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 Comprehensive Geriatric Treatment Program in Dartmouth, Massachusetts

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

At Southcoast Behavioral Health, our comprehensive geriatric treatment services are designed especially for older adults who are struggling with behavioral health concerns. This standalone inpatient unit is staffed by experienced medical and mental health professionals who understand the unique needs of seniors in the treatment setting. We are pleased to offer support to older adults who are struggling with mental health conditions such as:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Psychosis
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Homicidal ideation
  • PTSD
  • Neurocognitive disorders with behavioral disturbances

Each patient’s experience within our geriatric unit will be unique to their needs, but the average length of stay is between five and seven days. During this time, patients will attend individual therapy, as-needed family therapy, and group therapy on various psychoeducational topics related to the needs of participants.

All therapeutic services are delivered with a multifaceted approach, and include many different treatment modalities, such as:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Reminiscence therapy
  • Activity therapy
  • Medication management
  • Detox services (non-medical)

If an older adult in your life is in need of individualized treatment services and mental health support, contact the admissions team at Southcoast today. Our staff is available 24/7 to take your call, answer any questions you may have about our geriatric programming, and start the admissions process.

I now am on the road to recovery because of the process groups and my personal therapist at Southcoast. Thank you for helping me get my life together. I am forever grateful!

– Anonymous Client
Marks of Quality Care
  • The Joint Commission (JCAHO) Gold Seal of Approval
  • The Jason Foundation