Treating the Mind and Body
Treasure Coast Behavioral Healthcare at St. Lucie Medical Center is a 22-bed, high quality crisis intervention and stabilization unit backed by the full range of medical services provided at the hospital. Located within the hospital, this is the only center in St. Lucie County with medical care on-site 24/7.
Our Access Team provides free consultation and assessments 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Inquiries about services are strictly confidential and can be made by professionals, family members, friends, or the individual. Referrals can also be made by managed care companies and professionals.
Based on information provided during the initial assessment, our Access Team professionals will provide recommendations for treatment. In addition to 24/7 availability via telephone, the team responds to psychiatric emergencies at St. Lucie Medical Center’s Emergency Department where patients may also receive a medical exam.
Whether you come to the hospital or call us on our crisis phone lines, you will speak to a behavioral health professional who can help.
Patrick Kiley, LCSW
Director of Physician & Provider Relations
HCA Behavioral Health Services
Patrick has a Bachelor's degree in Social Work from FAU and a Master's degree in Social Work from Barry University. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 19 years total experience working in behavioral health.
Patrick is married with two children and is a musician who enjoys sports, music, and time with his family.
If you or someone you know may benefit from treatment or have questions, please contact our compassionate staff today. Call us at (772) 807-6879 between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. All other times, please call (772) 398-3500.
Located on the second floor of St. Lucie Medical Center, the 22-bed Inpatient Adult Unit offers a comprehensive, short-term stay with psychiatric and medical services for the patient. It is a safe, supportive, therapeutic environment where patients benefit from a wide range of interventions that include crisis stabilization, daily sessions with a Psychiatrist, individual and group therapy, family therapy, education courses, and medication management. Treatment is tailored to focus on individual needs which assist towards restoring mental health and a sense of well being.
Patients suffering from a chemical dependency are provided a Dual Diagnosis Tract which is a specialized program for the treatment of substance abuse. After receiving a safe and comfortable detoxification that is medically supervised, patients can begin their recovery process.
Social workers and addiction counselors provide resources that patients will require to continue the work started during hospitalization.
Commitment to treatment is a brave and powerful first step to a life of 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:
- Substance Use
- Grief & Loss
- Relationship Problems
- Co-occurring Disorders
- Adjustment Problems
- Stress Management
- Meal Provided On Group Meeting Days
- Most Major Commercial Insurances Accepted
Signs and Symptoms of Behavioral Health Problems
We are 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.
When you feel sad or a little blue, it’s usually a temporary thing. However, if you are consistently out of sorts, it may be time to get screened for depression or other behavioral health conditions.
If you or a loved one are experiencing these signs and symptoms, call us for help:
- Excessive worry or fear
- Prolonged confusion
- Consistent feelings of sadness
- Extreme changes in eating habits
- Abuse of alcohol or drugs
- Withdrawal from family, friends, or hobbies
- Hallucinations or loss of reality
- Thoughts of suicide
- Outbursts of anger or violence
- Physical issues such as dizziness, fatigue, and rapid heart beat
Mental illness can be the result of a number of factors, many of which are out of your control:
If you have a close relative with mental health problems, you are at a higher risk since certain characteristics may be inherited.
You may be at increased risk if you have been involved with war or other violence. The same is true if you were physically or sexually abused as a child.
If you have suffered a brain injury or if you were exposed to viruses or toxins while you were in your mother’s womb, your mental functions can be affected.
If you are going through a divorce, grieving a death, or suffering financial problems, these concerns can lead to psychological issues.
Using drugs can alter the way your brain functions which affects your mental health.
If left untreated, mental illness can lead to a number of problems including isolation, difficult relationships, violence, substance abuse, heart disease, and suicide.
Concerned About A Loved One Managing Mental Health Needs?
If you are a loved one trying to help someone manage their mental health needs and need some support yourself, join us at our FREE Mental Health support group.
When: Every Tuesday From 5:30-6:30 pm
Where: Port St. Lucie Medical Plaza
1701 SE Hillmoor Dr SUITESuite 10 PSL, FL. 34952
Who: Any Family Member Or Friend Needing Their Own Support
Facilitated By the IOP Staff: Sandy A. LCSW
Why Attend Our Support Group
Support groups bring together people dealing with similar issues, whether that's mental illness, physical illness or other social stressors. Members share experiences and advice. It can be helpful just being able to talk with other people who are in similar situations. Some groups are educational and structured. Other support groups focus on emotional support and shared experiences.
Not everyone needs a support group, but many find having a network of individuals trying to cope with similar issues, helpful. Support groups and group therapy sessions are not the same thing. Group therapy is a formal type of mental health treatment that brings together several people with similar conditions under the direction of a trained mental health provider. While support groups bring people together, who are seeking encouragement, comfort and advice.
What Are Some Benefits Of Participating In A Support Group
- Feeling less lonely, isolated or judged
- Feeling more in control of your current situation
- Improved coping skills
- Being able to talk openly and honestly about your feelings
- Reduced stress, depression, anxiety or fatigue
- Getting practical advice or information about treatment options
- Learning about local resources
For more information about our free support group, please call (772) 398-1620.