Residency training occurs in a variety of psychiatric settings to give a broad and diverse educational experience.
The Orlando VA Medical Center is located in Lake Nona, Florida and serves nearly 110,000 veterans in East Central Florida on a 65-acre campus. It is part of a 650-acre health and life sciences park known as the Lake Nona Medical City, offers 134 inpatient beds, and provides acute care, complex specialty care, advanced diagnostic services, a large multispecialty outpatient clinic, and administrative and support services.
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.
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 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.
Lowell Correctional Institution is the largest prison for women in the United States with a maximum capacity of over 3,000 inmates, including juveniles ages 14 to 18 and adults. Lowell houses female prisoners at all security levels, from a work camp that allows the inmates to work outside the gates to close security and death row inmates. It opened in 1956 as the Florida Correctional Institution and the first Florida prison for women. In 2009 the Florida Department of Corrections built a climate-controlled facility to house long-term pregnant inmates at Lowell.