Compass Health Systems

Compass Health Systems

Providing Medical and Psychological Care for Children, Adolescents, Adults, Geriatrics, and Families in Florida Since 1990.

Operating as usual


How Risky Is It to See Friends and Family for Fun Right Now amongst the #Covid #pandemic ?

Many of us have been home #quarantining or in #isolation for quite a while now, and we’re all wondering when we can see friends and family for fun.

For most of us, “opening up” refers to businesses, not our social life. Which might leave us wondering: If businesses are opening, does that mean we can start to see our family and friends—the ones we don’t live with—again?

We all have to figure out how much risk we’re willing to encounter, which will be based on both our psychological tolerance and our personal and our loved ones’ risk of severe illness. Keep in mind that estimating the risks involved here is really hard to do when we don’t even know enough about the virus we’re trying to avoid.

At the very least, we should continue to follow our state and local guidance, like limits on the number of people who can gather in one spot. Beyond that, the decision about when and how we move forward, in our new normal, is really going to be a personal one.

Unfortunately, short of a vaccine, or being sure that everyone in your family unit has been infected and are immune, there’s really not much we can do to go back to normal right now.


May is Mental Health Awareness Month. It was created to help break the stigma of mental illness and to encourage all of us to get the help we need. There are nearly 450 million people worldwide living with a mental illness and two thirds never seek treatment. Mental Health Awareness Month is a reminder that we are not alone – 1 in 5 people experience some sort of mental illness at least once in their lifetime.

Particularly now amid the coronavirus pandemic, Compass Health is committed to supporting patients’ dealing with stress and anxiety. We all face challenges that can impact our mental health and there is nothing wrong with seeking help to manage it.

Just like going to your doctor for an annual checkup or visiting the dentist for a teeth cleaning, it is important to maintain good mental health. Mental illness can impact daily lives by affecting our #thoughts , #feelings , #behavior and #mood . #Anxiety , #depression , and other mental health conditions can be brought on by genetics, environment, or other life events outside of our control.

It is important to know that we are not alone in our #struggles and our mental health is just as important as our physical health.

Regular #exercise and a good #sleep routine are two easy ways that can help improve mental health. Just 30 minutes of exercise a day can release mood boosting #endorphins to combat anxiety and stress – especially if done outside. #Nature is a proven stress reliever and sunlight helps increase your levels of Vitamin D and #serotonin. A regular bedtime can also help manage emotional health – #sleepdeprivation can severely impact our moods. If you are still having trouble managing your mental health, don’t be afraid to ask for help.

Your mental health matters. If you need help, call 1-888-85-COMPASS.

#healthyminds #mentalhealthmonth #mentalhealth #abuse #ptsd #selfhelp #stress #telemedicine #teletherapy #telepsychiatry


Just What The Doctor Ordered.

COVID-19 has changed life for everyone, across the globe. It’s become crucial to limit it’s transmission. Most of us are practicing social distancing and are only leaving our homes when absolutely necessary. But what about doctor appointments and prescription drugs?

That’s where Compass Health comes in…

Our in-house pharmacy specializes in delivering quality medications to our patients throughout the US, keeping you safe and saving you and your family time and money.
Our pharmacists have immediate access to our physicians and to their patient records making them able to provide faster, superior service.

The Compass Health Team includes over 150 clinicians specializing in general and behavioral health. We offer same or next day telemedicine, telepsychiatry, and theletherapy appointments to children, adolescents and adults, even on the weekends.

No need to drive across town to see your doctor and pick up your prescriptions, they can be ordered during your appointment and delivered directly to you, regardless of where you are!

Compass Health has integrated your physician and pharmacy needs. Our specialists have been trained to provide assistance with insurance qualifications, co-pays and prior authorizations making it easier to navigate paperwork and meet insurance requirements.

Send us a private message or call 1-888-85-COMPASS to schedule an appointment.

Most insurance accepted.


We’re open!

For same or next day medical or behavioral health appointments call



Covid19 has created a paradox in mental health care: Widespread social-distancing means that more people are in need of support for #anxiety and #depression and that more of those resources are harder to access in person.

