Behavioral HealthCall 256.386.1600
Mental Healthcare When You Need it Most
At North Alabama Shoals we understand that good health is more than just physical. That’s why our behavioral and mental health services have been supporting the emotional, spiritual and social well-being of our community since 1968.
Our team of experienced and compassionate psychiatrists, therapists, counselors, nurses and support staff work with our adult and senior patients through a multi-disciplinary approach to treatment. With our 24-hour services, rest easy knowing you or your loved one will receive high quality care, close to home.
Our treatment is guided by the philosophy that each patient is a unique individual. We strive to provide a planned program of individualized, effective behavioral health care.
Mental Health Crisis Unit
The Mental Health Crisis Unit at North Alabama Shoals Hospital provides psychiatric care to patients aged 19-68.Learn More
Senior Care Center
For patients 55+, the Senior Care Center at North Alabama Shoals Hospital, which was founded in 2009, is the only in-patient acute geriatric psychiatric treatment program in northwest Alabama.Learn More
Meet the Team
Learn more about the team leading our behavioral health services and the new, psychiatric residency program.Learn More
Assessment and Admissions: 24/7
Compassionate and caring professional staff members will take your call and then consult with the attending psychiatrist to ensure clients receive the appropriate level of care. Referrals to our behavioral health units may be made by physicians, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, ministers, nurses, home health agencies, family members, therapists, teachers and other agencies.
Patients experiencing behavioral health emergencies who present to the Emergency Department at NASH will be evaluated for admission, and the appropriate level of care will be recommended for treatment. If inpatient treatment is recommended, admissions can be processed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To obtain a free, confidential assessment, call 256-710-0419.