Sovereign Health of Fort Myers, Florida
Sovereign Health offers a treatment facility in Fort Meyers, Florida, that provides behavioral health treatment to men and women ages 18 and older. One of the leading drug rehab centers in Florida, this center offers mental health residential treatment in addition to substance abuse and dual diagnosis treatment programs with multiple levels of care. This Sovereign facility is located minutes from downtown Fort Myers, where there is access to restaurants, theaters and weekend activities, such as boat shows and art and music festivals. We are located on the beautiful Caloosahatchee River in a tropical, lush setting, perfect for watching sunsets and taking strolls. Fort Myers is located in Lee County, covers 49 square miles and houses a population of approximately 75,000 people. With warm temperatures year-round and a short distance from the Gulf of Mexico, this location attracts individuals from all over the state.
Sovereign Health of Fort Myers is accredited by The Joint Commission and licensed by the Florida Department of Children and Families for Substance Abuse and Dual Diagnosis, and the Agency for Healthcare Administration for Mental Health. The facility opened its doors in 2014 and can currently accommodate 56 patients. Like our other facilities, this facility provides separate living quarters for men and women. Housing is further divided between mental health and substance abuse programs. A chef prepares three meals a day for residents, who are responsible for keeping their living quarters clean.
Also like other Sovereign Health facilities, the Fort Myers treatment center prepares individuals with therapeutic tools, so that they can thrive once their stay is over and they assimilate back into society where temptation is at its greatest. Cognitive behavioral therapy, neurofeedback, process group therapy, stress and anger management therapy, and art and music therapy are a few of the main treatment approaches offered at Sovereign Health of Fort Meyers.
Levels of care
Detoxification is the most acute level of care offered at the Fort Myers facility. Detox treatment results in the clearing of toxic substances through the body in order to eliminate the addictive substance. In most detox treatment centers, medications are administered to relieve painful withdrawal side effects and to ease the entire process.
Our residential treatment center (RTC) level of care is designed for patients who are not capable of living independently and, therefore, require around-the-clock in-house care. It is similar to hospitalization for medical patients who cannot be treated on an outpatient basis.
Our partial hospitalization program (PHP) is a combination between inpatient and outpatient care and can be used to treat patients who do not require around-the-clock monitoring but who do need more care than those in an outpatient level of care.
Our intensive outpatient program (IOP) is the least intense treatment program and allows patients to be treated on an outpatient level. It is similar to being treated for a chronic medical disease by a primary care physician on a checkup basis. Outpatient (OP) is similar to IOP, but OP requires fewer treatment hours on a weekly basis.
Evening IOP is a new level of care offered at Sovereign for those individuals who work full time during the week but can benefit from evening therapy sessions. These sessions are offered in the evening for three days each week for individuals who do not meet inpatient criteria. This program is best recommended for individuals who have already undergone intensive or inpatient treatment and are ready to transition to an outpatient approach.
Mental Health vs. Substance Abuse vs. Dual Diagnosis
Mental disorders are recognized by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fifth edition (DSM-5), and diagnosed and treated by either a psychologist or a psychiatrist. Sovereign Health treats multiple mental disorders including anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorders and more. Often a mental illness can result in a substance use disorder or vice verse. When an individual is battling a mental disorder and a substance use disorder concurrently, it is termed dual diagnosis. Both disorders must be treated concurrently, and Sovereign Health has the professionals and tools to treat these disorders.
Often an individual will be diagnosed with an alcohol disorder only to discover that they are actually exhibiting signs of depression, which has not been previously diagnosed. Many times professionals will uncover a disorder while attempting to treat a completely different disorder, as one illness can trigger an alternative illness. Sovereign Health is aware of this and initiates a full psychological and clinical assessment for each individual entering treatment at Fort Myers.
Sovereign Health of Fort Myers accepts most health insurance plans and can assist with coverage verification and financial planning. For more information about our treatment programs and levels of care, please visit our website or call our toll-free number at 866-851-3860.