Mental health services in Lake Worth

JFK Medical Center provides expert, compassionate behavioral health services for Palm Beach County patients in need of structured mental health care. Our psychiatrists and highly trained clinical specialists are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and are committed to providing an environment of safety and comfort for our patients. Our approach to mental healthcare focuses on customized treatment based upon each patient’s individual needs.

If you need to request a referral, please call our 24-hour help line at (561) 548-7573.

Our mental health specialists are ready to help you regain control of your life. Our adult inpatient program provides stabilization and treatment for all types of situations, including emergency conditions impacting your safety or the safety of others. A mental health emergency is a medical emergency, and you can receive the care you need safely and promptly when you come to any our emergency room.

Adult inpatient mental health care

JFK Medical Center is home to a full-service, inpatient behavioral health unit. We are a Baker Act receiving facility and provide adult psychiatric care to people who need it most. Our patients begin their mental health treatment in an intensive, medically monitored environment.

Our multidisciplinary staff is made up of psychiatrists, registered nurses and mental health technicians who provide individualized care for every patient. Our staff uses a range of treatment options including individual and group therapies and medication management.

Visiting a patient

Our adult inpatient unit is a locked unit, meaning visitors must be cleared by security before entering. Visiting is permitted on a limited basis. Approved family members and friends may visit on Wednesdays from 4pm - 5pm, and on Saturdays and Sundays from 1pm - 2pm.

We are located on the fifth floor at the north end of the hospital.

Behavioral health care at JFK North

Our HCA-affiliated sister facility, JFK North, provides extensive mental health services for patients throughout East Florida. JFK North offers specialized programs for pediatric, geriatric and adult patients, providing patients of all ages the dedicated, tailored care they deserve. In addition to inpatient care, JFK North also offers both partial hospitalization and outpatient programs for patients needing less intensive care or those stepping down from an inpatient stay.