Behavioral Medicine

  • The Center for Behavioral Medicine at Memorial University Medical Center provides compassionate care for mental health and addiction disorders. Our inpatient and outpatient programs are accredited by The Joint Commission. To make a referral or request an assessment, call our 24-hour access line at 912-350-3023.

    Mental Health Treatment

    The Center for Behavioral Medicine addresses the physical, psychological, emotional, social, and spiritual needs of people with mental health disorders. Our goal is to help patients deal with their illness and return to a better life. Our mental health team is led by the patient's attending psychiatrist and includes nurses, social workers, case managers, recreation therapists, mental health technicians, and other specialists who may be consulted as needed. Daily activities include group and individual therapy, recreation, leisure time, physical fitness activities, nutritious meals, life skills training, and time alone for contemplation and reflection. Patients are encouraged to participate in the full range of program options and are given support and encouragement for their efforts.


    Adult Psychiatric Services

    The inpatient unit is a program for people age 18 and older who have a primary psychiatric illness that may be coupled with substance abuse issues. The program seeks to stabilize the patient and provide necessary skills to prepare him or her for an optimal level of functioning. The professionals at the Center for Behavioral Medicine provide intensive treatment to help our patients achieve mental, physical, emotional, and social wholeness.


    SeniorCare Program

    Our SeniorCare program is the only psychiatric program in the area dedicated to the geriatric population. The SeniorCare program is an acute, short-term program for patients age 65 and older in need of a secure, therapeutic environment 24-hours a day. Our program is designed to return patients to their optimal levels of functioning. We accomplish this through an intensive, structured, physician-supervised program that coordinates seamlessly with the patient's existing medical care.


    Psychiatric Assessment Team (PAT)

    Our psychiatric assessment team consists of experienced registered nurses in the emergency department at Memorial University Medical Center and in the Center for Behavioral Medicine. They are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week to quickly evaluate, assess, and refer emergency patients in need of psychiatric assistance. The team also provides emotional support for patients and families.



    Our facilities are located on the campus of Memorial University Medical Center. The SeniorCare program is a 10-bed residential care facility located in the hospital. The 32-bed adult inpatient unit is adjacent to Memorial University Medical Center in the Clark Building.


    Contact Information

    Center for Behavioral Medicine

    Memorial University Medical Center
    5002 Waters Avenue
    Savannah, GA 31404