Over the last several weeks, there has been a huge change in health care and from face-to-face appointments to virtual ones. Mental health care services might be inaccessible through traditional means, but never before have they been so accessible through phones and computers.

“By the second week in March, we realized it wasn’t going to be possible for our patients to come in to see their physicians and therapists” said Dr. Scott Segal, President of CompassHealth. “We’ve had to evolve in response to the pandemic.”

Additionally, people who might not have previously felt a need for mental health services are now dealing with increased anxiety, uncertainty, and isolation.

While the search for a new health care provider can be difficult, now is actually a good time for finding access to care. You won’t have to go from office to office, face steep copays, or be limited to clinicians licensed to practice in your state. Access to care is more available than ever.

If you have private health insurance, a number of providers are waiving copays for telehealth visits, including those not related to Covid-19 symptoms.

If you’re one of the 59 million Americans covered by Medicare, new legislation has waived restrictions on your use of #telehealth services. Restrictions on the use of phones have been lifted, meaning you can have your apts over apps like FaceTime, Zoom and Skype. And you can now meet with providers regardless of the distance between your physical locations.
This is a harrowing time for all of us. The psychological effects of social distancing can range from #anger to #fear to #PTSD . But there are benefits to focusing on the altruism of sticking with quarantine guidelines, of limiting your contact with others and staying put. You can find some clarity and purpose in knowing that you’re helping protect people by moving your health care online.

Call 1-888-85-COMPASS for same or next day #telemedicine , #telepsychiatry and #teletherapy appointments.


Our team is here for you, regardless of where you are located. We offer same or next day #telemedicine #telepsychiatry and #teletherapy appointments and accept most insurance plans.
CALL 1-888-85-COMPASS 04/27/2020

The Psychology of Isolation

Great read...

Steve Warneke interviews esteemed Compass Health psychiatrist, Jarett Watnick about “The Psychology of Social Distancing”. #SocialDistancing Steve Warneke interviewed Dr. Jerett Watnick, a psychiatrist at Compass Health Systems about the mental effects the nationwide quarantine has on the human psyche and gains advice for our listeners on how to combat depression and anxiety due to the isolation. What are some practical...


The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about change in our lives: from jobs, to relationships, financial stability and health. The anxiety and the pressure that we can feel from change can be extremely heightened right now, more than ever before.

Although it's normal to feel anxious or unhappy during uncertain times, it’s not okay to allow depression to devastate your life and your self-esteem.

If you need help, the team of experts at COMPASS HEALTH is a phone call away. We specializes in #telemedicine #telepsychiatry and #teletherapy .

Call 1-888-85-COMPASS for same or next day appointments. We accept most insurance plans and have worked with patients from around the world for over twenty-five years. Our in-house pharmacy delivers throughout the US.


Times are tough for everyone. Wherever you are, know that you aren’t alone. Our team of experts offer same and next day #telemedicine #teletherapy and #telepsychiatry appointments and our in-house pharmacy can ship to any location in the US.

Call 1-888-85-COMPASS


As we navigate this alien world of respirator masks in the grocery store, overcrowding of health care facilities, and the news that our world is, in fact, a dangerous place to live, you may be feeling overwhelmed.

Findings surrounding coronavirus continue to point to sunlight as a saving grace throughout the pandemic.

Get outside, get exercise and get sunshine. Quarantine makes us risk losing this essential ingredient to our mental and physical health. Go for a run, a walk, ride your bike. Limit lingering and socializing in public places, but make sure you're getting some fresh air and sunshine.

As we weather this crisis together, it is important to focus on the things that are in YOUR control. The team at Compass Health hopes that you take this suggestion seriously and that you and your loved ones are safe during this challenging time. #MENTALHEALTHMATTERS



Self-care often slips to the bottom of the list. But taking care of yourself isn’t a luxury. It’s essential. And during this difficult time, when #stress and #anxiety are running high, it’s more important than ever. We’re here for you. Help is a phone call away. #mentalhealthmatters

CALL 1-888-85-COMPASS for same or next day #telemedicine #telepsychiatry and #teletherapy

Our team of experts can help with all your medical needs, regardless of where you reside and we accept most insurance plans.


