Residency training occurs in a variety of psychiatric settings to give a broad and diverse educational experience.
The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System a level 1a, tertiary care facility headquartered in Bay Pines, Fla. Originally opened in 1933, the main medical center is located on 337 acres situated on the Gulf of Mexico approximately eight miles northwest of downtown Saint Petersburg, Fla. Co-located on the medical center campus are a VA Regional Office and a National Cemetery. This area is part of Tampa Bay, the second most populated metropolitan area in the state. The healthcare system operates nine facilities to include the main medical center in Bay Pines and outpatient clinics located in the Florida cities of Bradenton, Cape Coral, Naples, Palm Harbor, Port Charlotte, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, and Sebring. The medical center and its outpatient clinics serve Veterans residing in 10 counties in central southwest Florida to include Charlotte, Collier, Desoto, Hardee, Highlands, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Pinellas and Sarasota. Every year, the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System serves more than 108,000 Veterans while providing a full range of high quality medical, psychiatric, and extended care services in outpatient, inpatient, residential, nursing home, and home care settings. The system is the 4th busiest VA healthcare system in the country in terms of patients treated or served.
Central Florida Behavioral Hospital (CFBH) serves as an emergency receiving facility and offers both inpatient and outpatient programs to treat and respond to behavioral health conditions that require immediate care and treatment. The treatment philosophy is based upon a team approach with the goal of treating the whole patient with care, support, dignity, and respect. CFBH’s mission is to assist patients with gaining the skills necessary to improve upon their quality of life and return to their daily lives with increased functioning levels.
The Lake Correctional Institute is a Level V state prison for men located in Clermont, Florida with a current capacity of approximately 1,100 adult offenders who are housed in a mix of security levels including community, minimum, medium, closed, and maximum. Prisoners may attend substance abuse programs, anger management courses, and various life skills classes.
The Florida Women’s Reception Center (FWRC) opened in 2012 and has a maximum capacity of 1235 prisoners. FWRC also houses the Florida Department of Corrections (FDOC) major psychiatric inpatient and residential psychiatric programs for the state of Florida, including capability for involuntary commitments and treatment. There is a mix of acute and long-term inpatients, similar to a state hospital population with severe and persistent mental illness, including patients with treatment refractory conditions, catatonia, and tardive dyskinesia.