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Behavioral Health

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

Inpatient Mental Health Services

Located within Orange Park Medical Center, our behavioral health center is designed to give our mental health patients a safe, encouraging environment where psychiatrists and other caregivers can provide medical care 24 hours a day.

The psychiatric team’s primary mission is to help you return to a level of stability that allows you to continue your therapy on an intensive outpatient basis. Our physiatrists strive to create a safe and compassionate environment that promotes structured care and rehabilitation.

Orange Park Medical Center’s mental health services in an inpatient setting include:

  • Daily therapy sessions with a psychiatrist
  • Daily group therapy sessions with Masters level therapists
  • Family therapy
  • Intensive medication management
  • Journaling assignments
  • Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)
  • 24-hour nursing care by registered nurses with certification in psychiatric care

Our approach

The psychiatrists’ approach for treating mental health conditions in an inpatient setting includes therapy sessions on topics such as:.

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

For more information on our inpatient services or for an emergency evaluation please call our nursing unit at (904) 639-8625.

Intensive Outpatient Program

The intensive outpatient program (IOP) is designed to meet the needs of people who are seeking fast results in a more intensive therapy setting than traditional outpatient therapy. Our program offers comprehensive assessment and medication evaluation within 24 hours of your first phone call Monday through Friday. Our patients attend the program for an average of 11 sessions, which takes about one month. During this time, we consistently see a22 percent decline in the intensity of depressive and anxiety symptoms.

IOP is located at 1530 Kingsley Avenue in Orange Park.

Our treatment approach consists of:

  • Cognitive behavioral strategies
  • Group therapy
  • Journaling assignments
  • Family sessions when necessary

Group sessions include:

  • Stress management
  • Development of introspective skills
  • Clarification of core values and priorities
  • Developing relationshiop skills
  • Anager management
  • Development of self-awareness and empathy skills
  • Confidence building exercises
  • Improving social skills
  • Improving skills for managing life decisions

For more information about our Intensive Outpatient Program, or to schedule an assessment call one of our counselors at (904) 639-8654.

Behavioral Health Family Support Group

First and third Tuesday of each month (except holidays)

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Loation: Orange Park Medical Center, Classroom 2

For More Information:
Helpline: (904) 724-7782