Behavioral Health and Psychiatry

Jackson Behavioral Health Hospital provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services for children, adolescents, adults, and seniors.

Overview

Full continuum of care

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Structured, supportive, and safe environment

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Multi-disciplinary team approach

Committed to meeting the needs of all individuals at each stage of treatment

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Largest freestanding behavioral health hospital in Florida

Request a Telehealth Appointment

For a telehealth psychiatric and psychological evaluation or consultation, call 305-355-7147 to schedule an online appointment. This is available for adults and children/adolescents new to our center.

Ongoing individual therapy sessions are offered for adult and children/adolescents who have completed their initial evaluation. Therapy appointments are scheduled directly by the provider; however, if an individual is unable to reach their provider, the Jackson Behavioral Health Hospital appointment center can be contacted for assistance at 305-355-8118.

Outpatient Adult Services

Adult Outpatient Center (AOC)

  • Comprehensive psychiatric/psychological diagnosis and treatment
  • Individual and group psychotherapy
  • Couples and family therapy
  • Medication evaluation and management
  • Psychological diagnostic testing

Provide comprehensive psychiatric and psychological outpatient care to adults age 18 and above who may be experiencing difficulties due to behavioral, emotional, psychiatric, and/or relational issues.

The clinical staff takes an eclectic approach to treatment planning, drawing from both traditional and contemporary methods. Services are available in English and Spanish, and we also offer specialized services for the deaf and hard of hearing community.

Provide initial evaluations, medication management, and psychotherapy to treat a wide range of psychopathology such as psychotic, mood, anxiety, trauma-related disorders, obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders, adult ADHD, personality disorders, and cognitive disorders. We also provide care for treatment resistant cases or cases that do not respond to standard treatments. Provide long-acting injectables on-site. Utilize telemedicine for patient care and supervision of trainees.

Substance abuse treatment including Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)

Specialized services for individuals with opioid use disorder. The philosophy of treatment is based on the belief that all persons with a need for mental health and substance abuse treatment are to be provided with treatment options and choices that involve fundamental components of recovery.

Treatment Resistant Depression (TRD)

Administration of esketamine for individuals with treatment resistant depression.

Adult Outpatient Center for Behavioral Medicine (AOCBM)

  • Individual, family, and couples therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Brief and long-term interventions
  • Psychological diagnostic testing

The multidisciplinary team provides evidence-based interventions and psychodiagnostic assessment to address the multifactorial aspects of primary mental disorders such as PTSD, schizophrenia, depression, anxiety, and personality disorders, as well as mental disorders secondary to HIV/AIDS, cancer, traumatic injury, diabetes, and other chronic illnesses. In the AOCBM, emphasis is placed on applying brief and long-term psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) strategies in individual, couple, and group modalities with a wide variety of patients from culturally diverse populations who present with primary psychiatric and personality disorders often complicated by medical illness and severe psychosocial stressors. The Adult Outpatient Center for Behavioral Medicine works in close collaboration with Jackson Health System’s medical teams and with Miami-Dade County community providers.

In-person and telehealth appointments are available.

Outpatient Child and Adolescent Services

Child and Adolescent Center (CAC)

  • Comprehensive psychiatric/psychological diagnosis and treatment
  • Individual, group, and family psychotherapy
  • Medication evaluation and management
  • Psychological diagnostic testing

We provide outpatient services to children and adolescents ages 4 to 21, who are experiencing challenges in their lives ranging from major life stressors, to difficulty functioning at home or school, to more significant behavioral and/or emotional concerns. The family is an important component in treatment success as parents are viewed as partners and collaborators in the treatment of their children. We provide comprehensive psychiatric and psychological evaluations, medication management, and psychotherapy to treat mood and anxiety disorders, ADHD, disruptive behavior disorders, PTSD and trauma-related disorders, obsessive-compulsive, autism spectrum disorders, and parent-child conflicts. We have a specialized developmental delay clinic to help medically manage these individuals. We also provide care for treatment resistant cases or cases that do not respond to standard treatments.

In-person and telehealth appointments are available.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Adolescents (DBT-A)

  • Individual DBT-A therapy
  • Family and parent DBT-A therapy
  • DBT-A skills group
  • Multifamily DBT-A skills group
  • 24-hour skills phone coaching
  • Medication evaluation and management
  • Graduate groups

An intensive evidence-based treatment program to help individuals and their families between the ages of 12 and 18 who struggle with self-harm, suicidal thoughts and behaviors, chronic depression, anxiety, impulsivity, interpersonal issues, eating disorders, substance abuse, and anger management.

The DBT-A program consists of five modules delivered through individual, family, parenting, and group therapies over the course of approximately one year designed to help teens cope with sudden, intense emotions, handle stress, improve relationships, and manage emotions. In-person and telehealth appointments are available.

Mind Your Health Community Event

Come celebrate with us at our inaugural Mind Your Health event on, World Mental Health Day, October 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will be held at Margaret Pace Park in Miami and will benefit Jackson Behavioral Health Hospital.

