The Center for Behavioral Health at University Pavilion is a beautiful freestanding state-of-the-art behavioral health facility located on the campus of University Hospital and Medical Center. The Center features four units with 60 beds, cafeteria, gym, pool, and indoor and outdoor group areas.

The Center for Behavioral Health is staffed by over 13 physicians that specialize in Psychiatry, many are certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. The Center for Behavioral Health is also staffed by Registered Nurses who specialize in Psychiatric Nursing. In addition to the nurses and physicians, The Center for Behavioral Health employs a team of allied professionals that includes Activity and Recreation Therapist, Counselors, a Marriage and Family Therapist, Psychologists, and Social Workers.

Every patient admitted to one of the inpatient programs at The Center for Behavioral Health will participate in a physical assessment provided by a staff physician.

Services Offered

Inpatient Services

  • Adult
  • Child
  • Adolescent
  • Partial Hospitalization
  • Geriatric Behavioral Health

Out Patient Services

  • Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)
    • Adult
  • Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
    • Adolescent
    • Adult


Staffed by behavioral health professionals the Respond Service provides assessment 24 hours a day 7 days a week to assist in identifying individual’s behavioral health needs and to provide referrals to community resources, without charge or obligation. For more information about our services and the admitting process, please call (954) 724-6502.

Young Inpatient Behavioral Health Services

Adolescents and children with behavioral and emotional disturbances have different needs than adults. The Center for Behavioral Health provides treatment to young patients (ages 4 to 17) with acute conditions that require 24-hour supervision. Psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, and recreational therapists assist patients with understanding mental illness, developing coping skills, and making better decisions.

Adult Inpatient Behavioral Health Services

The Pavilion at University Hospital & Medical Center features three separate adult units to address the full spectrum of adult care. Inpatient Care is provided to patients with symptoms so severe they require 24-hour supervision and behavioral health treatment. The inpatient treatment helps stabilize, diagnose, and treat the condition. A full range of services including psychiatry, psychiatric nursing, counseling, and therapeutic activities are available to help patients develop strategies for minimizing symptoms, reducing stress, making better decisions, and coping with their emotions.

Electro-Convulsive Therapy

Electro-Convulsive a treatment option for patients with severe conditions that do not respond favorably to pharmacological interventions. Patients who believe they may benefit from this treatment should consult with their current provider of psychiatric treatment for advice on possible benefits from this option.

Support Groups

The Pavilion at University Hospital & Medical Center services several Support Groups. These groups may supplement care provided by the facility but are facilitated by outside organizations. The Hospital does not oversee cancellations or attendance. It is recommended you obtain contact numbers from the supporting organizations.

  • CODA Challenges (Codependency Anonymous) | 7:00pm – 8:30pm | GYM
  • AA Business Meeting | 3rd Monday | 8:30pm – 9:15pm | PHP Group Room
  • Focus on Sobriety: A Women's AA meeting | 7:00pm – 8:00pm | GYM
  • Alcoholics Anonymous (INPATIENT) | 3:45pm | Unit 1 (open to patients on Units 1-3)
  • Alcoholics Anonymous | 7:15 – 8:15pm | GYM | (954) 462-2013
  • Arthritis Foundation & Fibromyalgia | 7:30pm – 9:30pm | 1st & 3rd Wednesday | Conference Room or Cafeteria
  • NARANON | 8:15 – 9:15pm | GYM | (800) 477-6291
  • Alcoholics Anonymous (INPATIENT) | 3:45pm | Unit 1 (open to patients on Units 1-3)
  • Parents Support Group M.H.A. | ConferenceR: 6:00pm – 9:00pm | AA GYM (meeting in print): 7:30pm – 8:30pm
  • NA NEW BEGINNINGS Business Meeting | 9:30 – 11:00pm | 1st Friday | PHP Group Room
  • Near Death Experience Support Group | 1st Friday | 7:00 – 9:00pm | Cafeteria | (305) 798-8974
  • Alcoholics Anonymous | 7:15 – 8:15pm | GYM | (954) 462-2013



Medically necessary procedures done on an outpatient basis are covered by Medicare, Medicaid, private insurances and HMOs, although referrals may be required. Below is the current list of insurance plans accepted. If you have any questions or do not see your plan listed, the hospital’s outpatient registration staff will be glad to help you verify that your procedure is covered by your insurance provider.

  • Aetna HMO | Provider#: 008720 | Phone:(800) 624-0756 | EPDB#: 6201245
  • Aetna PPO | Provider#: 6201245 | Phone:(800) 624-0756 | EPDB#: 6201245
  • All American Health Choice: Managed by secure Horizons part of United Healthcare | Phone:(888) 507-9352
  • AmeriChoice Managed by UBH | (800) 582-8220
  • American Psych Systems | (800) 634-2273
  • AmeriGroup | (800) 454-3730
  • American Health Choice
  • AmeriChoice
  • American Psych Systems
  • American Health Choice
  • Anthem BC/BS
  • Avmed As of October 1 Beech Street PPO
  • Best Choice North Broward Hospital
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield out of state policies are accepted
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna PPO
  • Coventry
  • Coventry School board of Broward County Coventry MH Net employees-SBBC
    (Coventry BSO MH Net) in network.
  • First Health PPO
  • GHI (As primary)
  • Great West Healthcare
  • Health Ease MCD
  • HealthSun Health Plan
  • Humana HMO/HIX
  • Magellan Complete Care
  • Medica MCD
  • Medicare NO HMO attached
  • Neighborhood Health Partnership
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PSN network through Concordia based on medical necessity
  • Simply Healthcare MCR
  • Tricare
  • United HealthCare PPO
  • United Health Care HMO
  • United HealthCare HCA