For questions, call the Psychiatric Intake Unit at (561) 881-2671.

The Pavilion at JFK Medical Center North Campus

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Services offers comprehensive psychiatric and behavioral health services. The 88-bed inpatient unit is located adjacent to the hospital. Psychiatric needs of children, adolescents, adults and seniors are assessed and treated through a full range of programs that include individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, medication management, and aftercare. An intensive outpatient program and a partial hospitalization program are also offered. The Pavilion is the largest licensed Baker Act receiving facility that accepts children in Palm Beach County.

Inpatient Services

The Youth Services Program

The Youth Services Program is an inpatient psychiatric unit that treats children and adolescents between the ages of 3 and 17. The program offers behavioral, individual, group and family sessions that are conducted for every child and family by a masters' level Social Worker. The ultimate goal of the Youth Services program is to assist young persons in regaining their optimal level of functioning. Medicaid and most major insurances are accepted.

The Adult Services Program

The Adult Services Program offers two separate units, Acute and Adult. The Acute Unit is specifically designed for adult patients who need extra care and attention in order to assure their safety. The age range for the Adult Unit is between 18 and 65. Patients participate in behavioral, individual and group therapy. The therapeutic environment is designed to both challenge and support patients' efforts toward restoring mental health and recovery.

The Senior Services Program

The Senior Services Program offers treatment for adults 65 and older in a safe and secure, warm and friendly setting. Seniors receive medication management, family and caregiver support, personal care assistance and clinical therapeutic services. The Seniors Unit is also equipped to treat patients with medical needs.

Assessments / Admissions

The Psychiatric Intake Unit operates 24 hours a day 7 days a week as a critical service within the hospital Emergency Department providing psychiatric evaluation, assessment and referral services.

Outpatient Services

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

The Adult Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) provides a safe and caring setting that includes an intensive level of psychiatric treatment in an outpatient setting.

The primary goal of PHP is to optimize outcomes through individualized treatment in a caring and therapeutic environment. Individual, family and group counseling will help improve a patient's level of functioning and reduce symptoms to prevent relapse or hospitalization. Each patient participates in a formal comprehensive clinical evaluation completed by our team of clinicians, which consists of psychiatrists, social workers and registered nurses. Individualized treatment plans incorporate the results of the multidisciplinary evaluations to include the patient's strengths, limitations and goals for treatment.

Referrals & Assessments

Referrals may be made by the individual, psychiatrists, mental health professionals, social service agencies or family members.

For referrals and assessments, please call (561) 882-0252 between Mon - Fri: 8:30am to 5:00pm.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

The Adult Evening Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is designed to treat and improve the lives of adults suffering from both psychiatric disorders and addictions. IOP allows the individual to continue daily routines, such as work or school, and participate in treatment at the end of the day. Frequent sessions can help to maintain abstinence, improve mental health and improve quality of life.

Recent studies by the National Institute for Mental Health conclude that diagnosing and treating emotional and mental health problems more than doubles the success rate for people with alcohol and/or drug dependence. While dedicated to excellence, our Intensive Outpatient Program provides a co-occurring comprehensive treatment program including specialized evaluations to meet the needs of each individual.

Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

JFK Medical Center North Campus's Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), for teens ages 13 through 17, is designed to provide behavioral health outpatient intervention for adolescents who have needs that are too complex to be effectively managed in an office outpatient setting. Each child's treatment is individualized based on specific behavioral goals identified and agreed upon by the family, child and professional staff.

The best way to eliminate unwanted behaviors is to increase positive behaviors. Our Intensive Outpatient Program provides a nurturing, healing environment in which experienced professionals find and focus on the positive within each child. In addition, group therapy and social skills training cultivate each child's ability to form rewarding relationships with others. Our team includes a Board Certified pediatric psychiatrist, social workers, nurses, family specialists and a specialized educational coordinator. Treatment team members work together to plan and implement individualized treatment and after-care program. Medication evaluation and education will be provided as needed.

The primary treatment goal is to improve the child's total functioning, including his or her ability to:

  • Manage emotions
  • Improve communication skills
  • Decrease aggression
  • Succeed in school
  • Relate constructively to others
  • Use coping skills
  • Control impulses and behaviors
  • Improve frustration tolerance
  • Engage in cooperative, harmonious relationships with family, peers and others