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La Amistad Behavioral Health Services Designated As A Blue Distinction Center

La Amistad proudly announces effective January 1, 2020, La Amistad has received a nationwide designation as a Blue Distinction™ Center for Substance Use Treatment and Recovery.

La Amistad is committed to improving patient outcomes and value for those reaching out with substance use disorders.

Given by Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, only a select number of providers have received this designation for demonstrating expertise in delivering quality substance use care in a safe, effective, and cost efficient manner.

“Blue Distinction Centers (BDC) met overall quality measures for patient safety and outcomes, developed with input from the medical community. A Local Blue Plan may require additional criteria for providers located in its own service area; for details, contact your Local Blue Plan. Blue Distinction Centers+ (BDC+) also met cost measures that address consumers’ need for affordable healthcare. Each provider’s cost of care is evaluated using data from its Local Blue Plan. Providers in CA, ID, NY, PA, and WA may lie in two Local Blue Plans’ areas, resulting in two evaluations for cost of care; and their own Local Blue Plans decide whether one or both cost of care evaluation(s) must meet BDC+ national criteria. National criteria for BDC and BDC+ are displayed on www.bcbs.com. Individual outcomes may vary. For details on a provider’s in-network status or your own policy’s coverage, contact your Local Blue Plan and ask your provider before making an appointment. Neither Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association nor any Blue Plans are responsible for non-covered charges or other losses or damages resulting from Blue Distinction or other provider finder information or care received from Blue Distinction or other providers.”


2020 Educational Workshop Series

March 27
Ages and Stages: When to Panic Personality Development (Borderline & Histrionic Markers)
Mariel Johnson, LMHC

June 26
A Difficult Physical and Emotional Road (Gender Identity or Gender Expression)
Monique Simpson, MD

September 25
Reaching the Unreachable Treatment Resistant Clients
Mark Lang, LCSW

November 20
Prodromal Psychosis The Warning Signs
Brian Sellers, LCSW


Check-in 8:30 a.m.
Program: 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

La Amistad Adult Outpatient Services Building,
1600 Dodd Road, Winter Park, Florida, 32792

RSVP with name, phone or email address to:
[email protected] or 407-637-3037


Each presentation will offer 2 hours of Continuing Education credits for Psychology, Mental Health Counseling, Social Work, and Nursing.

Help is just a phone call away

Begin treatment and recovery today for a better life tomorrow; call 407-647-0660.