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Welcome to Baton Rouge

Behavioral Hospital

Recovery can seem like a long way off, but we’ll help you get there.

Baton Rouge Behavioral Health Hospital focuses on providing care for those with mental illnesses & dual diagnosis (substance abuse and behavioral health issues co-occurring). We are a 47-bed facility, staffed with nurses, psychiatrists, doctors, and administrative staff who are ready to serve the people of southern Louisiana and Mississippi.

We believe that the road to wellness can be navigated by providing caring staff, peaceful environments, and engaging activities to our patients. Depending on the needs of the patient, treatment may include individual therapy, group counseling, and educational sessions, among other programs and activities.

Baton Rouge Behavioral Hospital Treatment Program Features:

  • Individual counseling
  • Daily interaction with therapists
  • Friendly, experienced caretakers
  • Nutrition education
  • Group counseling & peer support
  • Reestablishing communication skills
  • Individualized relapse prevention (for those with dual diagnosis)

Adult Psychiatric Program

Provides intensive treatment for individuals dealing with medical, emotional, and psychiatric issues in welcoming, secure space.

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Crisis Care Services

For patients in acute crisis who require immediate assistance in an environment free of stress and mental illness triggers.

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Dual Diagnosis Program

Our dual diagnosis program uses a multi-disciplinary approach to treat a mental health diagnosis while addressing substance abuse issues.

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Intensive Outpatient Program

Learning how to live in recovery is the focus of our outpatient program.


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Programs and Services

Baton Rouge Behavioral Hospital has programs that address a broad spectrum of mental health issues. Crisis care services are also available for patients in acute crisis who require immediate assistance in a safe, secure and structured environment.

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Please note: For medical emergencies, please call 911. For other urgent matters, please call our admissions line 1-225-300-8470. Submissions after-hours, weekends, or holidays may experience a longer response time.

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Please note: For medical emergencies, please call 911. For other urgent matters, please call our admissions line (225) 300-8470. Submissions after-hours, weekends, or holidays may experience a longer response time.

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  • I have attended IOP services with Miss Rene and it has really helped with recovery. Everyone who had completed the program and continues in the program is doing AMAZING! We owe it all to the IOP program Miss Rene, Mr. Dwayne and all of the staff at BRBH.
    Thank You.

  • I thought this was a great place. The staff was great and they did what they said they would do.

  • I was just in here last week this place us very very helpful the staff that works here goes over and beyond for the patients if I was to ever have to go back in a treatment this is the one I’m going back to they helps you with your mental illness very well if I can give them more then five stars I would



  • Patients are given a patient “contact” number to be able to receive incoming phone calls.  Caller must have contact number for patient to receive the call.
  • Phone calls should be no more than 10 minutes in duration.
  • Phone calls are made during non-group and non-physician/CNPs rounding times.
  • Phone calls can be made or received between the hours of 7 am to 10 pm.

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  • 4-5 Changes of casual clothing and undergarments.  No drawstrings.  We have laundry supplies available to launder items.
  • BBH is not responsible for lost or damaged items.
  • Shoes with no laces (comfortable slip-ons are preferable), shower shoes.   Shoes should be weather appropriate.  Shoe laces are not permitted on the unit unless there is a doctor’s order.
  • Jacket or coat
  • “New, unopened” toiletries, hygiene products.  No mirrors or glass bottles.
  • Tobacco products must be unopened and are kept at nurses station.  Lighters and matches are prohibited.  There are designated times and areas for smoking.
  • Disposable razors will be locked up and used with supervision.
  • ID and insurance cards.
  • Small amount of cash (no more than $50-$60) for tobacco products or toiletries.  We do not use debit cards or cash checks.
  • No caffeine or sugar allowed.  This hospital is caffeine free and sugar free.
  • Everything brought in is searched and inventoried by staff.
  • All valuables are locked in a safe until discharge. This includes, phones, money, credit cards, ID, etc.

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