About Us

Conveniently located in Dartmouth, Massachusetts, Southcoast Behavioral Health is a 192-bed psychiatric hospital that provides inpatient treatment for people with mental health diagnoses.

Operating on the principle that all patients should receive treatment with kindness, compassion, dignity, respect, and hope, Southcoast strives to be the leading provider of psychiatric care in Southeastern Massachusetts. The compassionate staff at Southcoast, comprised of board-certified psychiatrists, licensed clinical social workers, registered nurses, recreational therapists, and mental health technicians, is dedicated to providing superior and effective psychiatric treatment in a safe, tranquil setting specially designed to help each patient find healing. Whether a patient is spending time relaxing in one of our outdoor courtyards or participating in one of our many workshops, groups, or social activities, we believe that Southcoast is an ideal place for people to come heal and learn to manage the symptoms of their mental illness.

The following are some of the disorders and symptoms that we provide exemplary treatment for:

  • Depressive disorders
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Self-harming behaviors
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizoaffective disorder
  • Psychosis
  • Adjustment disorder
  • Aggression

At Southcoast, we also recognize and value the contributions family members make in a patient’s recovery process, so we are proud to also ensure family members are equipped to be allies in each patient’s healing process.

Consistent with current research and literature on best practices, treatment at Southcoast includes a number of interventions, including individual therapy, family therapy, group therapy, and medication management, all organized according to a thoughtfully-structured schedule. Our typical length of stay is 5 to 7 days.

At Southcoast, we seek to invest in each patient’s individual capacity for healing and growth and we are proud to provide quality services to people in need of inpatient mental healthcare. If you or one of your loved ones is struggling with a mental health diagnosis, please feel free to contact us. We would be happy to speak with you to determine if Southcoast Behavioral Health is the place for you or your loved one to finally begin the journey towards improved health.

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