Broward Connections Guidebook
AIDS HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION POSITIVE HEALTHCARE FLORIDA 954-522-3132 110 SE 6th Street, #1960
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301 www.aidshealth.org Medicare, Medicaid, Insurance, Indigent Care Spanish, Creole A special needs health plan for HIV positive Medicaid recipients in Broward County that covers members with no co-pays and no premiums. Services include routine and specialist doctor office visits, hospitalization, emergency, and urgent care, outpatient services, durable medical equipment, prescription drugs with no limitations, medical transportation, and health benefits beyond those of standard Medicaid. Operates a not-for-profit pharmacy and disease management program that provides services regardless of an individual’s ability to pay.
Broward Wellness Center 750 SE 3 Avenue #100 Ft Lauderdale, FL 33316 M-F: 10:00am–7:00pm Offers free STD testing and treatment
ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION 800-272-3900 Southeast Florida Chapter 3323 W Commercial Blvd #260
Ft Lauderdale, FL 33309 www.alz.org/seflorida No Fee Helpline available 24/7 Provides education and support to Alzheimer’s patients, families, and caregivers as well as education to the community and professionals about
Alzheimer’s disease and other memory disorders. Operates dementia-specific helpline for information, resources, and counseling. Offers caregiver support groups, early-stage support groups, advocacy & public policy initiatives, safety services for those with memory impairment, and a clinical trial matching program.
BROWARD CHILDREN'S CENTER 954-943-7336 200 SE 19 Avenue, Pompano Beach, FL 33060 www.bcckids.org
Provides a range of medical, educational, social, psychological and recreational services for infants, children and young adults with special health care needs. Offers special needs medical case management.
BROWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS 754-321-0000 600 SE 3rd Avenue, 7th Floor Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
www.browardschools.com No Fee Spanish, French, Creole, Portuguese M-F: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Seagull School Homebound Program 754-321-7320 Provides in-home school for medically fragile children who cannot attend classes in a school setting.
Child Find 754-321-7200 Provides resources, screening and referral for children, 0-22 years at risk of developing special needs and not receiving educational services. Offers free evaluations for hearing, vision, speech/language and developmental functioning.
Exceptional Student Education (E.S.E.) 754-321-3400 Provides specialized education and services for gifted students and students with disabilities.
Florida Diagnostic & Learning 754-321-2205
Resources System (FDLRS) provides support services to educators, parents and other professionals who work with exceptional students.
SALT Program 754-321-3400 (Specialized Auditory Language Training) Assists parents to foster the growth of their children, 0-5 years with hearing impairment and emphasizes parent/child interaction.
BROWARD COUNTY TRANSIT 954-357-8400 Administrative Offices TTY: 954-357-8302 1 N University Drive #3100A
Plantation, FL 33324 www.broward.org/bct Sliding Scale, Medicaid Spanish, Creole, Telephone for Hearing Impaired
Administration - M-F: 8:30am-5:00pm
Fixed Route Bus Service - 4:30am-12:40amCustomer Service (Bus Schedule) 954-357-8400 M-F: 8:00am-7:00pm
Operates countywide fixed route bus service and community shuttles that connect to fixed routes. Buses and shuttles are wheelchair accessible and equipped with bike racks. (Community shuttle locations include Coconut Creek, Coral Springs, Dania Beach, Davie, Deerfield Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, Hallandale Beach, Hillsboro Beach, Hollywood, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Lauderdale Lakes, Lauderhill, Lighthouse Point, Margate, Miramar, Pembroke Pines, Pompano Beach, Tamarac and West Park)
Broward Breeze 5:40am-10:16am and 4:05pm-8:46pm Runs every 30 minutes on weekdays only
New faster service with free wi-fi travels westbound and eastbound in Sunrise, Plantation, and downtown Fort Lauderdale, and connects with two major intersections (441/State Road 7 and University Drive
Paratransit (TOPS) 866-682-2258 / Paratransit Customer Service 954-357-6794 Provides a shared-ride for persons with physical, cognitive, emotional, visual, or other disabilities which functionally prevent them from using fixed-route bus system permanently, temporarily or under certain conditions. One-way fare per trip is $3.50 and must be paid to the driver upon boarding the vehicle with exact fare since drivers do not make change.
