior
  • Recent trauma resulting in changes in behavior
  • Eating disorders
  • Severe mood swings
  • Isolating behavior
  • Difficulty focusing and concentrating
  • Exhibiting at-risk behaviors
  • Substance abuse
  • Running away from home
  • School pattern deviation
  • Destructive behavior
  • Self-mutilation

Fort Lauderdale Hospital is licensed and accredited by the following:


  • State of Florida
  • Certified by Broward County
  • “The Joint Commission” or TJC

We accept Medicare and most other private insurances and have reasonable self-pay rates. For more information call 800-585-7527 or contact us.

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