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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.

Comprehensive mental health care in Tampa, Florida

For many adults, behavioral health conditions, such as depression, anxiety, memory loss and confusion, can be serious daily challenges — but we can help.

At HCA Florida South Tampa Hospital, our team of psychiatrists is committed to providing an accurate diagnosis and thorough treatment plan. Our experienced, caring staff offers you this care in a safe and restorative environment. Together, we will help enhance your mental and emotional health through both our inpatient and outpatient behavioral services.

Get help now

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.

Related specialties

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Mental health conditions we treat

We provide a full range of treatment options for patients facing a variety of mental health issues, including:

  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Communication concerns
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Life stress
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Schizoaffective disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self-injurious behaviors
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Trauma

Mental health services we offer

We offer a wide range of medical and behavioral health services, including:

  • Addiction treatment
  • Assistance with discharge planning and financial considerations
  • Dietary consultation
  • Education for patients and families
  • Inpatient care
  • Intensive outpatient program
  • Partial hospitalization program
  • Medication management
  • Neurotherapy via electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)
  • Psychiatric assessment and treatment
  • Psychotherapy
  • Recreational therapy assessment and treatment

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)

We offer ECT as a proven, effective and safe alternative treatment option. It is typically most useful for people with severe symptoms of certain behavioral health disorders as well as for people who are not responding to traditional medications.

ECT is a form of neurotherapy that delivers electrical stimulation to the brain through electrodes placed on the head. You will be under anesthesia during therapy to induce relaxation in the muscles and body. The ECT stimulus produces changes to the brain waves that are characteristic of a generalized seizure. This activity can lead to the clinical improvement of behavioral health symptoms.

To learn more about our ECT offering, please call us at (813) 512-5459.

Inpatient behavioral health care

Our HCA Florida West Tampa Hospital campus has a dedicated, 68-bed behavioral health unit. It focuses on treating the unique physical and emotional needs of adults 18 years old and older. This unit provides everything from short-term stabilization for mental health crises to discharge planning.

To provide extra support and care, their ER is open 24/7. The teams here assist with assessing current psychological state, referring to outpatient care and checking you in to their inpatient unit.

Outpatient behavioral health center

Transitions is our hospital's outpatient mental health center. Here, we offer dedicated treatment and support programs, including:

  • Intensive outpatient program (IOP) — You participate in the IOP three days a week for four hours per day. The IOP teaches evidence-based coping skills and opportunities for processing individual concerns.
  • Substance abuse intensive outpatient program (SAIOP) — This eight-week program is designed to help people recover from a dependence on alcohol or drugs. You are provided an individualized recovery plan, coping skills and education on understanding addiction.
  • Partial hospitalization program (PHP) — The PHP provides care five days a week. It is designed to serve you in an alternate setting to an inpatient hospital unit or as a transitional step as you return home following psychiatric hospitalization.

Outpatient treatment methods

In all of our outpatient programs, you may receive the following care:

  • Access to additional medical specialties, as needed
  • Assessment and education provided by a registered nurse
  • Assistance arranging follow-up care after treatment
  • Group therapy facilitated by licensed therapists
  • Individual therapy with a licensed therapist
  • Individualized, comprehensive and interdisciplinary treatment plan
  • Medication management by a psychiatrist, beginning on the first day of treatment

Following participation in one of the programs at Transitions, you also have access to our alumni group for up to two years. The alumni group meets once a week and provides support for your continued success.

Referrals to transitions

You can self-refer to our IOP, SAIOP or PHP, or you may be referred by a psychiatrist, personal physician, hospital, mental health professional, family member or concerned friend.

Free and confidential assessments are also offered to anyone interested in exploring if their symptoms may be a good fit for one of our programs.

Contact transitions

Transitions is located on the main campus of our hospital, across the street at the Wellness Pavilion. This can be accessed on the left side of the building at the last door on the right.

We are open daily from 10:30am to 2:30pm.

To learn more about the programs offered at Transitions, please call us at (813) 342-1551.

Multidisciplinary approach to care

A wide range of factors impact and are impacted by your mental health. For that reason, we take a multidisciplinary approach to mental health and wellness.

The healthcare professionals at our hospital work together to address your unique needs.

Our behavioral health care team includes:

  • Behavioral health technicians
  • Certified nursing assistants
  • Licensed clinical social workers
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Registered nurses
  • Rehabilitation therapists

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