Mental health disorders are conditions that physiologically affect the brain. Mental illness is not a weakness or inability to control your emotions. Just like diabetes or arthritis, brain disorders have very real symptoms, and require expert medical evaluation and treatment.
At the University of Miami Health System, our psychiatrists care for children, adolescents, adults, and older adults/seniors in inpatient (hospital stay) and outpatient (clinic) locations throughout South Florida. We’re an internationally recognized research and academic medical center, helping families across the globe overcome even the most complex and difficult to treat mental illnesses.
If you or a loved one are having trouble with moods, thinking, or behavior, please contact 305.355.9028 to schedule an appointment.
Conditions and Treatments
Why Choose UHealth?
Regional, national, and international leaders in psychiatry and behavioral sciences. Your care comes from renowned clinicians, educators, and researchers who tirelessly advocate for better care and support for families affected by mental illness. Our highly skilled clinicians train and teach the next generation of leaders in psychiatry. We also share our knowledge and expertise through industry and mainstream publications, international conferences, and even hearings before the U.S. Congress. Our proven track record means you’ll receive the best, most personalized treatments available.
Multidisciplinary programs built around your unique needs. Our teams of psychiatrists, researchers, surgeons, internal medicine doctors, neurologists, psychologists, therapists, social workers, and others work together just for you. We offer special psychiatry services for the unique mental health needs of women, kids, older adults, and patients with co-existing medical conditions. You have access to a wide variety of services and support in specialty programs, including:
- Center on Aging
- Center for Complementary and Integrative Medicine
- Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
- Consult and Liaison Psychiatry
- Psychosocial Oncology Program
- Women’s Reproductive Mental Health
Comprehensive psychiatric evaluation and diagnostics program. We offer multispecialty psychiatric evaluations at our main downtown location. Evaluations include neuropsychological testing, state-of-the-art brain imaging, and lab tests. Using this information, we customize a comprehensive treatment plan and refer you to other specialists as needed.
Advanced, evidence-based treatments and state-of-the-art psychopharmacology. What this means to you: You have access to the most advanced and efficacious treatments, including electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS). Our clinicians are highly adept at evaluating and treating mental illness, and will always prescribe the most appropriate medications for your specific diagnosis.
Ranked 25 in National Institutes of Health (NIH) research funding. With $10.5 million awarded in 2017, we rank 25 (and rising) out of about 120 national medical school departments of psychiatry receiving grant funding. We’re first out of seven medical schools in Florida. This means we’re continuously recognized for leading important research in mental health disorders.
Baker Act receiving facility. In addition to being a private receiving facility, UMH also receives patients for involuntary examinations. In compliance with State of Florida Mental Health statutes (e.g., the Baker Act), we have special teams ready to assist with the process of an involuntary admission and ensure your loved ones are not in imminent danger of harming themselves. Please call for more information: 305.689-4444.