“Renew, release, let go. Yesterday’s gone. There’s nothing you can do to bring it back. You can’t “should’ve” done something. You can only DO something. Renew yourself. Release that attachment. Today is a new day!” — Steve Maraboli

It takes a great deal of energy to continue to carry the pain from your past. The mental, emotional and physical resources required could be better spent on living in the present. Life will be far richer without the burden of painful memories.

In order to release the pain you must be willing to engage the following attributes towards carving out a path towards inner peace and freedom.


Commit and trust that your healing process has begun through your willingness to face the past.


Instead of running away from your emotions, experience them fully by leaning into them.
This in itself will transform your fear, anxiety or anger. Accept that you have been presented with an experience from which to personally evolve.


Everyone of us will encounter pain throughout our lives, beginning in childhood and continuing throughout life. What we do with our wounds will determine how we deal with life. By accepting our past rather than hiding from it, we can build a healthy life and a bridge to our future.


Releasing past pain should be met with compassion. Let go of painful memories with an open mind and a loving heart.
This process may be handled in a number of ways. For some working with a trained mental health professional might be the best decision to release the pain gradually and gently over time.The skilled professional will deal with each situation individually. Others might turn to their spiritual for healing. Faith in the healing process is important and will guide us to gradually let go and surrender our emotional pain over time.


Forgiveness means forgiving ourselves as well as the other person. The act of forgiveness is the act of returning to present time.

Growth is vital in-order to live a remarkable life. Take consistent action in spite of any pain, fears and doubts.



We’re here for you. Call for same or next day appointments. CALL 1-888-85-COMPASS.


Times are tough but the world needs you so please be kind to yourself.

The team of experts at Compass Health sees people from across the US and offers same or next day #telepsychiatry , #telemedicine and #teletherapy appointments and our in-house pharmacy delivers.

Know that you’re #notalone and that your #mentalhealth matters.

Call 1-888-85-COMPASS or visit us online today. #bipolar #anxiety #depression #schizophrenia #ADHD #panicdisorder


COMPASS HEALTH is committed to providing high-quality healthcare that is accessible and prioritizes the patient-doctor relationship. Research shows that the quality of the match between you and your doctor or therapist is the best predictor of successful outcomes in care, so we tailor care to your needs, goals, and preferences through a unique matching system.

In light of ongoing developments related to Coronavirus (COVID-19), our offices will remain closed until further notice during state-wide stay-at-home policies, and all medical appointments and ongoing therapy sessions will take place via telemedicine and teletherapy.

There are a lot of changes to navigate during this unprecedented time, and we want to make sure you are supported in your health care journey.

Call us today to schedule your same or next day appointment


You’re not alone. Our team is committed to being there for you when you most need us. Please call us for same or next day #telemedicine , #telepsychiatry and #teletherapy appointments. 1-888-85COMPASS.


We’re open and our team is ready to help! Call for same or next day appointments, 1-888-85COMPASS


National Domestic Violence Hotline:
Support. Resources. Hope.

Domestic violence includes behaviors that physically harm, arouse fear, prevent a partner from doing what they wish or force them to behave in ways they do not want. It includes the use of physical and sexual violence, threats and intimidation, emotional abuse and economic deprivation. Many of these different forms of domestic violence/abuse can be occurring at any one time within the same intimate relationship.

At National Domestic Violence Hotline, they use the Power & Control Wheel* to describe most accurately what occurs in an abusive relationship.

Experiencing even one or two of these behaviors in a relationship is a red flag that abuse may be present. Remember, each type of abuse is serious, and no one deserves to experience abuse of any kind, for any reason. If you have concerns about what’s happening in your relationship, contact The Hotline, or Compass Health. We’re here to listen and support you!


Great news, our way to greet you is completely different!

