Adult Behavioral Health Programs
Our Adult Behavioral Health programs provide comprehensive care for adult patients 18 and older. We offer multiple levels of care—inpatient, outpatient, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs—based on your needs. Our specialized team works together to create a care plan tailored to your specific needs.
24/7 Crisis Assessment and Admissions
Our highly trained mental health professionals offer help in urgent/emergency mental health situations 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Learn more about our Psychiatric Assessment Service.
Call for information or to make a referral.
Conditions We Treat
- Disorders of older adulthood
- First episode psychosis
- Psychotic disorders
Adult Behavioral Health: Why Choose Vanderbilt
- Inpatient programs
Our adult inpatient programs offer both individual and group therapy for patients who are suffering from mental health issues. Every new patient receives a comprehensive assessment from a trained social worker, as well as a medical interview with a physician. We work closely with your primary care doctors, staff pharmacists and other medical experts to ensure your needs are being met and coordinate any advanced care you may need.
- Partial hospitalization
Our adult partial hospitalization services bridge the gap between full inpatient care and weekly therapy sessions. Our programs provide comprehensive care while allowing patients to stay in their homes and workplaces while they attend the daily program. We use both individual and group sessions to help our patients reach a healthier lifestyle. This program is led by a licensed clinical social worker and a registered nurse.
- Outpatient programs
Our adult outpatient programs offer care to individuals and families who need help dealing with psychotic disorders, life transitions, abuse, depression, substance abuse and other mental health concerns. We also provide services to help patients adjust after leaving the hospital.
- Intensive outpatient programs
Our intensive outpatient programs offer a full range of services to patients who can’t commit to a hospital stay. We are the only program in the region to offer intensive outpatient services for young adults (ages 18 - 26). Our intensive outpatient program for co-occurring disorders is designed specifically for adults with mental health and substance abuse concerns.
- Comprehensive assessment for professionals
The Vanderbilt Comprehensive Assessment Program for Professionals (VCAP) provides a first step toward treatment for professionals whose emotional or behavioral problems are affecting their work and personal lives. Upon referral, our VCAP team evaluates an individual's job-related concerns such as addiction, career burnout, disruptive conduct and stress, providing them with a comprehensive treatment plan.
- Advanced care
As part of an academic medical center, we are leaders in caring for the most complex conditions. Our commitment to research means that you receive the most current, advanced treatment available.
- Evidence-based therapies
The Vanderbilt Center for Integrative Health pioneered the use of evidence-based therapies in Middle Tennessee. Services include mind/body counseling, group therapy, healing movement therapy, yoga and mindfulness-based stress reduction.
Tests, Treatments and Services
We offer a full range of tests, treatments, and services including:
- Medication management
- Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)