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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 facility in Fort Walton Beach, Florida

If you feel that you or a loved one is in a situation where you need mental health support or care, you can turn to our hospital's skilled behavioral health providers.

At HCA Florida Fort Walton-Destin Hospital, we believe mental health is a crucial component to your overall health. At our behavioral health center, we offer inpatient and outpatient treatments to help you regain a sense of control and stability. Our mental health professionals offer individual and group therapy sessions as well as electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) if needed and recommended by a physician.

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If you need to talk to someone or need to request a referral, please call our 24-hour help line. Our team is here for you.

If you need to talk to someone or need to request a referral, please call our 24-hour help line. Our team is here for you.

Behavioral health conditions we treat

We specialize in treating a variety of mental health conditions, including:

  • Anxiety and anxiety-related disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Chronic pain
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Life stress or trauma
  • Mood disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Thoughts of self-injury or suicide

Our behavioral health services

Our multidisciplinary team of psychiatrists, counselors and nurses are here provide you with compassionate, individualized care in a safe, private environment.

Inpatient mental health care

Our hospital offers an on-site, 48-bed inpatient psychiatric unit called the Psychiatric Treatment Center. This unit is split into two separate 24-bed acute care units.

Inpatient behavioral health services are available for patients 18 years old and older. Our mental health professionals work together to stabilize you when you are in crisis and prepare you for continued care outside of an inpatient setting.

Outpatient mental health care

We offer two outpatient behavioral health programs. Our intensive outpatient program (IOP) and partial hospitalization program (PHP) allow you to receive individualized care while maintaining everyday activities, including work, school and family life.

To determine if one of our outpatient programs is right for you, call us for a free, confidential screening at (850) 315-8009.

Behavioral health telehealth services

Our team is committed to serving our community with in-person and online therapy options. If you are interested in outpatient programs in a virtual (telehealth) format, we are here for you.

To find out more about telehealth services, you can read more on our outpatient behavioral health page or call us at (850) 315-8009.

Our ECT services

We offer ECT in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

Patients who may benefit from ECT

Referrals for ECT treatment are based on your diagnosis, symptoms, medical history, potential risks, potential benefits and your preference.

ECT may be recommended to you for several clinical reasons, including:

  • A need for rapid intervention
  • Adverse or unavoidable effects from other forms of treatment
  • Failure to be effectively treated through medications
Conditions treated with ECT

ECT may be beneficial to patients with certain psychiatric conditions, including:

  • Bipolar depression
  • Bipolar mania with depression
  • Catatonia
  • Psychosis
  • Refractory depression
  • Schizoaffective disorder
  • Schizophrenia

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