Cornell Behavioral Health Pavilion

Behavioral Health Services with First Physicians Group

In the United States, roughly 1 in 5 people lives with mental illness of some sort. 1 in 25 live with a serious mental illness like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or major depression. And just as there is no single cause for mental illness, there is no single treatment or cure.

At the Cornell Behavioral Health Pavilion at Sarasota Memorial, First Physicians Group offers a full range of inpatient and outpatient mental health services, with comprehensive programs that ensure our patients receive individualized treatment in the setting that best meets their needs, from a behavioral health team trained in trauma-informed care and including FPG’s board-certified psychiatrists, as well as near 150 mental health nurses, therapists, social workers, behavioral health technicians and support staff.

24/7 Assistance

Professional, certified staff members are available 24/7 for urgent consults and by appointment during normal business hours. For a free evaluation, call (941) 917-7760. In an emergency or crisis, please call the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 9-8-8.

A Wide Net

Mental health care looks different for everyone. At Sarasota Memorial’s Cornell Behavioral Health Pavilion, FPG physicians provide counseling and treatment for a wide variety of mental health concerns, ranging from addiction and attention disorders to schizophrenia and PTSD. If you or a loved one are looking for assistance, find programs specializing in the treatment of:

  • Attention deficit disorders (ADD/ADHD)
  • Addictive disorder
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Anorexia and eating disorders
  • Anxious disorders and anxiety
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Chemical dependency
  • Dementia
  • Depressive disorders and depression
  • Gender dysphoria
  • Impulse control
  • Intellectual disability
  • NeuroPsychiatry
  • Obsessive/compulsive disorder
  • Panic disorder
  • Peri/postpartum depression
  • Personality disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychopharmacology (medication management)
  • Psychotic disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Sleep disorders
  • Substance abuse
  • Trauma-related psychological conditions

Talk with your physician or take advantage of the 24/7 assessment center staffed by the behavioral health team at the Cornell Behavioral Health Pavilion to determine what treatment options might be best for you.

Your Options with FPG

Through the Cornell Behavioral Health Pavilion, FPG and Sarasota Memorial offer a complete continuum of care, from intensive outpatient counseling and partial hospitalization to inpatient admissions and crisis stabilization. The behavioral health team also supports a 24/7 assessment center staffed around the clock by licensed therapists who not only help people through a crisis, but also help them navigate the many questions and complexities surrounding mental health conditions and care.

Inpatient Behavioral Health

Providing short-term, intensive psychiatric treatment for adults, adolescents and children, the Inpatient Behavioral Health programs combine advanced medical practice, pharmacology and psychotherapists to treat emotional disorders that affect interpersonal or occupational functioning. Services range from confidential mental health assessments to individual, group, and family therapy, as well as planning for care after hospitalization.

Outpatient Behavioral Health

Outpatient Behavioral Health Services offers specialized, medically assisted programs for adults (age 18 and older) and adolescents (ages 13-17) 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 patient’s individual 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) also referred to as psychiatric day treatment services, and the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). A specialized Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program is also offered for those patients ages 13-17 who struggle with significant trouble managing their emotions, thoughts and behaviors.

Neurostimulation Therapies

Sarasota Memorial also offers non-invasive neurostimulation, which is revolutionizing treatment for neuropsychiatric disorders and depression. Through our Center for Neurostimulation, we provide outpatient transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and electroconvulsive therapy (ECT).

Mental Health While Aging

Thrive 55+ is a program for patients aged 55 and over who experience mental health concerns that are not a normal part of aging. The most common symptoms are anxiety and depression. A licensed therapist will assist patients to identify needs and connect you to community support groups and mental wellness resources.

If you are 55+ or a caregiver for someone 55+, please call (941) 917-2660 to learn more.

About Your Behavioral Health Team

Under the leadership of Inpatient Behavioral Health Medical Director Matthew Thomas, MD, and Outpatient Behavioral Health Medical Director Jason Lorenzen, MD, the multidisciplinary Behavioral Health team includes board-certified psychiatrists, child and adolescent psychiatrists, psychiatric physicians specially trained in ECT and addiction treatment, licensed mental health counselors/therapists, psychiatric and advanced practice registered nurses, psychiatric technicians, and other staff dedicated to customized treatment and patient-centered care.

Click here to learn more about the board-certified FPG physicians of our Behavioral Health team.

Inside the Cornell Behavioral Health Pavilion

Accredited by the Joint Commission and licensed by the Department of Children and Family Services, our full continuum of Behavioral Health services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurance plans. Self-referrals are welcome.

For more information on outpatient mental health services, clinical assessment or help with physician referrals or finding community resources, please call (941) 917-2660.

Patient Portal

A password-protected Web portal that gives you 24-hour access to certain personal health information from your FPG medical record. For urgent requests, phone your doctor’s office.

Call 911 for emergencies.