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Behavioral Health Services

AAbout Our Behavioral Health Clinical Care And Treatment Services

All of our behavioral health units provide quality care through a combination of services including group, family & recreational therapy. Individual therapy sessions can also be provided. Patients will also receive medication management, individualized multi-disciplinary treatment planning, individualized discharge planning, and postdischarge wellness checks. Each patient is assessed at critical timeframes using evidence-based tools to ensure patient safety, and receive consistent support from our clinical team. Our interdisciplinary team includes:

  • Board Certified Psychiatrists
  • Registered Nurses
  • Social Workers/Counselors
  • Mental Health Technicians
  • Recreational Therapists
  • Discharge Planners

Inpatient behavioral health units at Largo Medical Center include:

  • Our Voluntary Unit, The Retreat
    This 14-bed voluntary unit provides treatment for those in need of acute psychiatric care. As part of a patient’s individualized treatment plan, they will be assigned to a private room for personal comfort, and clinical care is provided in the least restrictive and intensive setting necessary.
  • Our Intensive Treatment Behavioral Health Unit
    This 12-bed unit provides treatment for those needing higher intensity of treatment services in a low stimulation environment.
  • Our General Adult Psychiatry Behavioral Health unit
    This 33-bed unit provides care for those 18 years of age and older utilizing a multi-disciplinary approach that incorporates Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP).
  • Our Senior Care Behavioral Health Unit
    This 12-bed unit provides care to our senior population, ages 55+. The staff members on this unit are certified and provide sensory-oriented treatment and additional assistance with activities of daily living.
  • Our Medical Behavioral Health Unit
    This 6-bed unit provides care for patients with a primary medical diagnosis, with a secondary psychiatric. Psychiatric consult is necessary for admission, and all nurses on this unit are telemetry certified.

Behavioral Health Outpatient programs at Largo Medical Center include:

  • Intensive Outpatient Program
    In this outpatient program, patients are provided a safe, therapeutic environment while working with staff that encourage and promote recovery. This program can help as an initial point of care, a step up from routine outpatient services, or a step down from an inpatient stay or residential care. Group therapy is offered and focuses on coping skills, assertiveness skills, goal setting, budgeting and co-occurring disorders. Patients receive 3 hours of treatment per day, for 3 days a week, and are seen by the psychiatrist at least once a month.
  • Partial Hospitalization Program
    In this highly specialized, outpatient program, patients are seen 5 days a week for 4 hours per day. Group therapy is also offered as is medication management. Patients are seen by the psychiatrist at least once a week, by a nurse on a daily basis, and receive physical examination. Individual treatment plans are reviewed on a more frequent basis. This program can help as a step up from routine or intensive outpatient services or as a step down from an inpatient setting.
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy
    This form of electroshock therapy is used to treat severe symptoms of mental illness using electric stimulus to produce a generalized seizure. Patients who are medication resistant, suicidal, depressed, bipolar, psychotic, catatonic, or have other similar psychotic disorders may be candidates. Recovery results are almost immediate and faster than with traditional medications. A typical course of treatment schedule is 3 times per week, with a total number of treatments averaging between six and twelve, depending on the patient. Possible side effects include confusion, disorientation, headaches, nausea, muscle aches and difficulty recalling.
  • Behavioral Health Emergency Care
    This 4-bed Emergency Room is prepared to receive patients in mental health crisis, and maintains safety with specialized behavioral health rooms and increased levels of observation.

Our Behavioral Health Assessment & Referral Center

This line is answered 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Staff will perform an initial patient screening, and with nursing staff, will complete the patient intake and collaborate with the referring facility to determine if admission is required. Staff will coordinate admission to an appropriate unit, obtain admission orders, and work with the referring facility to arrange patient transportation. Call (727) 587-7667.