Capital Regional Medical Center is proud to announce the expansion of behavioral health services with the appointment of Dr. Jeffrey Ferraro as the Medical Director of the Capital Regional Behavioral Health Center. Dr. Ferraro is board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology as well as the American Board of Addiction Medicine. "I look forward to working with the team at Capital Regional Medical Center," said Ferraro. "The behavioral health services provided to the area are an essential component of our community's healthcare."

"Capital City Psychiatry will offer patients the full continuum-of-care for behavioral health services, said Alan Keesee, President & CEO of Capital Regional Medical Center. Dr. Ferraro's team includes; Dr. Eileen Venable, Dr. Mark Catterson, and mid-level providers Kelly Sunshine, Katie Mann, Jessica Shrum, and Jonathan Johnson."

Capital Regional Behavioral Health Center opened its doors in 2015 with a 24-bed, inpatient facility in an effort to fulfill the growing need for mental health services to adults in the area. One-out-of-every-four Americans experience a diagnosable mental illness or substance abuse disorder every year.

In 2016, we added Capital Regional Behavioral Health Center Outpatient Services which offers Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient programs to meet this demand. The program includes 15-35 hours per week of therapeutic group activities, including:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dual Diagnosis Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Educational Group Therapy
  • Medication Management

In July 2019, Capital Regional opened a university specific Intensive Outpatient Program to help improve the lives of young adults in our community. Many college students report that mental health difficulties interfere with their studies.