Behavioral Health Services

Expert, Compassionate Care for Behavioral Health Issues

University Health System offers comprehensive behavioral and mental health programs and services for adolescents and adults. We provide care in the hospital and in the outpatient setting. Our primary care medical homes aim to provide a safe, confidential and supportive atmosphere to address each patient’s individual needs.

Behavior health conditions are not always readily apparent. Our goal is to help you treat and manage your symptoms and live your life as fully as possible.

Meet Your Psychiatry Team

University Health System brings unparalleled expertise in psychiatry to every patient encounter. Our expert team includes adult and child psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses including nurse practitioners, chemical dependency counselors and therapists who are licensed clinical social workers. We’re here to help you connect with other community resources as needed.

Training the Next Generation of Leaders in Psychiatry

Through our partnership with UT Health San Antonio, we are training tomorrow’s Behavioral Health providers and leaders, including physicians, psychiatric nurse practitioners, psychologists, registered nurses and other disciplines. The UT faculty bring the most current knowledge of best practices in adult and child psychiatry to treat your acute behavioral health concerns and help connect you to ongoing care.

Adults

University Health System provides inpatient care for adults and outpatient Behavioral Health services for patients who also receive their primary medical care from a University provider.

Our inpatient psychiatric unit treats adults experiencing acute symptoms. We diagnose and treat your acute symptoms in our hospital before referring you to community-based programs for follow-up care.

If you are having a mental health emergency – especially if you are having thoughts of suicide or self-harm – please call 911 immediately, or dial the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

Children & Adolescents

Young people can experience mental health symptoms as a result of trauma, life stress or other issues. If your child receives his or her primary medical care from one of University Health System’s pediatricians, he or she can be seen by a child and adolescent psychiatrist for psychiatric medication management. If your child has ADHD, he or she can be involved in our partner’s outpatient therapy program called PROXIMA.

University Hospital does not offer inpatient psychiatric services for children or adolescents at this time. Instead, we work closely with several facilities to help your child get the care he or she needs.

If your child is having a mental health emergency – especially if he or she has said anything about self-harm – please call 911 immediately, or dial the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255

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