Center for Behavioral Health

The Center for Behavioral Health (CBH) of Winter Haven Hospital, Inc. provides professional outpatient behavioral health services to people of all ages. Mental health is an integral part of overall health and well-being for you and your family. People of all walks of life sometimes find themselves in need of help. You can trust that our Center for Behavioral Health will provide compassionate treatment for you and your family members.

Our staff of highly credentialed licensed counselors and psychiatrists and certified mental health professionals provide counseling and treatment services that may include psychiatric diagnosis and evaluation, psychotropic medication management, individual, group and family therapy as well as case management, crisis support and peer support services.

If you or a family member is interested in receiving services, please call (863) 294-7062 for same day or next day appointments. CBH accepts most major insurance plans as well as Medicare and Medicaid. For those in need of assistance who meet state criteria some services are available on a sliding scale through a contract with the Department of Children and Families.

Key Behavioral Health Leadership

Jeff Ware, LMHC, Clinical Director, Center for Behavioral Health
As the Clinical Director for the Winter Haven Hospital, Center for Behavioral Health, Mr. Ware has responsibility for all direct clinical services at CBH. He has a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi and is licensed by the state of Florida as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. He has been employed at Winter Haven Hospital for over twenty-five years where he has served in various clinical and administrative positions representing children and adult outpatient services and community-based programs.

Dr. George Winny, MD, Medical Director, Center for Behavioral Health
As the Medical Director of the Center for Behavioral Health, Dr .Winny provides and oversees outpatient psychiatric medical services. He is Board-Certified in Psychiatry and Board-Certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He graduated from Medical College Kottayam, Kerala University. He completed his fellow of Child / Adolescent Psychiatry at the New York University Medical Center. He completed a residency in Psychiatry at New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation in affiliation with The College of Physicians & Surgeons of Columbia University. Dr. Winny has over 25 years of experience in the field of child psychiatry in large metropolitan areas of New York City and Chicago and more recently with Winter Haven Hospital.

Center for Behavioral Health - Outpatient Services 
1201 First Street South
Winter Haven, FL 33880
Child Services: (863) 294-7062
Adult Services: (863) 297-1702

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No one will be denied services based on inability to pay, and a sliding fee discount is available for those meeting eligibility requirements.