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Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health

Not all medical conditions are physical. For mental health issues, our behavioral services provide inpatient psychiatric hospitalization with a full range of treatment options. Rockledge Regional Behavioral Services can be contacted 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Behavioral Health

110 Longwood Ave.
Rockledge, FL 32955
321-637-2828

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Our 24-bed adult facility features psychiatrists, social workers, therapists, nurses and psychiatric technicians who treat every patient's individual needs. Rockledge Regional Behavioral Services has earned The Joint Commission’s Seal of Approval for following the strict guidelines and standards of the nation’s leading health care accreditation organization.

Established with the mission to serve the surrounding community, we care for patients with the most challenging of illnesses. Rockledge Regional Behavioral Services provides inpatient psychiatric hospitalization with a broad and comprehensive range of treatment options, as well as outpatient services We have a long record of success in treating especially difficult clinical presentations.

For immediate emergencies, please call 9-1-1.

Inpatient Services

Our inpatient unit provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary assessments and short-term treatment of the full spectrum of acute adult psychiatric disorders. We work closely with numerous mental health and social service agencies and private care providers to meet the medical and social support needs of patients returning to the community. The treatment team is comprised of the attending psychiatrist, psychiatric social workers/therapists, nurses and technicians.

The behavioral health center is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and offer free confidential evaluations. We provide semi-private rooms, medical monitoring and assessment, individual, family and group psychotherapies, activity therapies and discharge planning. Psychiatric specialty areas include anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, brain disorders, schizophrenia and more.

Admitting Procedures

To arrange admission of a patient, either the patient, the person currently treating the patient, a caregiver or a member of the patient’s family should contact Rockledge Regional Behavioral Services as soon as possible. An admissions nurse will request that current clinical information about the patient’s condition be provided for review before admission arrangements are made. This information will help determine which services are most suitable for the patient.

It is essential for the admissions department to have all necessary information in order to contact the patient’s insurance provider. The insurance company will then determine the extent to which the patient’s policy covers the admission. Rockledge Regional Behavioral Services currently accepts most commercial insurance, Medicare Part A, Medicare Part B, Medicare HMO, Medicaid HMO and Medicaid.

What Happens on the Day of Admission?

Patients who are being admitted, including those who are voluntarily seeking treatment, should report to the Rockledge Regional Behavioral Services at 110 Longwood Avenue in Rockledge, Florida. The patient will sign admission papers and review other documents that will be explained by the intake coordinator. The patient and family will then be escorted to an inpatient unit where a nurse will welcome them.

Medical and psychiatric histories will be taken and the patient will be examined. It is important for the patient to tell the physicians and nurses about any medical problems, including allergies to medications. A nurse will do an assessment so the nursing staff can plan for its part in the patient’s care. A social worker or therapist may also meet with the patient’s family to assess the patient’s social supports.

Note: This is a general description of what transpires on the day of a psychiatric admission. The process may differ depending on individual patient need.

Resources

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Mental Health Education Series
Do you or a family member struggle with emotional problems or mental illness? Do you find it difficult to find useful information about these illnesses and treatment options? Is it difficult for you and your family to find community resources? If so, then the Mental Health Education Series would benefit you and your family.
Mental Health America
MHA is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all. Our work is driven by our commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness.