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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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Behavioral medical center in Largo, Florida

Becoming the healthiest version of yourself includes taking care of your mental and emotional well-being as much as your physical health.

HCA Florida Largo Hospital understands this and is committed to providing exceptional and compassionate behavioral health care. You'll find this and more at our Behavioral Health Services unit on our HCA Florida Largo West Hospital campus. This unit offers quality care through a combination of services. With each level of treatment, our interdisciplinary team also strongly encourages families to participate, as it provides further opportunities for personal growth and education.

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The first thing to do is reach out. From there, we can help you determine the best next step.

The first thing to do is reach out. From there, we can help you determine the best next step.

Mental health conditions we treat

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

  • Anxiety disorders
    • Anxiety
    • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Mood disorders
    • Depression
    • Bipolar disorder
    • Thoughts of self-injury or suicide
  • Thought disorders
    • Schizoaffective disorder
    • Schizophrenia
  • Other emotional, psychological and social issues
    • Grief
    • Life stress or trauma
    • Relationship difficulties

Our behavioral health services

We provide quality care through a combination of services. 

Inpatient programs

Our inpatient programs and services are customized to meet your specific needs and may include:

  • 24-hour behavioral health monitoring and supervision
  • Comprehensive psychosocial assessments
  • Crisis support
  • Discharge planning
  • Educational groups
  • Electroconvulsive therapy (also provided on an outpatient basis)
  • Family education and support
  • Family therapy sessions
  • Group therapy
  • Inpidualized treatment planning
  • Medication stabilization and education
  • Recreational therapy
  • Referral to community resources
  • Stress management

If you or someone you know may benefit from our behavioral health inpatient services, please contact our Access Response Center at (844) 423-4283.

General psychiatry care

Our 33-bed inpatient general adult psychiatry unit is designed to help reduce the symptoms that caused your current crisis. Our focus is on helping you cope with daily stressors, improve your emotional well-being and develop a healthy lifestyle, so you can alleviate future mental health crises.

The features of this program include:

  • Integrated, structured therapeutic setting
  • Treatment for exacerbated mental health symptoms
  • Voluntary or involuntary admission

Acute psychiatric care

The Retreat is our 14-bed unit which provides treatment for those who need acute psychiatric care. As part of your individualized treatment plan, you will be assigned to a private room. This will give you personal comfort while you receive clinical care in the least restrictive and intensive setting necessary.

Additionally, we offer cognitive behavioral therapy at The Retreat to help you more easily cope. This works by "reprogramming" your thoughts and framing your issues and challenges in healthier ways.

We will work with you to ensure a successful transition back into the community and long-term mental wellness.

Senior psychiatric care

We offer a 24-bed unit that provides care to our senior population, 55 years old and older. The staff members on this unit are certified in this specialized type of care. They provide sensory-oriented treatments and additional assistance with activities of daily living.

Our outpatient behavioral health programs

Our outpatient behavioral health care is offered as part of our Transitions programs, which consist of intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization therapy services.

If you or someone you know may benefit from our outpatient behavioral health services, please contact our Transitions team today at (727) 588-5261.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

In this outpatient program, you are provided a safe, therapeutic environment while working with staff who encourage and promote recovery. This program can serve as an initial point of care, a step up from routine outpatient services or a step down from an inpatient stay or residential care.

Group therapy is offered as well and focuses on coping skills, assertiveness skills, goal-setting and treating co-occurring disorders. You will also be seen regularly by a psychiatrist.

In this program, you will receive three hours of treatment daily for three days a week.

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

PHP group members participate in four groups each day with an emphasis on mental health and coping. The groups focus on a variety of subjects designed to foster understanding and management of symptoms in more effective ways. You also receive ongoing monitoring and treatment from a psychiatrist, registered nurse and licensed therapist.

Lunch is provided during the program, along with some light snacks and coffee.

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a safe, efficient and effective way to relieve symptoms of depression and other psychiatric illnesses.

ECT can be a far more effective treatment compared to antidepressant medication and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). Many people notice improvement within one to two treatments. That's why we are pleased to provide this advanced, lifesaving treatment option.

ECT can be performed on an outpatient or inpatient basis, depending on your needs.

How long ECT treatments take

Although ECT is extremely safe, you must be medically screened and cleared before receiving ECT treatment.

Once cleared, pre-ECT preparation takes approximately 30 minutes and post-ECT observation may take 30 minutes to an hour for each session. The ECT treatment itself takes about 10 minutes.

You would typically have ECT sessions three times per week for an average total of 12 sessions.

What ECT can be used to treat

This procedure is a recommended treatment option for you if you:

  • Have or experience depression or bipolar disorders (including mania, schizoaffective disorder, schizophrenia and catatonia)
  • Have had multiple psychiatric hospitalizations and have the potential to regress rapidly
  • Are in need of a definitive and rapid treatment method

Addiction recovery and substance abuse therapy

We offer detox treatment and rehabilitation therapies at our sister hospital in Hillsborough County, Florida — HCA Florida West Tampa Hospital.

We offer both inpatient and outpatient programs, various therapies, treatment planning and medication management there. Each program and rehabilitative element is structured and designed as a custom form of treatment to meet your specific needs. Throughout it all, we assess your mental health at critical milestones using evidence-based tools to ensure your safety.

As you plan to leave our facility and programs, we also provide post-treatment services, such as individualized discharge planning and post-discharge wellness checks.

Mental health emergency treatments

Our Crisis Unit provides immediate, safe interventions and short-term crisis management for adults experiencing a psychiatric emergency.

This four-bed psychiatric ER operates 24/7 and provides fast, accessible mental health support. As part of that, we have a psychiatrist available at all times for consultation.

Our Crisis Unit offers:

  • Crisis interventions and stabilization
  • Face-to-face evaluations
  • Psychiatric disposition and referral
  • Psychiatric evaluations and assessments
  • Safe, confidential, non-judgmental and respectful care

Combined medical and behavioral care

We also offer a six-bed medical unit that provides care for patients who have a primary medical diagnosis as well as a secondary psychiatric diagnosis. Additionally, all nurses on this unit are telemetry-certified. This allows us to give you comprehensive care when you need combined physical and mental health care.

(A psychiatric consult is necessary for admission to this unit.)

Contacting our behavioral health center

With the exception of our addiction recovery program, our mental wellness services are offered in the dedicated Behavioral Health Services unit at our HCA Florida Largo West Hospital campus. 

That address is:

2025 Indian Rocks Rd.
Largo, FL 33774

We look forward to helping you grow and recover and hope you'll reach out — just call our behavioral team at (727) 586-7118.


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