Mental health services in Northeast Florida

The Pavilion at Memorial Health is our behavioral health center in Jacksonville, Florida. This facility is designed to help individuals in need of mental health treatments who may be experiencing depression, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or other mental illnesses. We also provide specialized mental health services for individuals who are 55 years old and older in our Senior Pavilion.

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

Behavioral health specialists committed to your care

Whether you need help with recurrent cases of depression or have been through a sudden traumatic event, you can trust our behavioral health specialists to be your partners on your road to recovery. Our behavioral health program is centered on the belief that every patient is different and has specific needs. Our team is trained to quickly recognize mental health symptoms and create a personalized treatment plan.

Our hospital is an adult (18 years old and older) Baker Act receiving facility.

Mental health symptoms and conditions we treat

The Memorial Hospital Jacksonville Pavilion offers behavioral health care for adults 18 and older treating:

  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Dual Diagnosis of Substance Use
  • Emotional Distress
  • Grief
  • Homicidal Thoughts
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychosis
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self-Harm
  • Suicidal Ideations/Thoughts

At our Senior Pavilion, we specialize in treating older adults (55+) facing the above, as well as:

  • Life Stress
  • Grief and Loss
  • Memory Issues with Behavioral Challenges
  • Relationship Problems
  • Aging and Transitional Coping

Symptoms of depression

If you or someone you know one is dealing with depression, it's important to be aware of the symptoms so you can seek treatment. Symptoms of depression include:

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

Intensive outpatient program (IOP)

Our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) provides services to adults who need intensive support to manage their mental health including but not limited to: Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Anxiety, and Bipolar Disorder and co-occurring addictive behaviors. It provides an outpatient level of flexibility with more intensive support than offered in traditional weekly therapy.

Our patients participate in therapeutic groups, which provide peer support and accountability, teaching skills and assistance in achieving personal goals. Treatment groups are facilitated by masters-level therapists and nurses who have a specialized certification in psychiatry.

To learn more about our outpatient services, please call (904) 702-5950.

Partial hospitalization program (PHP)

All sessions are focused on identifying and treating situational stressors to facilitate recovery. Treatment is customized for your unique needs. A combination of group therapy, individual therapy, and closely monitored medication management is proven to be the most effective treatment for behavioral health illness. This program meets 5 days a week for 5 hours.

The Memorial Hospital Jacksonville Partial Hospitalization Program is designed for those:

  • Age 18 or older
  • Who have symptoms of depression, anxiety, or other issues
  • Who need short-term stabilization
  • Are at risk for psychiatric hospitalization
  • Are stepping down from psychiatric hospitalization

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)

ECT uses a brief electrical stimulation to treat severe symptoms of mental illness. It involves the application of an electrical stimulus to the scalp, which causes the brain to release neurotransmitters. While most patients who receive a full course of treatment find rapid relief from their symptoms, they should have a complete psychiatric and medical assessment to determine if ECT is appropriate for them.

What is ECT used for?

ECT is most frequently used to treat severe depression. While medications and therapy help most people with depression, your doctor may recommend ECT if you do not respond to medication or cannot tolerate the side effects of medications. ECT can also help people with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

How many treatments are given and how often?

A 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. We meet individually with each patient to determine the number of appropriate treatments that is best for them.

Senior mental health services

The doctors at our Senior Pavilion understand that our senior population often needs special care for mental health problems. We specialize in treating adults who are 55 years old and older facing mental health conditions as well as:

  • Aging and transitional coping
  • Grief and loss
  • Life stress
  • Memory issues with behavioral challenges
  • Relationship problems

Features of the Senior Pavilion

Our team uses their unique knowledge in senior medicine to help diagnose and treat older adults facing behavioral health disorders. Features of the Senior Pavilion include:

  • 24-hour nursing care with expertise in both mental health and geriatrics
  • Assistance with transitional resources
  • Daily sessions with a psychiatrist
  • Family therapy
  • Group and individual therapy sessions
  • Medication management