Adult Psychiatric Program

Like a beacon of safety to guide individuals through life’s storms, Port St. Lucie Hospital’s Adult Psychiatric Program provides intensive treatment for individuals dealing with medical, emotional and psychiatric issues in a safe and secure setting. These emotional issues include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Affective Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Psychotic Disturbances
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Affective Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Psychotic Disturbances
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Panic Attacks
  • Grief & Loss
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive/Compulsive Behavior
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Depression Due to Chronic Pain
  • Panic Attacks
  • Grief & Loss
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive/Compulsive Behavior
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Depression Due to Chronic Pain

Under the supervision of a psychiatric team made up of a psychiatrist, social workers, therapists, nurses and other unit staff, patients are assisted in identifying the sources of their psychological issues that are impairing the individuals ability to function. The treatment is intensive and therapeutically focused, aimed at moving the individual from an inpatient setting to partial hospitalization or outpatient therapy as quickly as possible.

Adult Psychiatric Program at Port St. Lucie Hospital


Assessment Process

Port St. Lucie Hospital’s Adult Program provides the highest quality assessment, diagnosis, stabilization and treatment for adults with acute psychiatric issues which require inpatient or partial hospitalization. Treatment is provided for our patients with kindness, empathy, dignity and respect at all levels in the continuum of care in order to maximize the individual’s ability to achieve successful mental and emotional health.

Before a patient begins treatment, several assessments are conducted to evaluate the patient’s physical, social and emotional health. The assessments help determine the appropriate level of care, which may be inpatient or partial hospitalization treatment. Treatment modalities consist of:

  • Crisis Evaluation
  • Cognitive Screenings
  • Medication Evaluation and Management
  • Group Psycho-Therapy
  • Crisis Evaluation
  • Cognitive Screenings
  • Medication Evaluation and Management
  • Group Psycho-Therapy
  • Family Education
  • Neuro-Psychology Testing and Treatment
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Community Services Coordination
  • Family Education
  • Neuro-Psychology Testing and Treatment
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Community Services Coordination

Discharge Process

Planning for discharge, be it a return to a home environment or an alternate living arrangement, begins on the day of admission. Social workers and the treatment team, with the input and assistance of family members help to make the transition to community living a safe and seamless experience.


Medicare and most HMO’s and PPO’s are accepted and financial arrangements for self-pay may also be made.

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Port St. Lucie Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission for Hospital and Behavioral Health Care.