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Frequently Asked Questions

Palm Shores Behavioral Health Center uses a phase system to monitor patient’s progress in areas such as group participation, social interactions and behavior. Phase advancement indicates progress in treatment and includes gradually increasing responsibility and privileges.

Palm Shores Behavioral Health Center takes most major Commercial Insurance as well as Florida Healthy Kids, Medicaid, Tricare and CHAMPVA.

Every child at Palm Shores Behavioral Health Center is enrolled in the Manatee County School District upon admission. All the teachers meet the certification requirements under the Florida Department of Education. At discharge, grades/credits earned are given to families/guardians as part of the student’s official school transcript for promoting graduation

Family communication and involvement is highly encouraged and important for the growth and treatment of our patients. Visitations are encouraged and scheduled up to three times per week (siblings and extended family are also approved for visitation).

The family is encouraged to maintain consistent visitation and involvement during the patient’s treatment, including periodic visits for family therapy sessions and family group education. As treatment progresses therapeutic family assignments will be important to the success of the patient’s transition for their discharge planning.

Phone calls are also encouraged – children are guaranteed two call days per week. Families are also provided two additional scheduled phone calls and approved for calls and as needed. Please contact the Admissions Department regarding further questions about phone calls.

Yes, as long as approved by the Admissions Department and Facility.

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Palm Shores Behavioral Health Center is dedicated to providing quality comprehensive mental health care and education services for at risk adolescents, ages 11 – 17. Call us today at 941-792-2222.