Everyone is welcome to attend and participate in family-friendly activities, such as yoga, a kids village, and so much more. You can also enjoy a leisurely walk around Biscayne Bay and delicious foods that help boost your health, all while exploring resources for your mental health and well-being. Register to attend, build a team with your family, friends or co-workers to raise funds. A $25 registration receives a t-shirt and goodie bag.

About Us

Jackson Behavioral Health Hospital, the largest free-standing behavioral health hospital in Florida, is evolving and actively engaged with the maturing work of quality measurement in the field of behavioral health.

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Jackson Behavioral Health Hospital, the largest free-standing behavioral health hospital in Florida, is evolving and actively engaged with the maturing work of quality measurement in the field of behavioral health.

We currently align with CMS to assure quality care while using various quality measures. These metrics allow us to measure our processes, outcome, patient perceptions, and organizational structure. Our goals include effective, safe, efficient, patient-centered, equitable, and timely care.

We are currently exceeding the national average for substance abuse, immunizations, screening for metabolic disorders, and transition of care records.

Our 30-day all-cause readmission rate has also consistently performed better than the national average.

In addition to the services we provide, Jackson Behavioral Health works collaboratively with our managed care partners in providing quality care and follow-up services. With the shared goal of selecting appropriate step down plans and reducing recidivism, both teams work very closely on inpatient and emergency department care coordination. With on-site managed care utilization and care coordinators, we are able to develop appropriate discharge plans, which include securing safe housing and follow-up services. All patients are provided with a 7-day follow up appointment. For high-utilizing members coming to the emergency department, Jackson Behavioral Health will notify the medical plans immediately in order to begin collaborative intervention and potential diversion. Additionally, the medical plans will have the opportunity to speak with the member regarding available services. Jackson Behavioral Health Hospital is currently in partnership with most health plans.

Description

In addition to the services we provide, Jackson Behavioral Health works collaboratively with our managed care partners in providing quality care and follow-up services. With the shared goal of selecting appropriate step down plans and reducing recidivism, both teams work very closely on inpatient and emergency department care coordination. With on-site managed care utilization and care coordinators, we are able to develop appropriate discharge plans, which include securing safe housing and follow-up services. All patients are provided with a 7-day follow up appointment. For high-utilizing members coming to the emergency department, Jackson Behavioral Health will notify the medical plans immediately in order to begin collaborative intervention and potential diversion. Additionally, the medical plans will have the opportunity to speak with the member regarding available services. Jackson Behavioral Health Hospital is currently in partnership with most health plans.

Inpatient Adult Services

Emergency, Intake, and Referral Center

Comprehensive assessment, treatment of immediate concerns, and admission to inpatient or referral to outpatient services. We serve all individuals who come for help. We are a Baker Act receiving facility and a Marchman Act evaluation center for adults.

Inpatient Acute Behavioral Services

Four dedicated units for the treatment of acute behavioral health conditions.

Gerimed Unit

Specialty inpatient unit for older adults and/or those with complicated medical/physical conditions. The most common psychiatric disorders treated in this 21-bed unit are depression, schizophrenia, and memory disorders complicated by behavioral disturbances.

Health and Recovery Center

Inpatient unit for patients detoxing from alcohol or other substances, and those with co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders. We know that substance use often coexists with other treatable mental health issues and can interfere with ability to work, go to school, and have healthy, positive relationships with family and friends. In this 20-bed unit, we provide integrated treatment that is trauma-informed and recovery-focused. Peer support/self-help and family intervention are integral parts of treatment and discharge planning. Psychopharmacology is utilized for co-occurring mental health disorders and medication assisted treatment is available for substance use disorders.

Miami Dade Forensic Alternative Center (MDFAC)

Residential treatment program serving adults with mental illness who have been found by the court to be incompetent to proceed or not guilty by reason of insanity on a second or third degree non-violent felony. Individuals served may be diagnosed with any major mental illness, co-occurring disorder, personality disorder and medical illnesses which are manageable with medications. Patients are referred to the program through Thriving Mind, which determines appropriateness for the program and functions as the managing entity.

Inpatient Child and Adolescent Services

Emergency, Intake, and Referral Center

Comprehensive assessment, treatment of immediate concerns, and admission to inpatient or referral to outpatient services as indicated. We serve all individuals and families who come for help. We are a Baker Act receiving facility.

Child and Adolescent Acute Psychiatric (CAAP) Unit

Specialty inpatient unit for children and adolescents, ages 5 to 17. While the brain is still developing, mental health treatment can be challenging. We teach kids and teens skills to manage their symptoms in a way they can understand. Programming is trauma-informed and individualized to the developmental level of those served. For patients in this 21-bed unit, family intervention is an integral part of treatment and discharge planning. Treatment is focused on symptom reduction and skills development

Our Commitment to the LGBTQ Community

We recognize the diverse South Florida community and strive to make our hospitals and outpatient programs welcoming to every visitor.

In fact, Jackson is one of only a few health systems consistently recognized as a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation. We also offer support to patients and their families at each of our facilities. For eight years, Jackson Health System was named a “Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality” by the HRC Foundation.

Some programs are sponsored by Thriving Mind South Florida and the State of Florida, Department of Children and Families.

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Some programs are sponsored by Thriving Mind South Florida and the State of Florida, Department of Children and Families.