At University Behavioral Center, our inpatient mental health treatment program provides 24/7 assessment and admission when you or a loved one needs urgent help. Our stabilization services focus on each client’s safety, comfort and wellness.
Mental Health Emergency Services in Florida: Why Choose Us?
At our inpatient mental health crisis center for adults 18 and up, you’ll find:
- Same-day admissions: A psychiatric crisis requires immediate intervention. No matter the time of day or night, trained mental health professionals are standing by to provide care and support when it’s needed most. We welcome individuals under voluntary and involuntary (Baker Act) status.
- Focus on co-occurring disorders: We provide specialized care to people with a dual diagnosis (having a mental health disorder and drug or alcohol use disorder). Our psychiatric unit is connected to our detox unit, so people with co-occurring disorders receive seamless care. Learn more about inpatient detox.
- Ongoing care: As part of Universal Health Services, we can connect you to our programs throughout Central Florida to help you once your immediate mental health crisis has passed. After acute inpatient care, you may benefit from a residential program or intensive outpatient treatment. Our experienced staff will recommend the right care transition for your needs and goals.
- Military specialization: We offer 24/7 suicide prevention and crisis stabilization services to active-duty military members, veterans and military families. Our TRICARE®-approved inpatient treatment program and specially trained therapists cater to the unique needs of your profession. Learn more about our military mental health treatment program.
What Is a Mental Health Crisis?
A mental health crisis, sometimes called a “nervous breakdown,” describes a sudden increase in emotional or mental distress. It prevents someone from functioning normally in daily life or having control over their thoughts and behaviors.
Someone in a crisis may be a danger to themselves or others. A crisis can happen for many reasons. Stress, trauma, drugs, stopping medication or other stressors can trigger a mental health crisis. You don’t have to have a mental health disorder diagnosis to experience a mental health crisis.
Signs of a mental health crisis can include:
- Dramatic changes in eating and sleeping habits
- Inability to perform tasks at work, home or school
- Irrational, confused thinking
- Self-neglect, such as poor personal hygiene
- Sudden changes in mood or agitated behavior
- Talk or thoughts of suicide or death
- Using alcohol or drugs to deal with feelings
- Withdrawal from relationships or everyday activities
If there is an immediate risk to yourself or others, call 911.
Conditions We Treat at Our Mental Health Crisis Center
At our inpatient psychiatric hospital, we treat a range of mental health disorders, including:
- Anxiety disorders
- Bipolar disorder or other mood disorders
- Eating disorders
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
Our Approach to Inpatient Psychiatric Care
You receive care from a highly skilled staff at our secure, 14-acre campus in Orlando. Psychiatrists, behavioral health nurses, mental health counselors and other providers work together to plan your treatment. We can also coordinate services with caseworkers, dietitians, fitness professionals and community-based resources as needed.
Your treatment plan may include:
- Group therapy
- Individual therapy
- Family therapy
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
- Trauma-focused therapy
- Medication support
- Health and wellness programs
- Art therapy
- Music therapy
Get Help Now
Call 407-281-7000 or contact us to get help now. At University Behavioral Center, our staff is available 24/7 for no-cost, confidential assessments. If you need immediate medical assistance, contact 911 or seek the nearest emergency room.