Senior, Veterans and Disabled Passes 954-357-8400 Income disadvantaged individuals, seniors, veterans and persons
with disabilities may apply for reduced price bus pass.
CENTER FOR AUTISM & RELATED DISABILITIES (C.A.R.D.) 954-262-7111 University of Miami/Nova Southeastern University 6100 Griffin Road, Davie, FL 33314 www.umcard.org No Fee Spanish M-F: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Provides outreach and support to individuals (and their families) with autism spectrum disorders, dual sensory impairment with other disabling conditions and related disabilities. Also serves persons with related disabilities including deafness, blindness, sensory impairments with other disabling conditions, developmental delays in children under 5 years who also present with autistic-like behaviors, and genetic disorders that may co-exist with autism symptoms (Fragile X Syndrome, Rett Syndrome, Tuberous Sclerosis, Angelman Syndrome, among others).
CENTER FOR HEARING AND COMMUNICATION 954-601-1930 - TTD: 954-601-1938 2900 Video Ph: 954-642-2351
W. Cypress Creek Road, #3 Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 www.chchearing.org Medicare, Private Pay, Sliding Scale
American Sign Language M-F: 9:00am - 5:00pm Provides interdisciplinary clinical and support hearing healthcare services for children and adults. Services include hearing screening and testing, hearing aid evaluation, hearing aid repairs, assistive device counseling, psychological evaluation and counseling, support groups, career development, educational workshop and specialized no-cost phone equipment for Florida residents with hearing difficulties.
CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING OF BROWARD 954-722-6400 / TTY: 954-735-0963 4800 N. State Road 7, Suite 102, Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33319 www.cilbroward.org No Fee Spanish, Telephone for the Hearing Impaired M-F: 9:30am - 5:00pm Provides advocacy, independent living skills, peer support, training to improve employability skills, assistive technology, and equipment loan use, housing modification and healthy living classes. Also offers case management services for persons with disabilities in need of long-term care or transitioning from a nursing home facility and specialized no-cost phone equipment for Florida residents with hearing difficulties.
CHILDREN’S DIAGNOSTIC & TREATMENT CENTER 954-728-8080 1401 S. Federal Highway, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316
www.childrensdiagnostic.org Provides medical care, case management, social services and other types of intervention to children and adolescents with chronic illnesses and developmental disabilities and support and education to their families. Assists pregnant women receive prenatal care.
Comprehensive Family AIDS Program Provides care to infants, children. women and families who are infected and affected by HIV/AIDS including gynecology, nutritional counseling, dental care, laboratory tests, medication management, mental health assessment and counseling, support groups and summer camp program for infected children.
DIVISION OF BLIND SERVICES 954-746-1770 7771 W Oakland Park Blvd #185 Sunrise, FL 33351 dbs.myflorida.com No Fee Spanish, Creole M-F: 8:00am-5:00pm Provides rehabilitation services to persons who are blind or visually impaired.
Independent Living Services Assists individuals who are blind or severely visually impaired to live more independently in their homes and communities.
Vocational Rehabilitation Services Assists blind and visually impaired individuals seeking employment with services including vocational training, job placement, on-the-job training, orientation, and mobility training, independent living skills, career counseling and guidance, low vision aids and appliances and job modification including adaptive technology.
Blind Babies Program Provides community-based early intervention education for children, 0-5 years, who are blind or visually impaired.
Braille and Talking Books Library Services Provides information and reading materials to individuals who are unable to use standard print because of a visual, physical, or reading disability.
EQUINE-ASSISTED THERAPIES OF SOUTH FLORIDA (formerly Horses and the Handicapped) 954-974-2007
Tradewinds Park 3600 W. Sample Road Coconut Creek, FL 33073 www.equineatsf.org Fees apply M-Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Provides therapeutic riding, hippotherapy and equine-facilitated learning and psychotherapy for children and adults with special needs. Offers summer camp program that provides horse-related experiences in a social environment.
