If you need to talk or request a referral, call us at (772) 466-1500.

What Is Behavioral Health?

We're all concerned about our physical health, so we go to the doctor, we exercise and we try to eat right. But, what about our mental health? Sometimes we need to be reminded that psychological issues are just as important as physical ones.

If you need to explore any behavioral health or substance use problems that may be troubling you or a loved one, we are here for you!

Continuum of Care

Lawnwood Regional Medical Center and Heart Institute offers a continuum of behavioral health services to meet the needs of people on the Treasure Coast. Our Access Team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to respond to emergencies, provide information on behavioral health issues and make recommendations for treatment. If hospitalization is needed, our adult inpatient unit offers comprehensive short-term psychiatric services. Our adult psychiatric intensive outpatient program is also available for those needing more than traditional outpatient care.

Adult Inpatient Services

Located in a free-standing building approximately 3 blocks from the main campus, our 24-bed adult inpatient unit provides a safe, supportive, therapeutic environment where psychiatric needs are assessed. Treatment includes crisis stabilization, daily sessions with your psychiatrist, individual and group psychotherapy, education, family sessions and medication management. Treatment is tailored to individual needs and focused on helping to restore your mental health and well-being. People with substance use disorders receive safe and comfortable detoxification supervised by physicians. Specialized dual diagnosis groups help you take your first steps on the road to recovery.

Intensive Outpatient Program Description

  • 4-6 Week Voluntary Program (length of program can vary depending on need)
  • Group, Individual, & Family Therapy Sessions Provided
  • Clients Attend 3 Groups Per Day, 3 Times Per Week (Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday)
  • Groups Facilitated by Licensed Clinicians & Mental Health Professionals
  • Psychiatrist & Psychiatric Medication Management Provided
  • Common Areas of Treatment Focus:
    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Substance Use
    • Trauma
    • Grief & Loss
    • Relationship Problems
    • Co-occurring Disorders
    • Adjustment Problems
    • Stress Management
  • Meal Provided On Group Meeting Days
  • Most Major Commercial Insurances Accepted

Adult Mental Health Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

IOP is for people who need a more intensive level of care than traditional outpatient treatment. IOP offers the support needed to make important changes, take back your life, and be at your best. IOP meets Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings from 8:30 am to 12:00 noon. Each treatment day, patients attend three hours of group psychotherapy. Individual and family sessions are also available as needed. Problems addressed in IOP include depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, psychosis, posttraumatic stress disorder and simultaneous substance use. Various therapies are used, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Seeking Safety and Cognitive Processing Therapy.

For more information about the IOP or to schedule an intake evaluation, call (772) 467-3572.

IOP can help stabilize symptoms, improve functioning, and reduce risk of hospitalization. IOP can also provide continuity as people transition from the hospital to outpatient care.

Request a Screening

If you or a loved one is experiencing any of the below symptoms, please contact our Patient Access/Crisis line at (772) 466-1500 or (800) 433-2673.

  • Excessive worry or fear
  • Prolonged confusion
  • Consistent feelings of sadness
  • Extreme changes in eating habits, sleep patterns, or energy level
  • Alcohol or drug use
  • Withdrawal from family, friends, or hobbies
  • Hallucinations or loss of reality
  • Outbursts of anger or violence
  • Dizziness, fatigue, rapid heartbeat

What causes mental illness?

  • Family history
  • Traumatic experience
  • Brain injury or toxic exposure
  • Stress
  • Alcohol or drug use

If left untreated, mental illness can lead to isolation, difficult relationships, violence, substance misuse, heart disease and suicide. If you suspect an issue with yourself or someone you know, seek a professional consultation right away. Some situations can be solved with talk therapy and medication. More severe conditions, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, may require hospitalization or medication.