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South Seminole Hospital Behavioral Health Therapy

Orlando Health Behavioral Group

South Seminole Hospital is home to Orlando Health Behavioral Healthcare, an 80-bed psychiatric hospital. We offer comprehensive services for people suffering from mental and addictive disorders. A full range of psychiatric disorders are treated from depression and bipolar disorder to schizophrenia as well as addictive behaviors stemming from drug and alcohol use.

The facility has three adult units, a child/adolescent unit, and a unit for adults requiring an intensive level of care. Programs on the units include group, individual, and expressive therapies. Each patient receives individual care plans tailored to their individual needs. Admissions to the hospital are accepted through direct admission from an on-staff psychiatrist or through psychiatric triage in the Orlando Health Emergency Departments.

Care is provided by RNs, LPNs, mental health technicians, psychosocial service clinicians, physicians, expressive therapists, dietitians, and chaplains who specialize in caring for Behavioral Health patients. Services provided are family oriented and also include discharge plan to assist patient's transition to outside resources.


  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Pharmacological Management
  • Individual Therapy
  • Marital/Couple Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • EAP Referrals

Common Diagnosis Treated

Mood Disorders:

  • Bipolar disorder (Manic depression)
  • Depression
  • Grief issues

Anxiety Disorders:

  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Panic disorder
  • OCD (Obsessive compulsive disorder)
  • Phobias
  • Post traumatic stress disorder

Adjustment Disorders:

  • Life stressors
  • Marital issues
  • Family issues

Childhood Disorders:

  • Attention deficit disorder (ADD)
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Separation anxiety disorder
  • Oppositional defiant disorder
  • Mood disorder

Psychotic Disorders:

  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizoaffective 

The UF & Shands Florida Recovery Center at Orlando Health

The UF & Shands Florida Recovery Center at Orlando Health bridges the gap in outpatient services for people suffering with an addiction who are receiving fragmented inpatient and outpatient services, or those who are leaving the Central Florida area to seek addiction treatment elsewhere. UF & Shands Florida Recovery Center at Orlando Health will serve as a destination for the evaluation and treatment of people facing alcohol and drug addiction. Because the Florida Recovery Center is affiliated with the University of Florida and UF's McKnight Brain Institute, patients have the benefit of a bench-to-bedside approach to addiction science, receiving treatment based on the latest addiction medicine research.

Timothy Huckaby, MD will evaluate patients, consult with physicians and healthcare professionals at South Seminole Hospital and others in the Central Florida community, and oversee an intensive outpatient program (IOP), a three- to six-week program that integrates patients back into their communities, families and work lives.

Dr. Huckaby and his clinical team will examine some of the behaviors that caused the patient to have difficulty in the past and change those behaviors to establish and maintain a sober support system. The FRC team will provide family, couples and group counseling as well. The goal of the program is to help those in recovery effectively manage the social, spiritual, physical and emotional aspects of life to maintain a lifestyle of recovery.