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Bayside Center for Behavioral HealthHelp in Times of Crisis
If you or someone you care about is suffering from depression, anxiety, substance abuse or other mental health needs, we can help. Sarasota Memorial Hospital’s Bayside Center for Behavioral Health is licensed by the Department of Children and Family Services, accredited by the Joint Commission, and approved by Medicare and Medicaid. 

Clinical Assessment Center
Our professional, certified staff members are available 24/7 for urgent consults or by appointment during normal business hours to provide:

  • Free clinical assessments.
  • Admission to our inpatient program or referral to the appropriate level of care in the community.
  • Verification of insurance benefits.
  • Connection to free or discounted community resources when insurance or income is inadequate. 

Inpatient Services
We offer comprehensive inpatient programs for short-term, intensive psychiatric treatment for adults, adolescents and children. Our approach combines advanced medical practice, pharmacology and psychotherapists to treat emotional disorders that affect interpersonal or occupational functioning. Treatment includes individual, group, family therapy, and planning for continuing care following hospitalization. Mental health services for adults, children, adolescents and their families include:

  • A nurturing, comfortable environment.
  • Acute psychiatric services.
  • Senior adult mental health care.
  • Licensed Baker Act receiving facility.
  • 24-hour availability.

In an emergency or crisis situation, please call 911. For a free clinical assessment, call 941-917-7760, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.