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.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit

Premier Treatment For Bipolar Disorder in Dartmouth, Massachusetts

Southcoast provides the highest quality bipolar disorder treatment for adolescents & adults. Our treatment plans include individualized therapies to promote long-term recovery from bipolar disorder.

Bipolar Disorder Treatment

Learn more about bipolar disorder treatment at Southcoast Behavioral Health Hospital in Dartmouth, MA

Bipolar disorder is a serious disorder with the potential to profoundly affect the lives of its sufferers. Characterized by the presence of manic and depressive episodes, the disorder can cause immense disruption in the lives of those who struggle with it. Disruptions in one’s relational and occupational life are common and, if left untreated, the disorder can have profound and potentially life-threatening consequences.

Thankfully, treatment is available for those who seek help. At Southcoast Behavioral Health, we understand the unique struggles brought on by bipolar disorder, and our specialized treatments and compassionate, expert staff are committed to helping each of our patients learn to manage the symptoms of bipolar disorder.

Helping a Loved One

Helping a loved one or family member get treatment for bipolar disorder

Standing by while a family member struggles with bipolar disorder can be a tremendously difficult process, and it may feel as though there is little you can do to help. However, there are a number of steps you can take to help your loved one, such as:

  • Research bipolar disorder. Learn to recognize the symptoms of manic episodes and depressive episodes and talk to mental health experts about what you can do to help your loved one during both types of episodes. Educate yourself about treatment options, methods, medications, and other elements of treatment.
  • Have open communication with your loved one. Emphasize your support and love, but also discuss the symptoms you have noticed and encourage your loved one to get help.
  • Research treatment centers and make note of a few that may be a good fit. Should your loved one want to enter treatment, it can be helpful to have a few options to discuss with him or her.
  • If your loved one decides to enter treatment, offer to help with logistics, such as setting up transportation, meetings with treatment center staff, and tours of treatment facilities. Remain supportive during your loved one’s stay in treatment and continue to emphasize your love for him or her.
  • Take care of yourself. Make sure you do not forget to engage in activities that replenish you. Keep up with your social circle and your personal hobbies. You might also consider joining a support group for people whose loved ones struggle with bipolar disorder.
Why Consider Treatment

Why consider treatment for bipolar disorder at Southcoast Behavioral Health Hospital in Dartmouth, MA

If left untreated, bipolar disorder can have disastrous effects on a person’s life. It can cause strain on social relationships and can damage relationships with significant others. One’s work performance may suffer, possibly leading to job loss and financial strain. Risky behaviors during a manic episode may result in injury, contracting an STI, or even death. Furthermore, people struggling with bipolar disorder may struggle with suicidal ideation or suicide attempts. Fortunately, seeking effective treatment can prevent or minimize many of these negative consequences.

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