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 Participates in Boy Scout Citizenship Day

Posted on: February 12, 2016

Passavant Area Hospital hosted Devin Grable, a junior at Jacksonville High School, as part of Boy Scout Citizenship Day in Jacksonville February 8. He is a member of local Troop 113. Devin split his time with Todd Thorsen, Occupational Therapy, (shown in photo), and LaRissa Sorrells, Physical Therapy, to learn their about their job responsibilities in Rehabilitation Services. Earlier in the afternoon, Passavant and Kevin Eckhoff, Marketing and Communications, treated Devin to lunch at the Boy Scout Citizenship Day Luncheon at Hamilton’s. The guest speaker at the Luncheon was C.D. Davidsmeyer, Illinois State Representative.  

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