Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19
As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Southcoast Behavioral Health Hospital to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Southcoast Behavioral Health Hospital.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • We are offering visitation through telehealth services so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services are being vetted and may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

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What to expect at Southcoast Behavioral Health

Our Location

Southcoast Behavioral Health is a 144-bed inpatient hospital in Dartmouth, Massachusetts. Conveniently located along the state’s southern coast, and readily accessible from Cape Cod, Boston and Rhode Island, the Southcoast campus is place of hope and healing where patients receive exceptional psychiatric care in an atmosphere of serenity and tranquility.

Expert Care

At Southcoast, care is provided by teams of talented and dedicated professionals, including board-certified psychiatrists, licensed clinical social workers, registered nurses, recreational therapists, and mental health technicians. Treatment at Southcoast is a highly personalized experience, with all patients receiving comprehensive care that has been customized according to their unique needs.

Individualized Treatment

With a range of therapeutic treatment methods, as well as medication management services, Southcoast is uniquely prepared to provide a life-changing experience that empowers patients to overcome the obstacles that have been preventing them from living healthier and more satisfying lives and achieving their greatest potential.

Why the Dartmouth community keeps choosing us

Southcoast Behavioral Health is a unique and highly effective psychiatric hospital, where experienced and compassionate professionals provide superior services to patients with the utmost dignity and respect. At Southcoast, we are dedicated to providing a world-class treatment experience for our patients and their family members, with an emphasis on helping our patients develop the skills and strategies that will allow them to make continued progress in the months and years following their time with us.

The staff, doctors and social workers are truly amazing at what they do. They are very understanding and so helpful, and they care about your needs - always. They have no idea how much they helped me grow within such a small amount of time.

– Anonymous Client
Marks of Quality Care
  • The Joint Commission (JCAHO) Gold Seal of Approval
  • The Jason Foundation