GOODMAN JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE 954-370-2140 (formerly Jewish Family Service) 100 S. Pine Island Road, #230, Plantation, FL 33324 www.jfsbroward.org Insurance, Medicare, Sliding Scale Hebrew M: 9:00am - 7:00pm; Tu & Th: 9:00am - 9:00pm; W: 9:00am - 5:00pm; F: 8:00am - 4:00pm Provides individual, couples, family, group and in-home counseling.
Family Link Program Private pay services for family advocacy and care management.
Legacy Corps for Veterans and Military Families Provides non-medical companionship/respite for veterans and military family caregivers including in-home respite and/or assistance with errands, transportation, recreational activities, etc.
Holocaust Survivors Assistance Program Offers free, confidential assistance and support including reparations and restitution assistance, in-home care counseling, emergency financial assistance, socialization event, dental assistance for survivors of the Holocaust.
Joshua's Path Assists family caregivers or advocates of an adolescent or adult with a developmental, physical or mental health disability to put in place needed supports and arrangements for their loved one's current and future needs, including free planning consultations, educational seminars, and a special needs resource fair.
GROTTOES OF BROWARD (formerly Children with Special Needs Dental Care) 954-864-0215 www.hfgrotto.org
No Fee Provides free dental treatment, including hospital and anesthesia costs, when needed, for children with cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy and related neuromuscular disorders, those with mental retardation, and organ transplant recipients.
LIGHTHOUSE OF BROWARD COUNTY 954-463-4217 650 N. Andrews Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311
www.lhob.org No Fee Provides instruction in specific skills needed by low vision or blind persons including low vision clinic, a retail store for aids and appliances, group and individual counseling, and job readiness. In-home and in-agency programs are available. Offers specialized programs for children with visual impairment.
Adult Vision Rehabilitation Provides independent living skills leading to success in school, college, work, family and community for blind and visually impaired teens, adults and seniors.
Bright Beginnings Provides specialized early intervention services for visually impaired children, birth-5 years. Offers parents and caregivers tools to help their child reach critical developmental stages that are normally achieved through visual interaction with the world. Services are also available in the child’s natural environments such as home, daycare or another therapy provider’s location.
Teen LIFE (Learning Independence From Experience) Offers year-round after-school and weekend transition program for youth 13-21 years and a 6-week intensive summer program for planning post-high school life.
MEMORY DISORDER CENTER at BROWARD HEALTH NORTH 954-786-7392 201 E. Sample Road, Deerfield Beach, FL 33064 www.browardhealth.org/memory Insurance, Medicare, Medicaid An outpatient diagnostic facility offering a multi-disciplinary approach to determine the cause of a memory disorder. Provides training, education, support groups, counseling, and clinical drug trials. Crisis Respite Program offers in-home care on an emergency basis to relieve the caregiver of a person with a memory disorder. Offers comprehensive driving assessment to evaluate visual acuity, visual tracking/scanning ability, physical function and the ability to drive safely that includes in-office assessment and on-road evaluation.
MONARCH CARE 954-720-2485 (formerly CareSource) 7071 W. Commercial Blvd., #2-D, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33319
www.monarchcare.org Sliding Scale Spanish M-F: 9:00am - 5:00pm Provides legal guardianship, trustee services, and case management for children, elderly, persons with mental illness or persons with physical/developmental disabilities who need short-term intervention or lifetime continuous care. Assists individuals who have difficulty with daily needs due to declining physical health and/or cognitive function. Offers money management services for individuals who can no longer manage their personal monetary affairs due to age or disability. Provides support services for persons who serve as legal guardians of family or friends.
NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY 800-541-6682 3301 College Avenue, Davie, FL 33314 www.nova.edu
A private, not-for-profit academic institution that also offers a range of clinical services and community programs
Psychology Services Center 954-262-5730 Maltz Psychology Building www.nova.edu/healthcare/psychology
Sliding Scale Provides therapy for mental health issues, family issues, child and adolescent behavior and adjustment difficulties, spousal abuse and other domestic violence, emotional problems associated with aging and psychological problems related to physical disease. Offers biofeedback services, specialized programs for older adults, Brief Therapy Institute for family counseling, intensive psychodynamic psychotherapy, and neuropsychology assessment.
