The Pavilion at Memorial Health is our behavioral health center in Jacksonville, Florida. This special facility is designed to help individuals in need of mental health treatments who may be experiencing depression, PTSD or other mental illnesses. Our behavioral health specialists understand the challenges people face when dealing with mental health conditions. Each of our psychiatrists, therapists, psychologists and counselors provide crucial care in a safe and supportive environment.

The primary goal is to provide behavioral health services that create stability and self-sufficiency for each of our patients. We treat each of our patients as individuals and always seek to provide them with the support and comfort they deserve.

If you are looking for an experienced behavioral health program in Jacksonville that puts the patient first, look no further than Memorial Hospital.

For more information or for an emergency evaluation, please call us at (904) 702-6600.

Why choose Memorial Health for behavioral health treatment?

Whether you need help dealing with reoccurring cases of depression, bipolar disorder, or have been through a sudden traumatic event that has left you feeling hopeless, you can trust our psychiatrists and other mental health experts to be your partners on your road to recovery. At Memorial Health, we want you to know that you don’t have to suffer alone.

The Pavilion is an Adult (18+) Baker Act Receiving Facility.

Our behavioral health program is centered on the belief every patient is different and has unique needs, which is why we offer personalized psychiatric treatments instead of one-size-fits-all plans. Because not every behavioral health disorder is the same, our psychiatrists and other behavioral health specialists are trained to quickly recognize mental health symptoms and create a personalized treatment plan.

Mental health symptoms and conditions

Our psychiatrists and mental health professionals at Memorial Health are here to be your dedicated partners in getting you back to being a happier, healthier you.

Symptoms of depression

  • Anxiety
  • Lack of energy
  • Insomnia
  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Difficult making decisions
  • Feeling stuck or hopeless
  • Loss of interest in hobbies and activities
  • Restlessness

Our psychiatric specialists specialize in treating people facing:

  • Depression
  • Thought disorders including schizophrenia and psychosis
  • Substance abuses and addiction
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Traumatic events (PTSD)
  • Suicidal thoughts or tendencies
  • Relationship problems

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)

ECT is a treatment for severe symptoms of mental illness that uses electric stimulus to produce a generalized seizure. It involves the application of an electrical stimulus to the scalp, which induces the brain to release neurotransmitters, assisting in the reduction of the severity of the illness and frequency of symptoms.

Psychiatrists who are specially trained in administering ECT perform this medical treatment on patients who are:

  • Medication resistant
  • Depressed
  • Bipolar
  • Catatonic
  • Severe bipolar episodes
  • Severe catatonic
  • Severe treatment resistant depression
  • Or have other similar psychotic disorders

While about 80% of patients who receive a full course of treatment find rapid relief from their symptoms, patients should have a complete psychiatric and medical assessment to determine if ECT is appropriate.

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FAQs about ECT

Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) is a modern medical treatment offered at Memorial Hospital. It is intended for certain illnesses that have mental or emotional symptoms. In this treatment, the patient receives brief electrical stimulation to the scalp. The nerve-cell activity releases chemicals in the brain and helps restore normal functioning.

ECT is most frequently used for treating severe depression. While medications and therapy help most people with depression, ECT is indicated for some individuals who do not respond to medication, or others who cannot tolerate the side effects of medications. Others whose illness has made them seriously suicidal require the relief that ECT can provide. Bipolar disorder and schizophrenia are some other illnesses that can be helped by ECT.

At Memorial Hospital, a treatment team of doctors, nurses and anesthesia specialists work together in a specially-equipped area to administer ECT. It is usually given two to three times a week, for a total of approximately six to 12 treatments. Each patient is individually assessed and the number of appropriate treatments depends on their particular case as determined by the psychiatrist.

For more information on scheduling ECT, please call (904) 702-5950.

Our philosophy and mental health treatment methods

The outpatient program specializes in the treatment of mood disorders, depression and other issues related to behavioral health. Our psychiatrists in Jacksonville offer group therapy and educational sessions.

Our patients participate in therapeutic groups which focus on providing peer support and accountability, teaching skills and assisting them in achieving personal change goals. Treatment groups are facilitated by masters’ level therapists and nurses who have a specialized certification in psychiatry.

Who can benefit from intensive outpatient services?

Individuals whose emotional health and/or addiction issues have impaired their daily functioning can benefit from an intensive outpatient program.

To learn more information, please call (904) 702-5950.

Senior mental health services

The doctors at Senior Pavilion at Memorial Health understand our senior population can require special care for mental health problems. Individuals who are 55 and older can benefit from inpatient services designed specifically for seniors. Our team uses their unique knowledge in senior medicine to help diagnose and treat older adults facing behavioral health disorders.

For more information or to make a patient referral please call (904) 702-6600.