Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to the Coronavirus
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

Premier Mental Health Treatment Programs in Dartmouth, Massachusetts

Located in Dartmouth, Massachusetts, Southcoast Behavioral Health is a 144-bed psychiatric hospital that provides inpatient treatment for individuals with mental health diagnoses.

Program Overview

Treatment at Southcoast is founded on the philosophy that all patients should receive treatment with kindness, compassion, dignity, respect, and hope. Our staff, consisting of a board-certified psychiatrist, licensed clinical social workers, registered nurses, recreational therapists, and mental health technicians, are dedicated to providing the compassionate and comprehensive care that lasting recovery requires. Whether our patients are 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 and heal in and a safe and tranquil setting.

Disorders We Treat

We treat a wide range of disorders and symptoms, some of which may include:

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

Comprehensive Treatment Approach

Treatment at Southcoast includes multiple interventions delivered in an inpatient setting. During a typical 5- to 7-day stay, each patient may participate in the following regularly scheduled interventions during the course of his or her day:

  • Individual therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Process groups
  • Didactic groups
  • Medication management services

We provide specialized treatment for a range of mental health issues and work closely with patients’ loved ones and other treatment providers to ensure continuity of care after our patients are discharged.

Contact Us

If you or your loved one is in need of help, please do not hesitate to contact us at (508) 809-4487 to speak with a member of our admissions staff. Today could be the first day of a journey towards improved health and recovery.

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