Mental health services in Orange Park, Florida

Orange Park Medical Center's behavioral health program provides a wide range of psychiatric services, including inpatient care in our 24-bed facility, intensive outpatient programs and 24/7 emergency evaluations. Our team places special emphasis on providing individualized care plans in a warm and compassionate environment. Our mental health treatment is easily accessible for patients in Jacksonville, Orange Park and Northeast Florida.

If you need immediate assistance for a behavioral health evaluation or want to learn more about our inpatient services, you can call us at (904) 390-6800.

Recognition


Orange Park Medical Center is accredited for Behavioral Health Care and Human Services by The Joint Commission. This recognition demonstrates our commitment to patient safety and quality care during mental health treatment.

Mental health conditions we treat

With years of experience treating a wide range of mental health conditions, our team of dedicated psychiatrists, therapists, counselors and mental health professionals are here for you. We commonly treat patients experiencing:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Grief issues
  • Life stress
  • Life trauma
  • Mental health challenges specific to women
  • Mood disorders
  • Problems with addictions
  • Relationship problems
  • Thought disorders, such as schizophrenia and psychosis
  • Thoughts of self-harm or suicide

It's important to remember that a mental health emergency is a medical emergency. If you believe someone is a danger to themselves or to other people, seek emergency care or, if needed, call 911. For immediate emotional support, you can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (800) 273-8255 or (800) 273-TALK.

Identifying symptoms of depression

Life can be difficult when you’re dealing with relationship problems, work stress, family life and other challenges. 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.

Our psychiatrists and behavioral health specialists are here to provide the treatment you need to manage symptoms of depression, which commonly include:

  • Disinterest in hobbies or activities
  • Feelings of worthlessness or being stuck
  • Lethargy (general lack of energy and inactivity)
  • Overeating or undereating
  • Overwhelming anxiety
  • Thoughts of self-harm or suicide

Inpatient mental health services

Our inpatient behavioral health center is designed to give our patients a safe, encouraging environment where psychiatrists and other caregivers can provide 24/7 medical care. The psychiatric team’s primary mission is to help patients return to a level of stability that allows them to continue therapy on an intensive outpatient basis.

You can call our intake line at (904) 639-8625 to begin the admissions process.

Inpatient behavioral health services may include:

  • 24-hour nursing care by registered nurses with certifications in psychiatric care
  • Daily group therapy sessions with licensed masters-level therapists
  • Daily therapy sessions with a psychiatrist
  • Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)
  • Intensive medication management
  • Journaling assignments
  • Recreational therapy with a certified therapeutic recreation specialist

Our approach to inpatient care

The treatment approaches taken by our inpatient behavioral health team include therapy sessions focusing on:

  • Developing relationship skills
  • Improving skills for managing life decisions
  • Improving social skills
  • Stress management

Women's therapy group

Female patients in our inpatient unit may benefit from our women's therapy group, where we focus on women's specific therapeutic interventions with an emphasis on:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Family issues
  • Grief
  • Intimacy concerns
  • Postpartum depression
  • Relationship issues

Outpatient behavioral health care

Not every patient is in need of the intensive care associated with an inpatient hospitalization. For patients who require highly structured care but not an inpatient hospital stay, we offer several outpatient programs to meet your needs. Patients may also participate in our outpatient services as a step-down in care following a hospital stay.

Our services include a partial hospitalization program and an intensive outpatient program with the following specialty tracks:

  • Dual diagnosis
  • Mental health
  • Telemental health
  • Women's issues

If you would like more information about our outpatient behavioral health programs, you can call us at (904) 639-8654.

Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program

The Behavioral Health Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program provides an intermediate level of care for teens ages 13-17 who may benefit from more than just individual therapy alone but who are not in need of inpatient care. This level of care provides short-term, intensive programming while participation in regular school and community activities continues. For more information visit our outpatient mental health care page.

Orange Park Behavioral Health Outpatient Physician Practice

Our Orange Park Behavioral Health Outpatient practice is located next to Orange Park Medical Center. Orange Park Behavioral Outpatient helps to treat a variety of behavioral health conditions outside of those offered in an Intensive Outpatient Program.

Conditions treated

  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Major depression
  • Anxiety disorder (generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder)
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Substance use disorders

If you would like more information about Orange Park Behavioral Health Outpatient, you can call us at (904) 213-9210.

Electroconvulsive therapy

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a behavioral health treatment option for severe symptoms of mental illness. ECT is performed using an electrical stimulus placed on the scalp, which causes the brain to release neurotransmitters. This produces a generalized seizure in the brain. The controlled seizure activity helps reduce the severity of mental illness and the frequency of symptoms.

ECT at our hospital is performed by psychiatrists with specialty training in administering this type of therapy. It may be used for patients with:

  • Bipolar disorder
  • Catatonia
  • Depression
  • Medication resistance
  • Psychosis
  • Suicidal thoughts

It may also be an option for patients with other similar psychotic disorders. About 80 percent of our patients find rapid relief from their symptoms after a full course of ECT treatments. Before therapy, patients should have a complete psychiatric and medical assessment to determine if this treatment would be beneficial.

Support groups

Members of the Greater Orange Park and Jacksonville communities have access to aftercare resources so they can continue to receive support as they cope with mental illness. We offer our hospital-sponsored Aftercare Support Group and a family support group sponsored by The National Alliance on Mental Illness.

Aftercare Support Group

The Aftercare Support Group is free to attend and allows our patients to discuss their mental health symptoms and experiences with other people dealing with mental illness. The group meets every Wednesday evening from 7:00pm to 8:30pm. To learn more about this support group, you can call us at (904) 639-8654.

Behavioral Health Family Support Group

This support group is sponsored by The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) | Jacksonville Florida and provides an environment for our patients and their families to receive emotional support from others with similar experiences. To learn more about attending this support group, please call (904) 724-7782.