For additional information or immediate assistance,
call (904) 639-8654

The behavioral health program at Orange Park Medical Center provides wide-ranging and responsive psychiatric care including a 24-bed inpatient facility, intensive outpatient services and emergency evaluations 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Whether you need help with substance abuse issues, a life crisis, severe depression, bipolar disorder, thoughts of suicide, or other forms of mental health issues, our team of dedicated psychiatrists, therapists, counselors and mental health professionals will place special emphasis on providing a carefully individualized plan of care in a warm and compassionate environment. We provide mental health treatment for individuals in Jacksonville, Orange Park and northeast Florida.

We specialize in treating people facing:

  • Life Stress
  • Thought disorders including Schizophrenia and psychosis
  • Mood disorders
  • Problems with addictions
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Life trauma
  • Grief issues
  • Thoughts of self-harmor suicide
  • Relationship problems

Are You Experiencing Symptoms of Depression or Other Mental Health Illnesses?

Life can be difficult when you’re dealing with relationship problems, work stress, family life and other challenges in life. These events are known to cause overwhelming feelings of anxiety and stress. Sometimes, these feelings don’t go away and manifest into a prolonged state of hopelessness, known as depression.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you don’t have to suffer in silence. Our psychiatrists and behavioral health specialists are here to help.

Symptoms of depression include:

  • Overwhelming anxiety
  • Disinterest in hobbies or activities
  • Feeling worthles or stuck
  • Lethargic
  • Over or under eating
  • Thoughts of self-haarm or suicide

Adult substance abuse intensive outpatient program

The goal of our Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is to empower each person to develop effective strategies that will help them achieve and maintain sobriety through learning new ways to cope with their addiction. Our IOP involves group sessions using a 12-Step Recovery Model and encourages family education and active participation. All of our groups and sessions are geared toward treating the situational stressors and helping to facilitate recovery.

This program is designed to help the patient that

  • Is 18 years of age or older
  • Is experiencing difficulty achieving and maintaining sobriety or as a step-down from a higher level of care
  • Needs support to achieve sobriety and establish a sober support system

Program components include

  • Intensive group therapy on a variety of topics to include personal triggers, cravings, family issues, depression/anxiety and relapse
  • Weekly random urine drug screens
  • Attendance in 12-Step meetings is incorporated into the program (three to five meetings per week outside of group).
  • Psychiatric consultation

Treatment options used

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Psychoeducational Therapy (PET)
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • Strength Base Therapy (SBT)
  • 12 Step Facility Therapy

For more information call (904) 639-8654.

Electroconvulsive therapy

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), is a treatment for severe symptoms of mental illness that uses electric stimulus to produce a generalized seizure. It involves the application of an electrical stimulus to the scalp, which induces the brain to release neurotransmitters, assisting in the reduction of the severity of the illness and frequency of symptoms.

Psychiatrists who are specially training in administering ECT perform this medical treatment on patients who are:

  • medication resistant
  • suicidal
  • depressed
  • bipolar
  • psychotic
  • catatonic
  • or have other similar psychotic disorders

While about 80% of patients who receive a full course of treatment find rapid relief form their symptoms, patients should have a complete psychiatric and medical assessment to determine if ECT is appropriate.

Behavioral Health Family Support Group

Sponsored By: The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

When: 1stand 3rd Tuesday of each month (except holidays)

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Location: Orange Park Medical Center, Classroom 2

For More Information contact NAMI: