Some wounds are easily seen - a cast on an arm, a bandaged leg or stitches after surgery. Others, not so easily: depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder. These are life's invisible wounds. And while mental illness may not cut, bruise or break, it's still a wound that runs deep and needs care.
At New Hanover Regional Medical Center Behavioral Health Hospital, we're experts at the art of treating the invisible wounds of mental illness. A 40-bed psychiatric crisis stabilization hospital, NHRMC Behavioral Health Hospital provides inpatient psychiatric programs for adults, older adults, and those with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders.
Accredited by the Joint Commission, NHRMC Behavioral Health Hospital is staffed by a comprehensive team of mental healthcare professionals, including board-certified psychiatrists and psychiatric nurse practitioners, counselors, clinical social workers and recreation therapists.
The NHRMC Behavioral Health Hospital is located on the main NHRMC campus, 2131 S. 17th Street. It can be easily accessed via Savannah Court. The parking lot is off the road to the right. The recently renovated secure facility is modern and spacious with plenty of natural light. Semi-private rooms with a window and shared bath and shower afford patients a safe and well-maintained environment in which to heal. Internal gardens soften surroundings, while serving as a source of inspiration and renewal. Additionally, patients have access to a variety of open and recreational spaces, including a fully-equipped gymnasium and an outdoor patio.
Patients at NHRMC Behavioral Health Hospital may be admitted voluntarily or involuntarily. Patients are referred by outside mental health agencies, outlying hospitals and healthcare facilities, private practice practioners, and from within NHRMC.
Psychiatric Assessment and Referral Center - 910-815-5625
At NHRMC Behavioral Health Hospital, treatment is literally a phone call away, day or night, through the Psychiatric Assessment and Referral Center. Here, a team of mental health professionals responds to a wide rage of mental health questions from mentally ill persons themselves, or persons with mentally ill loved-ones who may be experiencing difficulties. These mental health professionals advise callers 24/7 on various treatment options.