Mental health services in Brandon, Florida
Brandon Regional Hospital is home to the only inpatient Behavioral Health Unit in Eastern Hillsborough County. Our 25-bed unit offers dedicated care for patients 18 years old and older. We care for adults experiencing mental health conditions that are affecting their daily lives.
Our multidisciplinary team of psychiatrists, counselors, registered nurses and social workers work together to provide compassionate care and behavioral medicine in a safe, private and spacious environment.
If you need to talk or need to request a referral, please call our 24-hour help line at (844) 423-4283.
Inpatient mental health treatment
The care provided in our Brandon, FL Behavioral Health Unit focuses on diagnosis, intervention and stabilization. We provide patients with care in a setting dedicated to support and healing. Patients also have access to the full-service medical care offered at Brandon Regional Hospital, if needed. Our unit is located in a separate area of the hospital to assure patient confidentiality.
We offer a variety of treatment options, including:
- Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)
- Family support and education
- Group therapy
- Individual therapy
- Interventions designed to guide the mind, body and spirit to recovery
- Medication assessment and management
- Psychoeducational groups
Our goal is to assist patients in developing healthy coping skills to manage stressors and other mental health symptoms. Support for patients continues after inpatient care. We help ensure a successful transition back into the community for our patients by connecting them with appropriate resources for future mental health support.
Checking in for behavioral health care
If you feel you are in a situation where additional help is needed, the Behavioral Health Unit at our hospital may be able to help. If you are interested in learning more about our mental health services, please call, or have your physician call, our Consult-A-Nurse® team at (813) 653-1065 to begin the following process:
- A healthcare professional will take your information and speak with one of our board-certified psychiatrists.
- Our psychiatrist may request you participate in an outpatient assessment by one of our intake staff or recommend immediate admission to our inpatient Behavioral Health Unit.
Mental health assessment
Upon admission to our inpatient unit, a comprehensive patient assessment will be performed, which includes:
- Complete medical assessment
- Functional assessment
- Nursing assessment
- Psychiatric evaluation
- Psychosocial evaluation
Behavioral health emergency care
A behavioral health emergency is a medical emergency. If you feel like you need immediate care or that you may be a danger to yourself or others, seek emergency care right away. Our emergency room (ER) is open 24/7 to provide the stabilizing, caring support you need. If needed, we are also able to admit patients directly to our inpatient Behavioral Health Unit.
Recognizing patterns that signal a need for help
If you recognize the following symptoms in yourself or someone you care about, please call our 24-hour help line at (844) 423-4283 so we can help.
Indicators that someone may require mental health care include:
- Disruptions in daily activities, such as inability to socialize, work or perform daily chores
- Hallucinations or paranoid delusions that disrupt daily function
- Inability to adjust or recover from loss or other life changes, such as loss of a job or relationship
- Loss of interest in previously enjoyed activities
- Major change in personality, such as anger, anxiety or hopelessness
- Not eating
- Sleeping excessively or sleeping very little
- Tendency to isolate oneself