The Behavioral Health Center at Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital provides both inpatient and outpatient services for children, adolescents, adults and seniors. Our specialists help patients back to the path of hope, happiness and a better quality of life through the center’s treatment services, counseling, classes and screenings. The behavioral health team is interdisciplinary and includes board certified psychiatrists, experienced RNs, licensed social workers and mental health technicians. We embrace a patient-focused model of treatment that puts you and your loved ones in the center and asks, “How can we help you?”

As part of the hospital, we are uniquely qualified to combine expert behavioral health services with comprehensive medical care, including a full complement of diagnostic services. The 46-bed Behavioral Health Center is located on a beautiful campus across the street from Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital, includes a gym, pool, shaded courtyards and bright, airy rooms. A distinct advantage of having the BHC as part of the hospital is the availability to provide staff hospitalists and specialists to monitor patients for other medical issues.

Assessments and Treatment Options

Our trained professionals offer screening and assessment for behavioral health issues 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The assessment provides an opportunity to share any issues that may be troubling you or a loved one with an expert in behavioral health. The hospital is also a designated Baker Act receiving facility, should the need arise.

Our clinicians, in consultation with our medical staff, will make recommendations to best suit your needs. These may range from community-based support services, to short term inpatient hospitalization or enrollment in our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP).

Learn more about What We Treat.

What We Treat

What We Treat

We offer a variety of behavioral health services centered around each patient’s needs with the goal of helping individuals strengthen skills and behaviors in order to optimize health outcomes, improve wellness, cope effectively with stressors and strengthen emotional resilience. 
Cleveland Clinic Florida mental health professionals diagnose and treat many conditions including:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Changes in appetite and/or eating habits that cause significant changes in weight
  • Compulsive behaviors that interfere with your daily functioning
  • Depression
  • Difficulty adjusting to major life changes (loss of job, separation/divorce, health problems)
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Dramatic mood swings
  • Frequent feelings of guilt or worthlessness
  • Grief
  • Increased or excessive use of alcohol or drugs
  • Just not feeling like yourself
  • Panic attacks
  • Personality disorders
  • Persistent feelings of hopelessness or sadness
  • PTSD
  • Medical conditions
  • Mood disorders
  • Racing thoughts
  • Relationship issues
  • Substance abuse disorders
  • Sexual abuse
  • Thoughts of harming yourself or suicide
Intensive Outpatient Program

Intensive Outpatient Program

The Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) at the Behavioral Health Center are part of a full continuum of behavioral health services for teens and young adults. A middle step for those who require more than traditional outpatient therapy, IOP programs provide a way of diverting individuals from an inpatient level of care or as a transition from an inpatient unit back into the community. This unique, voluntary program allows individuals to participate in school/work while learning skills to assist with mental health symptom management.

How The Intensive Outpatient Program Works

Our focus is to help individuals develop resiliency and coping strategies, using a supportive and structured approach. The program’s primary treatment modality is group therapy led by licensed clinicians, where individuals learn skills to help navigate issues. Small groups of 8-12 participants meet three times a week, for three-hour sessions.

Our evidenced-based programming includes:

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Life Skills/Social Skills Group
  • Substance Use Groups

Our programs direct each patient’s complete psychiatric care during treatment, including regular medication management if needed. A specialized group is held weekly to increase relapse prevention skills for participants with co-occurring substance use disorders. Individual and family meetings are also provided, if identified on an individual’s treatment plan. Individuals will be referred to outpatient mental health care during enrollment in IOP if services are not already in place.

The Young Adult IOP focuses on individuals aged 18-24. These groups are held during daytime hours, and highlight skill building for safety, increasing the ability to regulate emotions, and fostering a life worth living.

The Adolescent IOP provides services for teens aged 13-17 during after-school hours. Group topics focus on building skills for regulating emotions, increasing distress tolerance, communication, and maintaining safety. A multi-family therapeutic workshop is also offered to help families manage more complex psychosocial issues, access resources and tools, and stay aware of what the participant will be working on in treatment. Family or guardian participation in treatment planning encourages consistent participation in the program, and allows opportunity for increased success.

Family or guardian participation in treatment planning encourages consistent participation in the program and allows for maximum success.

A Multidisciplinary Team

Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital’s therapeutic team of board-certified psychiatrists, licensed clinicians, and experienced mental health technicians are committed to delivering high-quality, personalized behavioral health care in a safe, caring environment.

Our multidisciplinary care team provides:

  • Initial diagnostic evaluation
  • Psychiatric assessment
  • Individualized treatment planning
  • Ongoing medication management and treatment plan reviews
  • Additional services outside of group therapy (as needed)
  • Access to caregivers weekdays during normal business hours

Program Eligibility

Individuals living with mental health struggles, including co-occurring substance use disorders, can participate in the Intensive Outpatient Programs. A physician order is required, and a psychiatric evaluation will be completed to ensure that the individual is appropriate for this level of care. IOP is currently available for all Indian River County residents.

Referral and Contact Information

Enrollment in the program is open, and admissions will be considered on an ongoing basis. To refer a patient to IOP or to find out more information about this program, please call the Behavioral Health Center at 772.563.4666 ext. 1837.

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