You’ve come to the right place. Calling our Admissions Team at 954-953-1742 is the next step towards recovery and a more balanced, healthier life for you or your loved one. Our admissions counselors will assess if Lifeskills South Florida is the right fit and if not, we’ll do our best to connect you to the care that best fits your needs.

Admissions Process

During the admission process, our Admissions Team will work diligently with you and your family to determine which treatment options would work best for you. We will also help determine all out-of-pocket costs needed to cover the anticipated length of stay as well as help you to determine your out-of-network benefits.

Paying for Treatment


Who does Lifeskills treat?

Adults, 18 and older, of all genders


Does Lifeskills accept insurance?

We can work with out-of-network benefits & some locations work with select in-network providers.


Does Lifeskills accept Medicare or Medicaid?


Our residential programs in Deerfield Beach and Ft. Lauderdale are private-pay facilities that can work with out-of-network benefits. Our residential program in Orlando is in a network with Beacon Health Options and can also work with out-of-network benefits. The cost of treatment depends on the length of stay and the level of care. We generally recommend a minimum of 60-90 days of treatment, with most clients beginning at the residential level of care. As insurance plans vary, most clients will use a combination of private pay and insurance benefits to cover their costs. Prior to treatment, we help each client determine the out-of-pocket costs needed to cover the anticipated length of stay and help them determine their out-of-network benefits. 

Our Outpatient treatment facilities ( PHP & IOP) can work with out-of-network benefits and accept the following in-network providers:  

Delray Beach:

  • New Directions (Covers most Blue Cross BlueShield policies)
  • Optum (Covers policies such as UHC, UBH, UMR, among others)


  • Optum
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)

Lifeskills is proud to support our nation’s veterans as a community care network provider (NPI #’s:  Deerfield Beach: 1891122396 | Orlando: 1619411014). 

Please note that all of our programs do not accept Medicare or Medicaid.

Admissions FAQs

Lifeskills South Florida specializes in treating adults with mental health disorders, substance use disorder, and dual diagnosis.

In addition to therapeutic programming seven days a week, the first 30 days may include medication management, setting personal goals, and identifying emotions that are obstructing your recovery. The team will use pre-assessments, intake information, previous medical records, and family assessments to customize an individual treatment plan, partnering you with clinicians that are best equipped to help you meet your goals. Psychological testing is offered for clients who may require further diagnostics to assist the team in setting the optimum treatment plan.

We achieve positive outcomes because we don’t put recovery on a timetable. Each client’s circumstances and treatment needs are different from many of our clients that average three months at our residential treatment program. The length of stay at Lifeskills is entirely dependent upon the unique needs of each of our clients, the complexity of their condition(s), and the rate at which progress is made. Clients are challenged to reintegrate into their community and achieve their personal treatment goals as quickly as they are able.

Our strong Family Support Program offers support, education, and guidance to you and your loved ones throughout the treatment process. Upon admission, you will be assigned a licensed therapist who will be in constant communication with your family, as you allow. Additionally, they will help facilitate family sessions, visitation, and any other family-related need that arises.

Our Lifeskills South Florida staff specializes in helping our patients find stability and focus on integrating back into their home, work, and family lives. Our continuum of care includes teaching community living skills and helping our clients reintegrate so they can live healthy and independent lives. Relapse prevention, self-monitoring, job skills, budgeting, nutrition, shopping, meal planning, and interpersonal skills learned through living with housemates are just some of the skills focused on during treatment. Each client can identify social support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Smart Recovery, and mental health support groups to seek support for themselves, work with a sponsor, and learn how to surround themselves with the healthy and supportive community needed to remain successful in recovery.

Click here to access an extensive packing list for treatment. The list also includes items that are prohibited.
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