Outpatient services at Windmoor Healthcare offer a level of care for patients in need of an intensive, structured, daily therapeutic environment but do not require 24-hour care. Our specialty outpatient programs help adults stay on the path to recovery after an inpatient stay but do not require previous inpatient admission. Our programs promote the maximum cognitive, social, physical, behavioral and emotional development in individuals to address a psychiatric disorder, substance use or co-occurring disorders (dual diagnosis). Patients receive a combination of group, family and individual therapy, a psychiatric evaluation, medication management, and treatment planning.
Patients can choose one of two convenient locations for Outpatient Services in Clearwater and Tampa.
Our Outpatient Programs
Our Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) and Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) can help patients work through their behavioral health issues with group therapy sessions, psychoeducation and medication management. PHP and IOP provide a therapeutic, structured environment that helps individuals address a broad range of psychological and interpersonal challenges.
Group therapy facilitates personal growth and change through the exploration of life challenges and stressors with the benefits of receiving multiple perspectives, support and encouragement. Psychoeducation groups teach a variety of skills for the improvement of functioning and emotional regulation. Topics may include stress and anger management, communication skills, boundaries, relapse prevention, and medication and illness education. Both programs offer identical services but occur at different frequencies (five days/week for PHP, three days/week for IOP).
Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) is a procedure we provide on an outpatient basis to help people who suffer from a severe psychiatric disorder that has not been improved by conventional treatment methods. ECT is designed to alleviate the symptoms of acute conditions by stimulating the brain with a small current of electricity The most common side effects of ECT include muscle aches, nausea, short-term memory loss and headaches. The procedure is conducted by trained clinical professionals and staff members. There are risks associated with any treatment procedure and individual results may vary. Please consult the dedicated professionals within the ECT program to assess if you are a candidate for ECT treatment. Our Medical Staff will also consult with you on the risks and benefits of ECT treatment if you are a suitable candidate.
Getting an Assessment
The level of care a patient receives is determined by the results of a no-cost assessment. After discharge, they can take advantage of many follow-up and aftercare services offered by the hospital.
Signs an evaluation is needed:
- Memory loss
- Poor impulse control
- Combative behavior / anger
- Inability to concentrate
- Low / no energy
- Mood swings
- Altered thoughts
- Social isolation
- Suicidal thoughts
- Anxiety / panic
- Sad / tearful
- Racing thoughts
- Restlessness / hyperactivity
- Compulsive / addictive behaviors
- Hallucinations / delusions / paranoia
- Poor social support system
- Poor sleep hygiene (too much or too little)
- Depression / hopelessness / helplessness
Outpatient psychiatric care services are offered at our Clearwater and Tampa locations. Visit our contact page for the phone number and address of each facility. To further explore the services provided by Windmoor’s outpatient programs or to schedule an intake assessment, please contact us.