We have an established 20-bed unit within our hospital to focus on adult psychiatry, an area of medicine that addresses the unique physical and emotional needs of adults. Our experienced, compassionate team of healthcare professionals is dedicated to providing the tender care and the emotional support these patients need.
Tampa Community Behavioral Health
Our Behavioral Health unit is in a secured area of the hospital and offers short-term treatment to stabilize patients age 18 and over who are experiencing a crisis that cannot be managed in an outpatient setting. After a comprehensive assessment, we provide an individualized treatment plan.
A Team Approach
Because a number of factors impact a person's mental health, we take a team approach to treatment. These healthcare professionals work together to address each person's unique needs. Our team includes:
- Licensed clinical social workers
- Registered nurses
- Behavioral health technicians
- Activity Therapy
- Discharge Planner
Mental Health Symptoms
Among the symptoms we assess and treat are:
- Difficulty sleeping; feeling of restlessness, panic or impending doom; sudden inability to deal with stressful situations.
- Inability to accept or adjust to loss; significant change in appetite, sleep patterns or energy levels; feelings of worthlessness, hopelessness or guilt; loss on interest in pleasurable activities
- Seeing, smelling or hearing or feeling things that aren’t there
- Accusing others of negative behaviors or thoughts that are unrealistic; combative or violent behavior
- Significant memory loss; impaired judgment and insight; inability to take care of day-to-day needs; acute deterioration of coping skills and judgment, placing the person or others at risk
- Fears that limit daily activity
- Severe mood swings; feelings of elation, unlimited energy, pacing, or lack of sleep; sudden onset of severe depression
Our team offers a wide range of medical and behavioral health services, including:
- Psychiatric assessment and treatment
- Medication management
- Dietary consultation
- Recreational therapy assessment and treatment
- Psychotherapy (individual and group)
- Education for patients and families on diagnosis, treatment options and medications
- Assistance with discharge planning and financial issues
- Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
Anyone can make a referral to our Behavioral Health unit, including friends and family members, primary care physicians, social service agencies, clergy, and long-term care facilities. For more information on our mental health services, please call (813) 512-5742.