Behavioral Health Services

Haywood Medical Regional Center's Behavioral Health Unit (BHU) is a 16-bed adult psychiatric inpatient program. The unit is located on the west wing of the sixth floor and is a safe and secure unit. The BHU is a place where individuals can come who are experiencing emotional or behavioral problems that have built to a crisis level and are in need of inpatient care and support. Care is provided by psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, clinical social workers and community mental health assistants. The BHU utilizes the Recovery Model which encourages wellness, symptom management, and empowerment. Patients are engaged as partners in their recovery process.

Treatment Model 

We operate a Recovery Focused model. People are treated as the whole person with dignity and respect in a person centered, safe, and compassionate milieu. Psychiatric/Physical Evaluations and Psychosocial Assessments help the Multi-disciplinary Team create an individualized treatment plan to include medication management, group therapy, and recommend the most appropriate follow up services available. Our team is made up of Psychiatrists, Psychologists, PA-C's, NP's, LCSW's, LPC's, LCAS's, RN's, CMHA's, and Peer Support Specialists. We are also a site for continuing education and internship opportunities. 

Treatments and Services 

  • Round the clock monitoring and supervision
  • Diagnostic services
  • Medication management to treat complications that come with aging
  • Dietary evaluation
  • Treatment and therapy for physical impairments that limit mobility and daily living
  • Group and individual counseling for life changes and losses that diminish seniors’ financial, social and emotional support systems when they are most needed
  • Recreational therapy 
  • Specialized care coordination with patients’ physicians outside of the unit

Recovery Philosophy 

Recovery is an individual's personal journey, lifestyle, and state of mind. It is the belief that everyone has the power within themselves to dramatically improve their quality of life regardless of diagnosis or circumstances. As stewards of recovery, we empower others to recognize their worth and potential. We offer HOPE so that others will know that the gift of recovery is possible for everyone. 

For more information or to make a referral, please call 828.452.8655.


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