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A behavioral health provider's hand holding a pen writing on a clipboard during a bariatric evaluation session in a brightly lit office.

Baptist Behavioral Health

904.376.3800

Call us to schedule an appointment for a pre-bariatric psychological evaluation, individual or group therapy. Your surgery does not need to be at Baptist Health to access these behavioral health services.

Baptist Behavioral Health has a team dedicated to caring for bariatric patients. Our psychologists and other licensed mental health professionals have specialized training and expertise in performing pre-bariatric surgery psychological evaluations and providing treatment for behavioral weight management and eating disordered behaviors.

We work closely with other members of the bariatric team, including the surgeon, physician assistants, dietitians and bariatric coordinator to ensure your care is coordinated.

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VIDEO: Bariatric Surgery Psychological Services

Learn more about our bariatric surgery evaluation and counseling.

Baptist Behavioral Health

904.376.3800

Call us to schedule an appointment for a pre-bariatric psychological evaluation, individual or group therapy. Your surgery does not need to be at Baptist Health to access these behavioral health services.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why do need to have an evaluation?
Bariatric surgery is a life-changing event. Each patient has their own unique history and experiences. Because of this, it is important to do a comprehensive assessment to help each individual meet the challenges of a changing relationship with food in the easiest way possible. The purpose of the psychological evaluation is to support the long term success of your surgery and lifestyle changes.

What will happen during the evaluation?
Evaluations usually take only one session, lasting from 2-2.5 hours.

  1. You will meet with a psychologist for an interview that will last about an hour.
  2. You will complete a set of standard psychological tests.
  3. We'll have a 30-minute feedback session with you to review testing results and discuss final recommendations.

At the end of the session, a report will be sent to your physician.

What about confidentiality?
Your privacy is protected under legal and ethical standards. Specifics of this will be discussed at your appointment, but in general, with only a few specific exceptions, everything you share will be kept to the strictest confidentiality and shared only with your immediate medical provider as is necessary to coordinate your care. Please do not hesitate to ask any questions you have about this issue.

Can I receive a copy of my evaluation report?
You can receive a copy of the evaluation by contacting us and requesting a Release of Information form.