Outpatient mental health care
Outpatient mental health care refers to intensive behavioral health services that do not require an inpatient hospital stay. Outpatient care offers the benefits of mental health treatment while also allowing patients to return home at night and continue elements of daily living.
Outpatient psychiatric centers in Florida
It's difficult to make time to take care of ourselves, especially when it means we have to take time out of our daily lives, away from our homes and families.
This can be even more difficult when it comes to our mental health. However, the behavioral health specialists at HCA Florida Healthcare can make it easier — through the support and community of our mental health programs. These allow you to take minimal time away from your life, spending the nights at home, while receiving the expert care you deserve.
Our treatments & services
Our outpatient behavioral health programs
These therapeutic treatment programs are designed to help you thrive while improving your ability to function on an outpatient basis. These programs usually provide:
- Mental health assessments and education for yourself and your support group of family and friends
- Personalized treatment plan
- Medication management
- Group therapy
- Individual therapy
- Access to additional medical specialists, support groups and resources, including specialized therapies like electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)
- Assistance arranging follow-up care
Intensive outpatient program (IOP)
IOPs offer the highest level of outpatient mental health treatment. They typically include multiple group sessions per day and one-on-one meetings with a psychiatrist. The program will focus on coping skills, setting and meeting goals and your overall mental wellness. In all of our IOPs, you'll find safe, therapeutic environments and kind, knowledgeable staff.
You may benefit from our IOPs as a first step in your mental health care journey. You may also find an IOP useful as either a step up after receiving regular outpatient services or as a step down after participating in an inpatient mental health program. Whatever reason you have for joining one of our IOPs, our teams are here to help you make changes that enable you to take control of your own life.
Partial hospitalization program (PHP)
PHPs offer structured, dedicated treatment without 24-hour supervision. They typically include group therapy sessions that focus on understanding and managing symptoms more effectively. They also include care provided by psychiatrists, registered nurses and licensed therapists. In PHPs, you'll find supportive staff and groups of people who are also seeking restorative, strength-building mental health care.
You might benefit from one of our PHPs if you need therapeutic treatment but can't or don't want to be admitted to an in-hospital program. You may also benefit from a PHP if you have been in an inpatient program but are transitioning home and need some continued support during that time. We are here throughout it all to help you rebuild and renew your mental health and wellness.
Substance abuse intensive outpatient program (SAIOP)
Substance abuse issues and addiction are mental health conditions with serious physiological components. As part of our overall substance abuse treatment services, both of these aspects are addressed in our SAIOPs. We can also offer you medication-assisted treatment (MAT) clinics, which use a careful combination of medication and therapy to ensure you have what you need to recover. You'll be able to get the medically supervised detoxification (detox) and rehabilitative aftercare you need to begin and maintain a life of sobriety.
We are proud to offer ECT therapy as a safe, effective way to relieve symptoms of depression and other severe or otherwise untreatable psychiatric illnesses. This can be a lifesaving therapy for many patients. You should talk to your doctor or one of our specialists about ECT if you:
- Are in need of a rapid treatment for severe psychiatric symptoms
- Have had multiple psychiatric hospitalizations and your condition or symptoms may reoccur
- Have or experience conditions such as depression or bipolar disorders (including mania, schizoaffective disorder, schizophrenia and catatonia) but have not had success with other treatment methods
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