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Become a Foster Parent

Citrus Health Network provides Foster Care services to specialty populations.  Prospective foster parents are recruited, trained, and licensed by Citrus staff, and given additional training in strategies for dealing with different behaviors. 

We Are Looking for People Who:

• Are committed to loving and nurturing a child in your home.

• Are willing to work in partnership with everyone involved in the child's life to meet the child's needs.

• Are dedicated to helping a child be reunified with their biological family.

• Are financially able to provide for your present needs and family emergencies.

• Attend required training sessions.

• Consent to criminal and child abuse registry checks.

• Have enough physical space in your home to accommodate children.

• Are at least 24 years old.

• Pass a health inspection of your home.

• Are willing to meet a licensing counselor for an in-depth home study to determine if your family meets these requirements.

 

Take the First Steps Towards Becoming a Foster Parent

1.  Complete the Citrus Health Network Registration Form

2.  Attend the initial Foster Parent Orientation

3.  Proceed with the Full Application and Training Process

 

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Hurricane Season begins on Friday, June 1st and it's important to be prepared!
 
There will be a sales tax holiday in the State of Florida from June 1-7 for hurricane preparedness items. Below please find information from the Florida Department of Revenue on what items are tax exempt during that week.
 
Additionally, Miami-Dade County has made The Ready Miami-Dade (Ready MDC) app available to the public. The app provides real time information before, during, and after a...

Event

The 2nd annual Orenda Miami Crawfish Boil taking place on Saturday, April 28th, 2018, at the Historic Virginia Key Beach Park (Dance Pavillion) and will run from noon to 6:00 p.m. Don't miss out on this special event with all-you-can-eat crawfish & fixings, jambalaya and complimentary beer. All ages are welcome! 

Orenda Miami's mission is to partner with the community to empower and inspire disadvantaged youth. CHN's CHANCE Program is one of the...

News

Plaque Presentation for Target BP Program  Medical Staff with Target BP Award

Citrus Health Network, Inc. was recognized as a Gold Status practice of distinction for commitment to blood pressure management by the Target: BP Recognition Program.  The Gold Status recognition was awarded for achieving blood pressure controls at or above 70 percent in 2017...

Thank you to Florida State Representative Nick Duran who presented Citrus Health Network with a check from the State of Florida for $400,000 in support of the CHANCE Program Campus.  The funds will go towards the development of a campus to serve children and adolescents who survivors of human trafficking and commercial exploitation.   

  

Citrus Health Network, Inc. received program accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) to host a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship program in addition to their existing Adult Psychiatry Residency Program.

The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship is a two-year program that will welcome four fellows per training year.  Citrus Health Network’s fellowship is one of only two ACGME-accredited Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship programs in South Florida. 

In partnership with the Florida International University Herbert...

National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day Logo

 

 

 

 

 

 

As a provider of mental and behavioral health services for children, youth, and young adults in South Florida for more than 38 years, Citrus Health Network understands the importance of children’s mental health.  On Thursday, May 10th, Citrus joins more than 1,000 communities nationwide in celebrating the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services...

 

2017 Million Hearts Hypertension Control Challenge Champion Badge

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that Citrus Health Network was selected as one of 24 winners of the 2017 Million Hearts Hypertension Control Challenge nationwide. 

The Champions, who provide care to more than 1.2 million adults, focused on proven strategies to help their patients achieve blood pressure control...

Citrus Health Network’s Ryan White Program received a Ryan White Part A/MAI Provider Service Quality Award this week.  The program was recognized as the provider with the highest viral load suppression rate in Miami-Dade County for fiscal year 2016-2017. 81 percent of Citrus Health Network’s Ryan White clients had a suppressed or undetectable viral load. 

A key goal of treatment for...

Citrus Health Network has been published in the July 24, 2017 edition of Current Behavioral Neuroscience Reports with an article entitled “Genetics and Antipsychotic Response in Schizophrenia: an Update.”

Citrus Health Network Psychiatry Residency Program faculty member Dr. Adriana Foster, and third year Psychiatry Resident Dr. Gabriel Sanchez, co-authored the article with Dr. Asim Nasir, an Assistant Professor at the Florida International University Herbert Wertheim School of Medicine, and Michelle Trieu, an FIU medical student. 

The article reviews the...

Citrus Health Network has been published in the June 2017 edition of the Journal of Academic Psychiatry with an article entitled "The Community Value of Academic Psychiatry: The Development of a Psychiatry Residency Program in a Federally Qualified Health Center."  

The article focuses on how Citrus Health Network is helping to address the national shortage of psychiatrists through an innovative Psychiatry Residency Program, the first of its kind sponsored by and based in a Federally Qualified Health Center.  

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The Institutional Review Committee of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) granted Continued Accreditation as a Sponsoring Institution to Citrus Health Network.  Citrus is the first Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in the United States to receive accreditation as a Sponsoring Institution from the ACGME.  The FQHC currently sponsors the Citrus Psychiatry Residency Program which welcomed its first class of residents in July 2015.  

ACGME is an independent, not-for-profit, physician-led organization that sets and monitors the professional educational...

Citrus Health Network, Inc. was spotlighted as an Example of Featured Innovations in the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation's report on Innovations in Graduate Medical Education: Aligning Residency Training with Changing Societal Needs. The publication is a report on six regional conferences hosted by the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation and medical schools from six universities across the country.  

Click here to view the report.  

We have opened Citrus Health Center West, our new location in West Kendall. The office is open Mondays 10:00am-7:00pm and Tuesdays to Fridays 9:00am-6:00pm. Call us today for an appointment!

Informational Flyer for Citrus Health Center West- Call 786-209-2160 for more information  

 

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Citrus Health Network received program accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME); making it the first Federally Qualified Health Center in the country accredited to host a residency education program in psychiatry. 

Citrus Health Network was accredited as a sponsoring institution by the ACGME in October 2014.

Now, the Hialeah-based Federally Qualified Health Center becomes only the sixth allopathic psychiatry residency education program in the state of Florida.

The ACGME is a private professional organization responsible for...

Citrus Health Network provides Foster Care services to specialty populations.  Prospective foster parents are recruited, trained, and licensed by Citrus staff, and given additional training in strategies for dealing with different behaviors. 

We Are Looking for People Who:

• Are committed to loving and nurturing a child in your home.

• Are willing to work in partnership with everyone involved in the child's life to meet the child's needs.

• Are dedicated to helping a child be reunified with their biological family.

• Are...