Behavioral health care starts with an evaluation comprising a clinical interview with one of our mental health specialists. Following that session, we provide a comprehensive recommendation to the individual and/or their family for ongoing outpatient counseling, residential care or further physical/psychological assessment.
La Amistad Behavioral Health Services is located in Maitland, FL, minutes away from Orlando. We accept private pay and all major insurance coverage. We strive to be cost-effective in delivering the highest standard of care while working closely with patients, their families, agency representatives, insurance companies and managed care groups in determining all payment options available.
As an accredited educational program for children and adolescents, La Amistad may be funded through student loan programs available through private lenders. To assist families in obtaining financing, La Amistad has established relationships with lenders who are familiar with our programs. Please ask for additional information through our intake department.
Strong family involvement is recommended, encouraged through family therapy, frequent visits and telephone calls. Conference calls with the facility staff, child and family enhance work with geographically distant families. We also encourage attendance at the monthly Family Day for the families of adolescent patients, and the Saturday Family Support Group for the families of the Adult patients.
All assessments and admissions take place at 1650 Park Avenue North, Maitland, Florida 32751.
La Amistad staff will escort the resident to the proper location after the admission process is completed.
What to Bring – Adult Program:
Please inquire regarding specific unit/facility rules.
- 5-7 days of clothing (limit 1 suitcase and 1 carry-on bag). It is recommended to bring clothing items without drawstrings or laces. Depending on precautions, drawstrings and laces could be prohibited.
- Closed-toe/closed-back shoes are required for all activities outside of the bedrooms.
- Flip-flops or sandals recommended for shower use.
- Sneakers are required for physical activities.
- One-piece bathing suit and trunks allowed.
- Lightweight jackets and sweaters are recommended for colder months of the year and/or if you get cold easily indoors.
- Shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, body soap, feminine hygiene products, toothpaste and toothbrush. All products must be in original packaging.
- All necessary bedding and towels are provided but, if desired, feel free to bring your favorite blanket and pillow.
- Hair straighteners and curling irons allowed for use only during designated times (safety precaution dependent) – Makeup items should be limited to single quart-sized bag (no glass or mirrors).
- Bring all medications (psychiatric, medical, and supplemental) to the facility for review.
Permitted Personal Items:
- Stress ball or deck of cards.
- Appropriate reading material.
- Appropriate coloring or activity books.
- Journal or sketchbook (no spiral notebook).
- Nontoxic markers, colored pencils or crayons (no sharpeners).
- Small mp3 player and headphones (no internet connectivity or picture capability).
- If desired, you may bring unopened/original packaged cigarettes (no lighters).
- Personal digital wrist watch (no internet connectivity).
Please note: All medications should be stored in their original pill bottles; any medications stored in any other container will be discarded. Some medications may be kept by the facility for your use while you are in care.
What to Leave at Home:
When you are admitted to La Amistad, a staff member will check your belongings and preform a brief personal search. Please do not bring the following items:
Clothing items containing the following are not permitted:
- Undergarments containing metal or underwire
- Pants with rips, tears or holes
- Clothing with references to substance, alcohol use or inappropriate language
- Midriffs or crop tops
- High heeled shoes or boots
- “Speedos” style swimwear
Hygiene Items containing the following are not permitted:
- Hand sanitizer
- Aerosol products
Prohibited personal items:
- E-Cigarettes/Vapes of any kind, nicotine pouches, dip, or cigars
- No cell phones, computers, tablets of any kind, smart watches, or cameras
- Any item containing metal, glass or mirrors
- Exercise equipment
- Backpacks or totes
- Shoe polish, hair dye or bleach
- No food, candy or drinks of any kind
- Alcohol or drugs of any kind
- Knives, guns or weapons of any kind
- No lighters allowed (La Amistad provides a lighter)
- Aerosol products
- Personal alarm clocks
What to Bring – Youth Program:
5-7 days of clothing (we will provide a suitcase for clothing to be transferred to the residential area). Laundry facilities, including supplies, are available for residents use on-site:
- It is highly recommended to bring clothing items without drawstrings or laces. If items are brought with drawstrings or laces, we will remove them prior to the resident coming to the residential area. Accessories will be provided for cinching shoes and clothes.
- Closed-toe/closed-back shoes are required for outdoor recreational activities. Flip-flops or sandals recommended for shower use; sneakers recommended for physical activities.
- Lightweight jackets and sweaters are recommended for colder months of the year and/or if you get cold easily indoors
- Residents are required to be in uniform while attending school.
Uniform consists of:
- White or navy polos
- Khaki or navy slacks; knee length shorts are also suitable
- Closed-toed shoes
- Shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, lotion, body soap, feminine hygiene products, toothpaste and toothbrush – La Amistad has most basic hygiene products in the event you forget something or run out.
- Bedding if desired (we provide all necessary bedding and towels)
- Hair straighteners and curling irons allowed for use only during designated times.
- Makeup items should be limited to single quart-sized bag. Please refrain from bringing items that have metal or glass.
Permitted Personal Items:
- Stress balls/fidget toys or deck of cards
- Appropriate reading material
- Coloring or activity books
- Journal or sketchbook; wire free notebooks