We heard your feedback and we listened! We have been completely redesigned the handling of all our phone calls. By combining a new call management software with better agent training, we can now answer your calls in less than a minute; and in the event we can’t, we can call you back while you keep your place in line, providing you the best service possible.

At Compass Health, we believe our patients are a part of our big family and deserve the best from us; that’s why we value your time and needs. We have same-day appointments, an online patient portal that provides our patients with direct contact with their providers, and we also accept most insurances.

The next time that you need to schedule an appointment, do it with us, Compass Health Systems. We have the most complete and convenient locations with the best providers ready to help you!


Giving Tuesday is a generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.

This movement was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. You can take part by not only giving dollars, but also giving time, voice, kindness or talent.

Find a way to give back.

#GiveMoreTakeLess #GivingTuesday #CompassHealthSystems


Happy Monday!


⁣The holiday season is commonly referred to as "the most wonderful time of the year," but the season can be a stressful time for those going through conditions such as depression and anxiety. Here you can find some tips on how to enjoy this time of the year while prioritizing your mental health. ⠀

1. Set Boundaries and Plan Ahead - Think of possible scenarios and their potential solutions.⠀
2. Maintain a Healthy Routine - Try to get enough hours of sleep and be mindful of what you're eating and drinking.⠀
3. Don't Isolate Yourself - Being reclusive will only reinforce negative emotions.⠀
4. Practice Mindfulness - Mindfulness exercises like meditation can help keep you grounded throughout the season.

Check out our website for more details:

#CompassHealthSystems #MentalHealth #survivingtheholidays #mentalhealthawareness #anxiety #depression #selfcare #selflove #therapy #mentalillness

Our Story

Compass Health Systems, P.A. was founded in July, 1990 by Scott D. Segal, M.D., a triple Board Certified Psychiatrist when he opened the first office in Miami Beach, Florida. Since then, Compass Health Systems has grown to cover the tri-county area in South Florida, (which includes Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade counties), Charleston, South Carolina and Colorado Springs, Denver, and Loveland, Colorado.

Each of our 9 offices features a multi-disciplinary team built around at least 1 Board-Certified Psychiatrist. Our teams consist of Primary Care Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Psychologists, Clinical Social Workers, Mental Health Therapists, Family and Marriage Therapists and Certified Addiction Professionals.

Continuum of care is ensured by our affiliation with 12 inpatient facilities and our continued commitment to the advancement of treatments in the arena of CNS and women's health through our sister company Segal Institute for Clinical Research and

We're familiar with the unique challenges that mental health and substance abuse pose to the managed care industry. Through our experience and partnerships Compass is effective in negotiating the challenges whilst still providing quality care. Compass' clinical staff embrace the treatment principles that managed care companies are seeking. We are capable of working in almost any treatment milieu as well as finding economical, effective and clinically appropriate alternatives to hospitalization and to reduce recidivism. Treatment is focused and streamlined.

We can help with:
Addictions and Substance Dependence,
Adjustment Disorder,
Anger Management,
Attention Deficit Disorder,
Clinical Research,
Crisis Intervention,
Child and Adolescent Services,
Complete Inpatient Psychiatric Care,
Court Expert Witness,
Domestic Violence,
Detoxification, Inpatient and Outpatient,
Eating Disorders,
Family Therapy,
Grief and Loss,
Independent Medical Examinations (IME),
Individual Psychotherapy,
Inpatient Psychiatric Consultation and Follow Up,
Intensive Outpatient Programs,
Malingering Testing,
Marital Therapy,
Med Spa at Compass,
Medication Management,
Mood disorders,
Psychiatric and Psychological Evaluations,
Psychological Testing,
Partial Hospitalization Programs,
Relationship Issues,
Obsessive Compulsive Disorders,
Panic Disorder,
Physical Abuse,
Post Traumatic Stress,
Psychosomatic Disorders,
Women's Issues,
Workers' Compensation



1483 Tobias Gadson Blvd Suite 107
Charleston, SC

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 6pm
Tuesday 8am - 6pm
Wednesday 8am - 6pm
Thursday 8am - 6pm
Friday 8am - 6pm
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