Psychiatry & Psychology
Family Psychiatry

Family Psychiatry at Mayo Clinic Health System is designed to address the unique challenges of those in our community who suffer from psychiatric illnesses. The caregivers in the center will determine distinguishing factors through screening and full evaluations. These factors will help health care providers identify diseases, disorders or medical conditions that affect memory loss.

Examples of diseases, disorders or medical conditions that affect memory loss include:

  • Alzheimer’s
  • Aphasia
  • Brain injury
  • Brain tumors
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Depression
  • Learning disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Sports injuries

Treatment team

The Family Psychiatry office is unique to Southeast Georgia in providing a continuum of services through a network of caregivers and Mayo Clinic Health System. The care team works with patients and family members to identify treatment goals such as changing problem behaviors and thought patterns, learning more effective coping skills, as well as how to manage the symptoms of your illness. Early diagnosis, evaluation, intervention and education are the best forms of treatment.

Team members involved with patient care may include:

  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Neurologists
  • Internal medicine physicians
  • Nurses
  • Social workers

The Family Psychiatry staff works closely with Mayo Clinic Health System's Senior Behavioral Center.

Family support

Family Psychiatry also provides support services for family members and caregivers of those with memory-related illnesses. Family and caregivers often seek counseling, support and educational programs to help them better understand the nature of the impairment and how to cope with it.

Services for families and caregivers include:

  • Family counseling
  • Respite services
  • Local community advisory committee
  • Alzheimer’s support group
  • Brain injury support group

Scheduling an appointment

Appointments with Family Psychiatry are scheduled through a referral process. A patient’s primary care physician can refer to the Center for Memory Disorders for a consultation by calling 912-490-0078.

Contact Us

Mayo Clinic Health System
912-490-0078
912-490-0083 (fax)

912-490-0078 (appointments)

Where to Find Us

Mayo Clinic Health System
Family Psychiatry
1707-A Boulevard Sq.
Waycross, GA 31501