Inpatient Mental Health and Addiction Treatment for Residents in Okeechobee County, Florida

If you or a loved one is struggling with substance abuse, it’s essential to understand the addiction treatment options available. Although outpatient treatment programs are helpful, they aren’t as comprehensive as inpatient rehab. This means an inpatient rehab treatment center is usually a better option for those struggling with severe alcohol addiction or drug addiction. Located in Port St. Lucie, FL, Behavioral Health Centers provides a safe, caring environment for Okeechobee County residents seeking addiction treatment.

If you or a loved one need inpatient mental health services or addiction treatment call 772-774-3872 today. We also accept most major insurance policies. Click here to verify if your coverage will pay for your therapy so you can start today.

Areas Served

Behavioral Health Centers offers comprehensive inpatient mental health and addiction treatment to residents of Okeechobee County, FL, and beyond. Many patients come from prominent cities within the county, including:

  • Okeechobee City
  • Whispering Pines
  • Treasure Island
  • Country Hills Estates
  • Ancient Oaks

Additionally, many mental health or residential drug rehab program participants come from nearby counties, including Palm Beach, Desoto, Highlands, Hardee and Glades counties. Major Florida cities like West Palm Beach, Boca Raton and Miami Beach are included in this service area.

However, the best treatment centers don’t limit themselves to locals. That’s why we’re proud to serve those seeking treatment from all over the United States.

Mental Health and AddictionTreatment Options

Behavioral Health Centers provides four primary treatment programs for those needing assistance: a drug and alcohol detox program, inpatient treatment, a mental health program and aftercare programs. There are also special programs designed for first responders and veterans.

Alcohol and Drug Detox

The drug and alcohol rehab program is designed for people who battle with substance addiction. The purpose of a detox program is to purge the body of the alcohol or drugs that you or your loved one is seeking substance abuse treatment for. The detox experience will be different depending on the substance used.

Whether you’re detoxing from alcohol, prescription medications or another illicit substance, our treatment center helps make the process as comfortable as possible. Although it may be tempting to detox at home, this can be dangerous. Detoxing with medical supervision is the safer option, especially if you’ve been using a substance for a long time. Not only will you receive the support necessary, but you’ll be near professionals in the event of a medical emergency during your substance detox. 

Some of the substances our treatment center is designed to help you detox from include:

  • Alcohol
  • Heroin
  • Cocaine
  • Hallucinogens
  • Sedatives
  • PCP
  • Painkillers (including morphine)
  • Amphetamines
  • Methamphetamines

Inpatient Treatment

Inpatient treatment is key to helping you or your loved one overcome substance abuse. Anyone suffering from drug or alcohol addiction will benefit from living in our treatment center temporarily.

During your stay, you’ll be able to focus solely on achieving permanent sobriety in a safe, comfortable environment. Starting your sobriety journey without outside distractions or influences is usually the best option for someone who struggles with addiction.

Our treatment center takes a holistic approach to inpatient alcohol treatment and drug rehab. We believe focusing on the body isn’t enough by itself. Instead, we also help care for the mind and soul of each patient.

Treatment for a chemical addiction is never easy, but our rehab center provides the opportunity for patients to manage their stress while staying with us. We offer the opportunity to participate in art classes, yoga and talk therapy (including group therapy).


Don’t go through the process of recovery alone. There are people who can help you with the struggle you’re facing. Get in touch with one today.


If you have coverage of any kind from a major insurance provider, your treatment is likely covered. We promise to keep your information confidential.

Inpatient Mental Health Services

Many people struggle with mental health disorders, and, in some instances, outpatient programs or residential care is necessary. In rare cases, hospitalization is needed to stabilize a patient so a proper assessment and an appropriate care plan can be created. For example, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder may cause behavioral issues or destructive thought patterns and require hospitalization.

Each mental health care plan is personalized to the patient. Even among patients with the same diagnosis, no two mental health journeys will be the same. However, family involvement is always highly recommended in all cases as it’s beneficial to those battling mental health disorders.

It’s important to understand that mental health programs are often incorporated into drug or alcohol rehab because the two can be co-occurring disorders. Many people with undiagnosed or untreated mental health disorders turn to drugs or alcohol as a way to self-medicate. The best treatment options in this scenario focus on diagnosing and managing the mental health disorder, detoxing from the substance abused and getting ongoing support for both problems.

Aftercare Programs

An aftercare program provides continuing care after more intensive rehab services. Ongoing support is crucial to remaining sober after receiving treatment in a more intensive form. You can’t “heal” addiction because it alters your brain chemistry. However, you can learn to manage and fight your addiction.