Guided Self-Change Clinic 954-262-5968 Maltz Psychology Building www.nova.edu/gsc
Sliding Scale Provides an outpatient, motivational cognitive-behavioral program for individuals who are concerned about becoming healthier, losing weight, exercising more, drinking less, stopping drug use, quitting smoking or gambling, reducing internet use, or achieving other goals.
Samuel L. Ziff Medical Health Center 954-678-2273 3200 S. University Drive, Davie, FL 33328
Offers medical services in family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, and osteopathic manipulative medicine. Specialties include nephrology and hypertension, obstetrics and gynecology, dermatology, optometry, and psychiatry. Also provides physical rehabilitation, speech/language and communication services, interdisciplinary fall prevention, hearing and balance center, and Parkinson's Disease management and support services.
Pharmacy 954-262-4550 3200 S. University Drive, Davie, FL 33328 A full-service pharmacy is available to the community for prescription dispensing, compounding tailor-made medicines, disease management programs, dosage monitoring for patients with multiple prescriptions, herbal and nutritional counseling and wellness screenings.
Dental Clinic 954-262-7500 3200 S. University Drive, Davie, FL 33328 Offers dental care to adults, children, adolescents and older adults including specialty care (orthodontics, endodontics, periodontics, oral surgery, and prosthetics).
Eye Care Institute – Pediatrics 954-262-4200 3200 S. University Drive, Davie, FL 33328
Provides vision care for infants and children. Also offers services at Broward Health Specialty Care and Kids In Distress.
University of Miami/NSU Center for Autism & Related Disorders (C.A.R.D.) 954-678-2273
3301 College Avenue, Davie, FL 33314 Provides services for individuals of any age with an autism spectrum disorder, a pervasive developmental disorder, childhood disintegrative disorder or Rett's disorder and individuals with a dual sensory impairment or a sensory impairment with other handicapping conditions. Offers support to families and professionals involved with these individuals.
Adolescent Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment (ADAPT) 954-262-5730
Provides early intervention for adolescents, 10-17 years, who have been arrested for minor offenses, have substance abuse issues or are considered at-risk for developing these problems.
School Psychology Assessment and Consultation Center (S.P.A.C.E.) 954-262-5730 Offers comprehensive psychoeducational evaluations for school-related academic, behavioral, developmental and learning problems.
NSU Audiology Clinic 954-262-7754 Provides comprehensive assessment and treatment for newborns and children with hearing and balance disorders. Also provides hearing evaluation and treatment for adults including vestibular balance evaluations and treatment for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo and tinnitus.
NSU Clinic for Speech, Language and Communications Provides services to the youth of all ages for apraxia, articulation, dysarthria, feeding/swallowing difficulties, phonology, pragmatic/semantic language, receptive/expressive language, stuttering/fluency, and voice disturbances.
SCHOTT COMMUNITIES 954-434-3306 6591 S. Flamingo Road, Cooper City, FL 33330 www.schottcommunities.org
Provides services for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, blind or visually impaired, or physically or developmentally disabled including counseling and case management, adult day training classes and social opportunities. Operates a group home for developmentally disabled women and apartments for deaf and/or disabled individuals who can live independently.
STABLE PLACE 954-790-0270 5020 SW 73rd Avenue, Davie, FL 33324 www.stableplace.org Sliding Scale Spanish
M-Sat: 9:00am-7:00pm Offers equine-assisted therapy to individuals, couples, families, and groups.
TRUSTBRIDGE HEALTH 561-848-5200 550 Cypress Creek Road, #550, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 www.trustbridge.com
Medicare, Medicaid, Insurance, Sliding Scale Spanish, Creole 24/7
Offers support for families facing any stage of illness, including hospice care and caregiver support. Provides care for qualified patients regardless of ability to pay in-home or at hospice sites. Offers individual counseling for youth who have experienced a loss within the past three months and group counseling for youth who have experienced a loss more than three months ago.