Outpatient Behavioral Health Services
When mental health challenges or emotional trauma arise, it can be difficult to ask for help. But the dedicated professionals at Sarasota Memorial are ready to listen and help you manage your condition or transition from inpatient care to an outpatient setting.
If you’re struggling, don’t wait. Take the first step today: Call 941-917-2660 for an appointment, referral, clinical assessment or more information. Rapid referral is available for same-day service.
Outpatient Behavioral Health Services offers specialized, medically assisted programs for adults (age 18 and older) managing acute mental disorders or dual diagnosis of mental health issue(s) with substance abuse, as well as assistance for adults transitioning back into the community after hospitalization.
Customized to address each individual’s unique needs, outpatient treatment aims to help participants reduce problematic symptoms and improve quality of life, while providing a seamless level of care from inpatient to outpatient services.
Treatment plans follow one of two program tracks, the Partial Hospital Program (PHP) and the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). These tracks offer the most concentrated level of mental health services available on an outpatient basis.
Partial Hospital Program — Sometimes referred to “psychiatric day treatment services,” the PHP is a short-term, intensive psychiatric treatment program that parallels the level of care typically provided in a hospital — including medical and nursing supervision and interventions — but offers it in an outpatient setting. PHP can be used as a step-down from inpatient services or as a stand-alone, diversionary level of care to stabilize a participant experiencing acute symptoms. The program serves as an alternative to hospitalization for those who are struggling with significant psychiatric issues but can safely live in the community. The program requires participants to attend five hours per day, five days per week.
Intensive Outpatient Program — The IOP is a step down from the Partial Hospital Program, where participants attend two to three half-days each week. The intensive program is offered in conjunction with the PHP.
Services provided through these specialized programs include:
- Confidential and comprehensive mental health evaluations and assessments by licensed mental health therapists
- Dual diagnosis treatment (mental health with substance abuse disorders)
- Individual, group and family treatment
- Medication management
- Assistance with health insurance and physician referrals
- Help connecting with community services and resources
- Relapse prevention
- Continued care after hospital discharge
Outpatient Behavioral Health services are offered during regular business hours, Monday through Friday. After-hours emergency calls will be answered by a 24-hour service line.
Sarasota Memorial Heart Pavilion
1540 S. Tamiami Trail, Suite 102
Sarasota, FL 34239
Conveniently situated on Sarasota Memorial’s main campus, across Waldemere Street from the hospital, the Outpatient Behavioral Health suite is located on the first floor and has dedicated parking.
Accredited by the Joint Commission, our full continuum of Behavioral Health services are covered by Medicare/ Medicaid and most private insurance plans. Self-referrals are welcome.
Outpatient Behavioral Health Team
Led by Medical Director Jason Lorenzen, MD, the specialized, multidisciplinary Outpatient Behavioral Health team includes licensed social workers, mental health counselors, therapists and nurse practitioners — all dedicated to helping patients return to living a full and healthy life.
For more information on outpatient mental health services, clinical assessment or help with physician referrals or finding community resources, please call 941-917-2660.