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

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

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, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at Southcoast Behavioral Health Hospital.

  • These restrictions have 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 receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are 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.

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.

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Our Philosophy

Our mission, vision, and philosophy at Southcoast are what continue to guide us in clinical excellence and creating a safe and respectful treatment environment.


Southcoast Behavioral Health strives to be the premier provider of psychiatric services in Southeastern Massachusetts by providing safe and compassionate care for our patients and a supportive workplace for our staff.


Southcoast Behavioral Health is dedicated to providing superior and effective psychiatric treatment to all that we serve.  Our compassionate staff is committed to treating each patient with respect, dignity, and hope.  All patients and their families will receive our full attention, effort, and expertise.  We are committed to providing all resources, information, and assistance that are necessary to best prepare our patients to meet their treatment objectives and achieve sustained recovery.


The philosophy of Southcoast Behavioral Health is to provide the highest quality of care in a manner that encourages healing and inspires hope. We value the unique strengths and capabilities of our patients, and we are dedicated to providing a personalized treatment experience to each person who heals with us. We appreciate the valuable role that family can play in the treatment and recovery processes, and we endeavor to promote healing within families and prepare our patients’ loved ones to be sources of ongoing support. Southcoast patients and their families can expect to receive clinically superior care in a safe, supportive, and highly structured environment where each person will be treated with kindness, dignity, and respect.

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