University Medical Center (UMC) New Orleans offers Behavioral Health Services to meet the needs of those struggling with mental health issues that have substantially disrupted their daily lives.
Our multidisciplinary teams, working in our 60-bed Inpatient Units and 26-bed Behavioral Health Emergency Room, provide comprehensive evaluations and individualized care so that patients may recover and improve their quality of life.
Our dedicated team includes a variety of healthcare professionals on the treatment team including:
- Board-certified psychiatrists
- Licensed clinical social workers
- Specially trained nurses
- Substance abuse counselors
- Clinical psychologists
- Therapeutic recreational specialists
Referring a Patient?
Referrals are accepted from physicians, insurance companies, mental health professionals, family members and individuals. For more information, call 504-702-5700.
Behavioral Health Emergency Room
Adult Inpatient Services
The 26-bed UMC Behavioral Health Emergency Room (BHER) specializes in pro-active, rapid assessment, stabilization and treatment of patients in crisis.
UMC's 60-bed Behavioral Health Inpatient Unit provides compassionate care to adults who are in need of short-term hospitalization for crisis intervention, assessment and symptom stabilization. Patients are placed on the therapeutic unit that would be of most benefit for their condition.
Integrated Outpatient Care
The Integrated Outpatient Care clinics at UMC provide patients with high-quality care for ongoing medical and behavioral health needs.
Consultation Liaison Service
The UMC Consultation and Liaison service provides psychiatric and psychologic care to patients admitted to the ICU, medical and surgical units.
If you or a loved one are having suicidal thoughts or experiencing a mental health emergency, you should seek help immediately.
Click here for a list of community resources and outpatient psychiatry programs in and around New Orleans.
|| Call VIALink by dialing 211 or 1 (800) 749-2673. Call 24/7 for information and resources on health services.
Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (800) 273-8255
Deaf/hard of hearing: (800) 799-4889 for TTY.
En Español: 1 (888) 628-9454 or chat with a crisis counselor 1p.m.-1 a.m. Monday-Friday.