Aftercare programs take many forms. They may include ongoing group therapy or support, like that provided by Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous. Programs may also include medication management or personal therapy. Behavioral Health Centers can help you or your loved one create the best aftercare program after graduating from a more intensive program.

Residential Drug Rehab Program for Veterans

Veterans are regularly subjected to disturbing situations. They’re forced to make difficult decisions and witness the worst humanity has to offer. Due to the stress of their occupations, veterans often have mental health issues (like PTSD and anxiety) or battle with drug and alcohol abuse.

Our veteran rehab center is designed to serve veterans, active military personnel and first responders in the ways they need most. Our staff understands the stress of these occupations and is happy to serve those who have served us.

About Behavioral Health Centers

Behavioral Health Centers is designed to be a comfortable place for you or your loved one to heal. Our center is small and intimate so we can provide quality one-on-one care, with availability for 24 patients receiving inpatient care at once. We’re accredited by the Florida Department of Children and Families, LegitScript, NAATP and JCAHO.

When you stay at Behavioral Health Centers, you’ll have access to a range of services and dedicated, caring professionals to help you with your recovery. In addition, we provide various therapy types, personal living spaces and stress-relieving options like yoga during your stay. Then, when you’re ready to go home, we’ll continue supporting your path to sobriety with our aftercare programs and other local resources.

Living room at inpatient rehab in in Okechobee county, FL

Insurance Coverage for Rehab

If you have health insurance, it may cover part or all of your stay at our facility. However, each insurance company and plan offers unique coverage, so it’s important to understand your limits. We’re here to help with your insurance-related questions should you need assistance. Behavioral Health Centers accepts several types of insurance, as described below.

If you or a loved one need inpatient mental health services or addiction treatment call 772-774-3872 today. We also accept most major insurance policies. Click here to verify if your coverage will pay for your therapy so you can start today.

Aetna: Aetna is a comprehensive insurance company providing coverage in 15 states. Depending on your plan, Aetna may cover a percentage of your drug and alcohol treatment.

Blue Cross Blue Shield: BCBS pays for some sobriety programs. This coverage usually extends to inpatient rehab and detox but will vary based on the exact plan you have.

United Healthcare: United Healthcare offers a number of different plans and many of them provide some level of coverage for those suffering with addiction or mental health issues. You may qualify for some coverage for the services provided at Behavioral Health Centers.

Cigna: Several Cigna plans cover mental health and addiction-related services. However, the insurance company offers a range of plans, and not all provide the same coverage. How much of your stay and aftercare program is covered will depend on which plan you subscribe to.

Government Employee Health Association: These insurance plans are usually available to government employees and retired military personnel. GEHA insurance plans cover a range of addiction services, but how much coverage you receive will depend on the exact plan.

Empire: Empire is a BCBS plan that may cover some of your addiction treatment. However, coverage varies significantly and will depend on the type of plan you subscribe to, as well as where you purchased it.

This list isn’t all-encompassing, and other insurances may be accepted. In addition to accepting insurance, our rehab center utilizes a third-party financing company to help you pay for your stay. You can find more information on financing here.

Local Resources

If you can’t get the inpatient mental health or addiction treatment you need right away, there are local resources you can take advantage of. Attending group meetings with Narcotics Anonymous or Alcoholics Anonymous is an excellent way to get some help while awaiting inpatient treatment. 

Narcotics Anonymous

  • Okeechobee: Haven Street; 214 Southwest 7th Avenue 
  • Okeechobee: Seeking Solutions; 406 Northwest 3rd Street 
  • Okeechobee: Okeechobee Christian Church; 3055 SE 18th Terrace 

Alcoholics Anonymous

  • Okeechobee: Okeechobee Discussion Group; 1167 Linda Road 
  • Okeechobee: Heard It Through the Grapevine; 312 North Parrott Avenue 
  • Okeechobee: In the Trenches; 200 Northwest 3rd Street 
  • Okeechobee: Lake Port Group; 15399 Florida 78 
  • Okeechobee: Okeechobee Noon Group; 200 Northwest 3rd Street 
  • Okeechobee: Okeechobee Sobriety Group; 200 Northwest 3rd Street 
Room for group therapy

Verify Your Benefits Now

Health insurance can be confusing, but you don’t have to figure it out alone. Our rehab center staff can help you verify the insurance benefits your plan qualifies you for today. Once your benefits have been verified, our team can help you move forward with designing an addiction treatment plan.

If you need assistance, don’t hesitate to call us at (772) 774-3872. You can also verify your coverage on our website if you prefer.


Don’t go through the process of recovery alone. There are people who can help you with the struggle you’re facing. Get in touch with one today.


If you have coverage of any kind from a major insurance provider, your treatment is likely covered. We promise to keep your information confidential.