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Senior Program for Behavioral Health

Located within Mainland Medical Center, the Senior Program for Behavioral Health is dedicated to helping older adults with mental health concerns. Seniors and their family or friends should be aware that the potential of developing mental health issues such as irritability, sadness, anxiety or memory loss increases with age – but that doesn’t mean they are an inevitable part of growing older.

Medical advances make it possible for many seniors to overcome or more effectively manage issues such as depression, anxiety, , and signs and symptoms of dementia. These advances are at the core of the Inpatient and Outpatient programs offered by the Senior Program for Behavioral Health.

Mainland Medical Center psychiatrists evaluate patients to determine the nature of their problems and set a course of treatment, which may include Inpatient or Outpatient services.

Call for an assessment today and our Assessment Coordinator will be available within one to three days to assess your senior family member.

For more information or to request an assessment, call (409) 938-5723.

Outpatient Services

The Outpatient Program is an intensive, short-term day program for older adults. It is designed to treat individuals who are living independently.

Treatment includes either the Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) or the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP).

  • PHP—5 days per week and typically lasts 2 weeks
  • IOP—3 days per week and typically lasts 12-16 weeks

Inpatient Services

The Inpatient Program is for seniors whose psychiatric, emotional, or behavioral disorder is so severe that 24-hour monitoring and treatment is required. The length of stay depends on the patient’s needs but is typically 10-12 days. Only a physician can determine the need for inpatient hospitalization.

Seniors in Crisis

The Senior Program for Behavioral Health also offers a counselor by phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for seniors in crisis.

To request to speak to the counselor, call (409) 938-5723

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