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

New Trustees/Officers for Foundation

Posted on: February 11, 2016

Greg Lepper and Diana Olinger have joined the Passavant Area Hospital Foundation as trustees according to Pam Martin, Executive Director of the Foundation. Lepper is an area farmer and Olinger is the former director of Fund Development and Community Relations for Passavant. In addition, Mary Fergurson was elected as the new Foundation Board President. Other new officers include Ron Tendick , Vice President of Nominations; Linda Donovan, Vice President of Stewardship and Gifts; Chester Wynn, Secretary; and Steven Turner, Treasurer. Other trustees include Frank Cummings, Ginny Fanning, Alban Haxhinasto, Hobart Hinderliter, Gilbert Joehl, Keith Lape, Ph.D., Lisa Musch, and Gary Scott. The Passavant Area Hospital Foundation serves to connect the Hospital with donors and to secure funding to enhance and expand services, upgrade and renovate facilities, and develop new programs. Keith Lape, Ph.D., presents the Passavant Foundation’s president’s gavel to Mary Fergurson, the new Foundation president.

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