Behavioral Health Services


When psychiatric services are needed, we’re ready in the Jacksonville community.

The psychiatric services team in Jacksonville is prepared to help you with your behavioral health needs. Behavioral health includes emotional, psychological and social well-being. Variations from positive mental health can affect your thinking, mood and behavior.

It’s important to seek professional help when you need it. Several behavioral health options are available in Jacksonville. Passavant Area Hospital has both an outpatient clinic, The Center for the Psychiatric Heath, and the new Behavioral Health Unit, a 10-bed inpatient unit. Memorial Behavioral Health offers extensive services on an outpatient basis as well. Plus, the Wells Center provides assistance to individuals and families suffering from addiction.

Providing awareness, intervention, and access to mental health care gives residents of Jacksonville and the surrounding communities the opportunity to live healthier lives. Our local psychiatric services can provide you with the support and treatment to overcome mental health challenges.

•  The Center for Psychiatric Health

•  Passavant Behavioral Health Unit

•  Memorial Behavioral Health-Jacksonville

•  The Wells Center

Colorectal Cancer Screening Kit Pick Up

Posted on: March 13, 2017

Passavant Area Hospital and the Mia Ware Foundation are again partnering to bring prevention and awareness for colorectal cancer with a screening kit pick up and Community Health Talk later this month. The free kits will be available Thursday, March 30, from 4 to 6 p.m. and Friday, March 31, from 9 to 11 a.m. in the circle drive at the main entrance to Passavant, 1600 W. Walnut. Individuals should simply drive up, fill out a short questionnaire, talk to a nurse, and then complete the kit at home. The kit is then mailed to Passavant, with test results returned by mail in three to four weeks. The screening kits are new this year and are more convenient with only one stool sample required. They use the fecal immunochemical test screening method for hemoglobin in the stool. The test is considered the new standard for early detection of blood in the stool, one of the early warning signs of colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S., but if detected early, 90 percent of those deaths are preventable. [caption id="attachment_14043" align="alignleft" width="150"] Jan Rakinic, MD[/caption] In addition to the free screening kits, Passavant is presenting a Community Health Talk on Friday, March 31, with Jan Rakinic, MD, Professor of Surgery, SIU School of Medicine; Chief, Section of Colorectal Surgery. Dr. Rakinic topic is “Screening for Colorectal Cancer: Is it Worth the Bother?” The program begins at 12 noon in Meeting Rooms 2 and 3 at Passavant. A complimentary lunch is included. Call 479-5800 to register.

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