Cost for Mental Illness Treatment

Laura Naredo, Chief Operating Officer of South Florida Behavioral Health Network, says mental illness and substance abuse do not discriminate genre and age, and there is a huge need for behavioral health in their community for children, adolescents, and adults. The average crisis stabilization cost per day is $376.71 and the average Miami-Dade County ER cost per visit is $5,392. Dr. John Newcomer, President and Chief Executive Officer of South Florida Behavioral Health Network, explains crisis stabilization units have been developed all over the country and it is a more efficient way to deliver the services needed at the time.

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