Learn More About University Behavioral Center

About University Behavioral Center

Since 1989, University Behavioral Center has been dedicated to providing comprehensive, high-quality treatment for mental health and substance use disorder issues in Orlando, Florida. We provide a full range of program options, including inpatient treatment to child, adolescent and adult patients, as well as addiction treatment to adults. We also offer a recovery program with detox for drug or alcohol addiction. Our goal is to provide effective treatment, in a comfortable and secure environment, to enable each individual to improve their overall quality of life.

Located on a beautiful 14-acre campus in Orlando, Florida, University Behavioral Center is within the Central Florida Research Park Development and neighbors the University of Central Florida. University Behavioral Center’s treatment facilities include a swimming pool, a wellness center and gymnasium, and an outdoor reflection atrium.

Our hospital is divided into two physically separate wings, the children/adolescent wing and the adult wing. Each is subdivided into secured units. Secure 24-hour supervision helps promote patient safety and a therapeutic living environment. University Behavioral Center proudly supports a healthy environment.

University Behavioral Center is accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC) and licensed by the State of Florida Agency for Health Care Administrations as a Class III Psychiatric Hospital.

Treatment at University Behavioral Center

University Behavioral Center provides a full range of treatment programs for children, adolescents and adults. We accept individuals under voluntary and Baker Act status.

For Children and Adolescents, ages 5–17:

  • Child and Adolescent Acute Inpatient Treatment
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Trauma-Informed Care
  • Expressive Therapy Techniques (art, music and movement therapy)

For Adults:

  • Adult Acute Psychiatric Inpatient Treatment
  • Substance Use Disorder Treatment, Detox and Rehabilitation
  • Programs for Military Members and Veterans

Our Philosophy

The overall philosophy of University Behavioral Center is to ensure that each person receives individualized treatment and education during treatment. Our team works with all individuals in our programs to create a specialized plan during their stay here at University Behavioral Center.

Treatment modalities that may be used in a given treatment plan include Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), a cognitive-behavioral based approach, trauma-focused therapy, group therapy and others. We also offer military veteran-specific counseling.

University Behavioral Center’s treatment programs are highly structured. Our interdisciplinary treatment team combines group, individual and family therapies to offer residents the most comprehensive treatment. Individual activities, schedules and groups change to meet the needs of each resident. We also believe in utilizing creative arts and recreational therapies.

We’re Here to Help

University Behavioral Center offers no-cost, confidential assessments for individuals in need of mental health or substance abuse treatment. Our staff is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to schedule assessments. Call us any time at 407-281-7000 or complete and submit our online contact form. If you need immediate medical assistance, contact 911 or seek the nearest emergency room.

Help and hope are closer than you think.

Personalized mental health and addiction treatment is ready for you. We are here to help.