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 Completes Community Health Need Assessment

Posted on: November 16, 2015

Passavant Area Hospital has completed a community health need assessment and placed the document online for the public. The nonprofit hospital identified three priorities for the people and communities it serves in the Morgan County region. They are obesity, mental health and access to care. Completing a community health need assessment is required of nonprofit hospitals by the Affordable Care Act of 2010. The hospital completed a previous need assessment in 2012. To complete the need assessment, Passavant Area Hospital collaborated with the Morgan County Health Department and other health and social service providers that represent the vulnerable members of the community. “A multitude of issues determine the health of a community. No single hospital, agency or governmental body can be entirely responsible for the health of its community,” said Douglas Rahn, president and CEO of Passavant Area Hospital. “We look forward to working with our community partners to address these critical health needs faced by many in our community.” The community health need assessment includes an implementation strategy to address how the hospital will meet these priorities in 2016-18. Passavant Area Hospital’s Community Health Need Assessment

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