Behavioral and Mental Health Services
A recognized leader in behavioral health services, Orange Regional Medical Center offers a full range of programs for adults and children with serious mental illness, emotional disturbances, or substance abuse.
Every year, millions of Americans are affected by mental and behavioral health conditions. According to the National Insitute of Mental Health, approximately:
One in five adults in the U.S. - 43.8 million, or 18.5% - experiences mental illness in a given year.
Let our team of professionals assist you and your family with a variety of illnesses through our outpatient and inpatient services, including, but not limited to:
- Chemical dependencies
- Mood disorders
- Emotional disturbances
- Learning disabilities
- Behavior problems
For patients experiencing these or other types of behavioral or mental health conditions, we offer four main branches of services to help you get the care you need:
Counseling services at Orange Regional Medical Center are designed for children, adolescents and adults with behavioral, emotional and mental health needs as well as substance abuse disorders.
Inpatient Behavioral Health Services
Operational 24/7, our experienced, multi-disciplinary team provides inpatient mental & behavioral health evaluations and treatment for adults (18+ years old.)
Psychiatric emergency services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through our hospital’s Emergency Room for individuals to receive immediate care from our Psychiatric team.
Substance Abuse Treatment
Our team guides patients and their families to overcome alcohol and chemical dependency, helping to positively restore quality of life and family relationships.
Typically, the most effective approach is a combination of hands-on counseling - whether that be in the individual or group format - as well as medication. Each patient can expect to receive specialized care based on your individual needs.
The list of links below provide an excellent resource for behavioral health information:
Orange County Mental Health Association
Mental Health Association is a private, not-for-profit organization seeking to promote the mental health and emotional well-being of Orange County residents. Under the leadership of a volunteer Board of Directors, MHA's staff members, consultants and volunteers provided more than 26,300 Orange County residents with free mental health services in the year 2001. Over 404 volunteers answered hotlines, provided companionship, public education, direct services and assisted with fundraisers.
American Psychiatric Association
The American Psychiatric Association is a national organization representing over 40,000 psychiatrists practicing in the United States. The APA published the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, Fourth Edition (the DSM-IV), the standard text used internationally for the classification of psychiatric disorders. The site also contains information on practice guidelines for treatment of specific conditions.
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is a national organization representing almost 7,000 Board-certified Child and Adolescent psychiatrists. Information on diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders affecting children is available on the site, as are practice guidelines, legislative updates and information specifically geared toward parents.
National Library of Medicine
The National Library of Medicine is a portal to Medline is the major search engine for the medical literature. Although primarily intended for clinicians, Medline searches can help the consumer who wants a very detailed and technical understanding of a particular area. Information for patients about research studies is also available on this site.
MEET OUR TEAM
- Nancy Famby, Nursing Director, Inpatient Behavioral Health
- Beth Sciortino Skelly, Outpatient Behavioral Health
- Sharon Geidel, Behavioral Health Unit
- Manouchehr Lavian, Psychiatry
- Dan Guirca, Psychiatry
- Richard Wang, Psychiatry
- Ulrick Vieux, Psychiatry
- Allison Sullivan, Psychiatry
- Balveen (Biba) Singh, Psychiatry
- Michelle Knapp, Psychiatry
- Nambi Salgunan, Psychiatry
- Cesar Rojas, Psychiatry
- Rose Lindsay, Psychiatry
- Brigitte Gordon, Psychiatry
- Quazi S Al-Tariq, MD, Psychiatry