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Unit Scopes

We believe that every patient has the potential to overcome every obstacle. With that goal in mind, the behavioral health nursing team at UF Health Shands Psychiatric Hospital strives for excellence in treating the following challenging diagnoses:

  • Major depression
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Polysubstance abuse
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Psychosis
  • Panic disorders

Observation and examination are the keys to addressing patient needs and ensuring continued progress on the road to mental health. To this end, we have divided our 81-bed unit into four distinct areas designed to provide individualized patient care:

Each unit features a fenced, locked courtyard and specified therapy rooms. All units also offer a team-centered environment in which nurses can provide care within a total patient model. Collaboration across disciplines is essential to our success here as is the accessibility of a highly credentialed management and clinical team.

UF Health Shands Psychiatric Hospital North

A 20-bed unit treating inpatient and partial hospital adult patients diagnosed with psychiatric or dual disorders.

UF Health Psychiatric Hospital East

A 19-bed unit specifically for adult patients who have been diagnosed with primary psychiatric disorder and require increased security.

UF Health Psychiatric Hospital South

A 15-bed unit focused on children and adolescents with psychiatric or dual disorders, on either an inpatient or partial hospital basis.

UF Health Psychiatric Hospital West

A 19-bed unit treating adult patients suffering from substance abuse or dual disorders.