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Behavioral Health

Vanderbilt Behavioral Health provides specialized inpatient, outpatient and emergency psychiatric care for children, adolescents and adults. We offer settings where patients and families feel safe, supported and treated with compassion and dignity.

Our programs help patients with behavioral and psychological health challenges, including anxiety, depression, emotional distress, mood or personality disorders and many other mental health issues.

Our experienced team works closely with other medical specialists to ensure you receive comprehensive care tailored to your needs and goals.

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.

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Conditions We Treat

We treat a full range of conditions, including:

Why Choose Behavioral Health at Vanderbilt

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    Full range of care options

    We offer a wide range of services for all ages, including inpatient programs, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient programs and other outpatient options. Whatever your unique needs, we can provide the best level of care to help you on the road to recovery and healing. 

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    Leader in inpatient mental health services for children

    We are the only provider of inpatient mental health services for children in Middle Tennessee. You can be certain your child will receive the best possible care from our expert inpatient team, which includes board-certified child psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, nutritionists and mental health specialists.

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    Crisis assessment and 24/7 access

    Our crisis assessment and admissions program is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our highly trained mental health professionals are dedicated to assisting individuals, families and referral sources in many situations, including: suicide attempt / thoughts of suicide, depression, anxiety, unusual or unrealistic thinking, physical and/or sexual abuse, and alcohol/drug abuse.

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    Supportive, family-oriented care

    We provide a safe place where patients and their families can be comfortable, supported and treated with compassion and dignity. Families can participate in generous inpatient visiting hours, help us develop treatment plans and connect with community behavioral health resources. We encourage family involvement to support treatment and to continue helping patients after they leave our inpatient programs.

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    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.

Tests, Treatments and Services

We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services, including:

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    AA/NA groups
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    Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
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    Activities groups (art exercises and music discussion)
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    Addiction evaluation and screening
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    Anger management
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    Cognitive behavioral therapy
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    Cognitive screening


1601 23rd Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37212
1601 23rd Avenue South, 3rd Floor
Nashville, TN 37212
1500 21st Avenue South, Suite 2200
Nashville, TN 37212