Adult Treatment Services
Emerald Coast Behavioral Hospital provides acute psychiatric services in a secure and nurturing environment to adults ages 18 and older who are in crisis. With confidentiality and sensitivity, our adult inpatient programs allow patients to begin treatment in an intensive and secure environment where they are cared for 24 hours a day by our team of compassionate and highly trained professionals.
The clinical approach in our adult treatment programming is to quickly intervene through medication management and solution-focused therapy. Treatment includes group and family sessions; classes in coping skills, medication management and expressive therapy which includes music, recreation and art. Our clinical staff utilizes a range of evidence-based treatment, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Prolonged Exposure (PE).
The adult inpatient programs provide protection from harm to self or others, medication support and therapy with the goal of stabilizing acute symptoms as quickly as possible so our patients can continue treatment in a less restrictive outpatient environment.
Emerald Coast Behavioral Hospital also offers specialty programming to address the specific needs of certain patient populations.
Emerald Coast Behavioral Hospital is honored to serve our military and veteran population. With the success of our Military Resiliency Program, which serves active duty members, our clinical experts have adapted comprehensive programming with treatment tailored to the specific needs of our veteran heroes. Our Veterans Program may be better suited for patients with unique needs or for those who do not wish to adhere to the rigorous and demanding schedule of the Military Resiliency Program.
Veterans are evaluated upon admission to the hospital so our psychiatrists and clinical team can determine the most appropriate program based on their individual needs. While each treatment plan is tailored to the unique behavioral health needs of the veteran, our program includes: chemical dependency treatment; evidence-based therapy for trauma, depression and anxiety; veterans-specific groups; group and family sessions; and discharge planning. Staff from the VA assist in the discharge planning process, as well as in providing resources and education to our veteran patients throughout their hospitalization to ensure they receive the support necessary for their success and recovery.
Never Lose Hope
It’s important to remember that many people experience mental illness. In fact, mental illness is more prevalent than cancer, heart and lung disease combined.
- One in four Americans will suffer from a mental illness or substance abuse disorder at some time in their lives
- One half of all chronic mental illness begins by age 14; three-quarters of all chronic mental illness begins by age 24
- Approximately 16 million adults in America live with major depression
- Approximately 2.4 million adults in America live with schizophrenia
- Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. and an overwhelming majority of suicide victims are found to have a diagnosable mental disorder
- Approximately 60% of adults with mental illness received no mental health services in the previous year
It’s comforting to know that many people have problems similar to yours. And it’s also comforting to know that there is a place you can come for support, guidance and professional treatment. You are not alone–Emerald Coast Behavioral Hospital is here to help. If you or a loved one is struggling with mental illness and/or addiction, call us for additional information or to schedule a confidential assessment. Never lose hope.
We’re Here to Help
Emerald Coast Behavioral Hospital can help provide intervention, identify the appropriate level of care, conduct no cost assessments and make referrals when necessary. Assessments are available 24 hours every day. To arrange a confidential assessment at no cost, call 850-763-0017 and ask to speak with an assessment and referral counselor.