Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 10/09/2020

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.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services 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

About Us

Conveniently located in Dartmouth, Massachusetts, Southcoast Behavioral Health is a 144-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
  • The Jason Foundation