Huntsville Hospital Services

Behavioral Health

We provide a caring and nurturing environment for the emotional and psychiatric needs of adults and seniors. Patient treatment includes education and support for families.

Daily services for adults:

  • Community meetings
  • Exercise
  • Goal setting
  • Psycho-education groups
  • Current events groups
  • Group therapy
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Diversional activities
  • Occupational therapy/Sensorimotor tasks

Daily services for seniors (65 and older):

  • Remotivation groups
  • Reminiscence groups
  • Sensory stimulation groups
  • Music therapy
  • Occupational therapy/Activities of Daily Living assistance
  • Exercise

Admission to Behavioral Health Services

Patients will receive medical clearance from the Emergency Department physician or medical floor physician. Medical clearance includes; a review of recent required lab tests and stable pre-existing medical conditions.

An Admission Assessment Coordinator will complete a psychosocial with the prospective patient and staff. All information provided by the patient/family member will be reviewed with the on-call psychiatrist to determine an appropriate admission and treatment plan. When appropriate, family/collateral contacts are part of the assessment process that is performed by the Admission Assessment Coordinator. The Admission Assessment Coordinators are available in the Emergency Department 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Medical emergencies should be handled by calling 9-1-1 or by visiting the Emergency Department.

For more information, please call (256) 265-6780. All calls are confidential.