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Mental health and wellness

Mental health is just as important as physical health, encompassing a person's emotional, psychological and social well-being. With the right diagnosis, many disorders and conditions can be treated.

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Mental health services in Brandon, Florida

If you feel you are in a situation where you need mental health support or care, you can turn to our hospital's Behavioral Health Unit.

HCA Florida Brandon Hospital offers intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization programs for patients in need of intensive outpatient services. Our 25-bed unit offers dedicated care for patients 18 years old and older. We care for adults experiencing mental health conditions that are affecting their daily lives.

Get help 24/7

If you need to talk or need to request a referral, please call our 24-hour help line. We can and will help you.

If you need to talk or need to request a referral, please call our 24-hour help line. We can and will help you.

Mental health symptoms and conditions we treat

Please reach out to us for help if you notice any of the symptoms below. They may indicate the presence of a mental health condition we can treat:

  • Disruptions in daily activities, such as inability to socialize, work or perform daily chores
  • Hallucinations or paranoid delusions that disrupt daily function
  • Inability to adjust or recover from loss or other life changes, such as loss of a job or relationship
  • Loss of interest in previously enjoyed activities
  • Major changes in personality, such as anger, anxiety or hopelessness
  • Not eating
  • Sleeping excessively or sleeping very little
  • Tendency to isolate oneself

Our behavioral health services

Our multidisciplinary team of psychiatrists, counselors, social workers and registered nurses works together to care for you. They provide compassionate care and behavioral medicine in a safe, private and spacious environment.

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

Our Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) is designed as an alternative to inpatient hospitalization or a transitional step for patients returning home after a psychiatric hospitalization. This program is five hours per day, five days per week.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

Patients learn and practice evidence-based coping skills and process their individual issues. This program is three hours per day, three days per week.

Patients experiencing the following may benefit from these services:

  • Negative thoughts or beliefs that are difficult to stop
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Irrational fears and/or worries
  • Depression, anxiety or anger
  • Sleep or appetite disturbances
  • Panic or tension
  • Lashing out at others
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Drugs or alcohol use

Patients will receive:

  • Medication management by a psychiatrist, starting on the first day of treatment
  • Group therapy with licensed therapists
  • Assessment and education by a registered Nurse
  • Individual therapy with a licensed therapist
  • Other professional disciplines, as necessary
  • An individualized, comprehensive and interdisciplinary treatment plan
  • Assistance with arranging follow-up care

Outpatient referrals call 813-916-2221, or fax to 813-916-2869. Please include demographics, diagnosis and insurance. Our staff will follow up with your patient and complete an in-person office assessment.

Clinic location: Oakfield Plaza, Suite #226, S. Moon Avenue, Brandon, FL 33511, #813-916-2221. Located directly across the street from the hospital’s north and adult ER entrance.

Please contact Howard Coleman, RN, CAP, LCSW, Manager, IOP/PHP at 813-916-2239, or email Howard.coleman@hcahealthcare.com with any questions regarding outpatient services.

Inpatient services are available at our newly expanded Tampa Community Hospital, 6001 Webb Rd., Tampa, FL 33615. Inpatient referrals to Tampa Community Hospital can call ARC, the Access Response Center, 24/7 #844-423-4283 or fax #866-646-7779. The Oasis detox unit can be reached by calling 866-WE DETOX or 866-933-386. Please contact Kelly Akerley, Director of Behavioral Health Outreach, Physician and Provider Relations at 813.856.6011 or Kelly.Akerley@HCAHealthcare.com with any questions.

Learning more about our behavioral health programs

We are here to support you and help determine the most effective path toward health and wellness.

Checking in for behavioral health care

If you are interested in learning more about our mental health services, please call, or have your physician call, our Consult-A-Nurse team at (813) 653-1065.


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