Center for Psychiatric Health

The Center for Psychiatric Health is an outpatient division of Passavant Area Hospital.

The professional staff at The Center is experienced in treating a wide variety of difficult emotional and behavioral problems, including:

•  Depression, seasonal or situational depression, bipolar or major depression.
•  Anxiety, generalized anxiety, panic phobias and obsessive compulsive disorder.
•  Childhood or developmental disorders, ADHD, depression, anxiety disorders, behavior problems, adjustment and emotional problems.
•  Marital and family relationship issues.
•  Substance-related disorders.
•  Grief and loss.

The Center is professionally staffed with adult and child psychiatrists, plus multiple-licensed psychotherapists.

The Center also offers tele-psychiatry. Telepsychiatry is a specifically-designed form of mental health services utilizing live, interactive video conferencing for both adults and children needing a diagnostic assessment and/or medication management. Services are provided in our office on Wednesday and Thursday in coordination with Blessing Hospital in Quincy.


Pravesh Basnet, M.D. – Child and Adult Psychiatrist
Kamna Handa, M.D.
– Child and Adult Psychiatrist
Salvador Sanchez, M.D. – Board Certified, Adult Psychiatrist
Valentina Vrtikapa, M.D.
– Board Certified, Adult Psychiatrist

The Center’s staff includes:
William Loveland, L.C.S.W.
Julie Wolff Tennill, L.C.S.W.
William Tennill, L.C.S.W.
Tracy Stucker, L.C.S.W.
Russell Taylor, Ph. D.

1600 West Walnut
Jacksonville, IL 62650
(Southeast corner of Passavant campus)

Phone: (217) 245-7275
Fax: (217) 245-7427

Passavant-Gatorade 5K/10K Presents Race Proceeds

Posted on: September 25, 2015

Doug Rahn, DBA, President and CEO, left, and Kevin Eckhoff, Communications Coordinator and Race Director of the Passavant-Gatorade 5K/10K Race, right, present a check for $2,445.17 to Vanessa Tyus, Director of the New Directions Warming and Cooling Center. The check represents proceeds from this summer’s 23rd Annual Passavant-Gatorade 5K and 10K Race. New Directions, a Jacksonville-based facility, assists homeless persons in Jacksonville and the surrounding areas with their emergency shelter needs. The Passavant-Gatorade 5K/10K is the longest consecutive running event in Jacksonville.

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