Bayside Center for Behavioral Health treats addiction along with mental illness. Here the focus is on addressing the emotional challenges – including depression and anxiety – that typically accompany chemical dependency.
ABOUT SARASOTA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL’S BAYSIDE CENTER FOR BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
Bayside Center for Behavioral Health is a division of Sarasota Memorial Hospital, a network of facilities located in the coastal city of Sarasota, Fla. The 24-hour behavioral health center provides short-term care for individuals struggling with mental illness and substance abuse. All services are offered on a residential basis, but staff is available to make referrals for outpatient and continuing care as needed. Services are available for youth and adults.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Clients are encouraged to make appointments during regular business hours, but 24-hour admittance is available for individuals with urgent mental health or substance abuse concerns. Each client receives a free clinical assessment, the findings of which are used to determine an appropriate course of treatment.
Those who are admitted to Bayside receive medical care, medication management, and a mix of individual therapy, group therapy, and family counseling. For clients who are better suited to other levels of care, hospital staff may make referrals to external treatment centers or community programs.
The facility’s customized therapy programs provide acute psychiatric care andas well. are developed prior to the end of residential treatment.
According to the facility’s website, the team of certified professionals includes physicians, psychiatrists, mental health counselors, social workers, pharmacologists, and psychotherapists.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
According to the facility’s website, Bayside aims to create a “nurturing, comfortable environment.” As the treatment center is part of a larger general hospital, which consists of 819 beds, potential clients can expect an environment that is clinical in nature.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Best-rehabs.com has not yet received any reviews from this facility’s alumni, but the eight reviews submitted to Google to date average a low 2.1 out of five stars. Josh described the center as the “WORST PLACE EVER,” and a couple reviewers noted their disapproval for the staff. “The people in this hell hole don't care about their patients. We're non-humans to them. They have no compassion, nor do they show any kind of respect,” wrote an anonymous reviewer in their one-star review.
The only positive review came from Vinod, who awarded four out of five stars and told Google that “good care has been taken.”
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The two friends and family members of former clients polled by Best-rehabs.com to date provided mixed opinions of Bayside. One friend disliked the nature of the center’s group environment, characterizing it as “frightening.” They added, “Little individual counseling, lack of therapy activities, all patients in one day room – not grouped by level of disfunction.”
A family member provided opposite feedback, praising Bayside's “knowledgable” staff and their “willingness to do what it takes to help their patients succeed.” This reviewer also appreciated the counselors’ efforts to connect clients to external services for ongoing treatment.
Bayside accepts Medicare, Medicaid, and most private health insurance plans. Facility administrators can also link clients to free or discounted resources in the community, should their insurance or income not cover the services needed.
Updated May 2017