Kissimmee, FL – In an effort to expand access to psychiatric and mental health care for patients in South Orlando and Osceola County, Osceola Regional Medical Center, an HCA North Florida hospital, recently opened its Behavioral Health Center.

Located on the fourth floor of Osceola Regional Medical Center at 700 West Oak St. in Kissimmee, the center extends the hospital’s emergency department services – treating patients with depression and mental, anxiety and eating disorders, as well as those seeking stress management. The center is expected to serve 1,200 patients per year and will create 45 jobs.

The 25-bed, 17,000-square-foot facility will offer a multidisciplinary approach designed to address the consequences of trauma, including:

  • 24/7 care and daily individual visits from psychiatric physicians
  • 24/7 nursing care with medication management
  • Group therapy facilitated by a master’s-level clinician 6 days a week
  • Individualized treatment planning, therapy, case management and aftercare planning
  • Continuous monitoring and advanced security systems to ensure safety
  • Semi-private suites and decor designed to promote social interaction, tranquility, warmth and healing
  • Family waiting, group therapy and activities rooms

As Osceola County’s first hospital-affiliated in-patient treatment center, the facility is designed to meet the region’s growing need for mental and psychiatric health care services.

“Until now, patients in Osceola County and South Orlando have had few in-patient treatment options during these challenging times in their lives,” said Michele Reed, director of Osceola Regional’s Behavioral Health Center. “With a trauma-specific approach, highly qualified staff and a thoughtfully designed facility, the center provides vital care and support for patients and their families.”

Fort Myers-based Studio+ was the architect for the $4.6 million project, and Deangelis Diamond Healthcare Group served as the general contractor. For more information, visit behavioral services.