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San Antonio Behavioral Healthcare Hospital (SABHH) is a 198-bed, acute care psychiatric and substance abuse treatment facility providing a Trauma-Informed Care environment with evidence-based treatment programing.

The compassionate staff at SABHH brings decades of behavioral health experience and maintains a steadfast commitment to holistic wellness through medication management, group, individual therapy, family session(s), and specialized mental health treatment programs.

Each patient receives an individualized service plan to meet their needs.

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Aleen Davis Arabit - Chief Executive Officer
(210) 541-5300
Lauren Turner - Business Development Manager Send email
(210) 772-0511

San Antonio Behavioral Healthcare Hospital offers inpatient psychiatric care for adults whose acute symptoms require a safe and structured therapeutic environment. Our interdisciplinary team approach includes psychiatrists, therapists, social workers, psychiatric nurses, and mental health technicians who work closely with the individual and the individual's family. Our goal is to help each patient regain the necessary skills to be in maximum control of their emotions and behaviors and be able to proceed through life with a minimum of difficulty. Because behavioral health issues vary, we tailor our inpatient services to meet the specialized needs of each patient.

Our Adult Behavioral Health Services include:

  • Inpatient Acute Psychiatric Services
  • Inpatient Addiction Services (Detoxification and Rehabilitation)

Our Treatment Team provides provides safe and therapeutic care for adults dealing with:

  • A recent suicide attempt or suicide ideation
  • Severe Depression
  • A need for medically supervised detoxification from alcohol and/or other drugs
  • Recent history of substantial self-mutilation or other self-endangering behavior
  • Psychosis or Schizophrenia such that the patient cannot function in everyday activities
  • Severe Trauma
  • Severe Anxiety
  • Addictive behaviors and/or substance abuse which cannot be treated on an outpatient basis
  • A need for medication stabilization due to severe side effects from psychotropic medications or the failure of outpatient medication management

We accept most commercial insurances: Tricare, Commercial Insurance, Medicare and Medicaid.

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This program, referred to as IOP, is for adults ages 18 and older, and focuses on psychiatric concerns, substance abuse/mis-use issues, or both.

IOP is ideal for the patient who has achieved some stability, but continues to need more intensive treatment. While in IOP, patients will continue to work with their medication management professional.

Our ultimate goal, is to provide a safe and nurturing environment where our patients can continue their road to healing.

Weekly visits with a psychiatrist and therapist are NOT included at this level of care. Patients will receive community referrals for these services.

Hours are flexible, based on each patient's needs.

San Antonio Behavioral Healthcare Hospital’s Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), is a structured, therapeutic program that assists in transitioning patients from an acute psychiatric setting to a more independent life in the community. The program is designed to increase and maintain the therapeutic gains individuals have made as patients in the hospital. It may also help prevent the need for future hospitalizations. PHP is tailored to meet each individual’s needs and provides direction and tools that each participant can use in their daily lives.

A psychiatrist will meet with each participant at least once a week, or more often if necessary, to provide medication management, assess health issues, and review progress of the treatment plan. Masters' level therapists and an RN/LVN will lead six groups each day. The curriculum rotates to ensure all participants benefit from a broad range of therapeutic topics.

Program Goals:

  • Advance understanding of Trauma/Stress disorders and how it is affecting their life
  • Decrease emotional numbing and avoidance, increase helpful coping, reduce feelings of edginess
  • Decrease depression, guilt, shame, and anger, improve day-to-day living

We specialize in the treatment of:

  • Trauma (Military, Sexual Trauma, Childhood Trauma, Domestic Violence)
  • Acute Stress Disorder
  • Co-occurring (Trauma/Substance Abuse) Disorders
  • Combat and Operational Stress
  • Substance Abuse Disorders
  • Suicidal and Homicidal Ideation
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Marital and Family Reintegration

Program Highlights:

  • Daily Group Therapy including Process, CPT, CBT, and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
  • Seeking Safety
  • Disease Concept
  • Step Study
  • Spirituality
  • Yoga
  • Nutrition Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy weekly

We accept most commercial insurances: Tricare, Commercial Insurance, Medicare and Medicaid.

Monday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Thursday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Friday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED *Lunch is available

If not properly treated, substance abuse will result in serious health, relationship, employment, scholastic and legal ramifications. At San Antonio Behavioral Healthcare Hospital, we believe in wellness and leading a recovered life. We also understand that the road to recovery and sobriety is a long one and that abstaining from the alcohol or drug use is just one part of what needs to change in the person. By engaging in our comprehensive addiction treatment program, adolescents and adults who are struggling with substance abuse and addiction can develop the skills needed to not only break the cycle of addiction, but to address the entirety of their life and engage in what must change to maintain life-long happiness and sobriety.

An integrated Treatment Team approach provides a structured framework in which the patient's progress is measured and monitored. The treatment team is comprised of psychiatrists, internist, individual and family therapists, licensed addiction counselors, psychiatric nurses, dietitian, recreational therapists and multidisciplinary specialists in substance abuse and addiction.

Scope of Substance Abuse Treatment Services Include:

  • Assessment/Detoxification, a medical and psychological period which frees each patient from alcohol and drugs.
  • Individualized treatment planning occurs utilizing laboratory testing, psychological and psychiatric evaluations, and other clinical evaluations. Intensive inpatient program of individual and group therapy and therapeutic community interaction.
  • Family therapy programs which provide family members with a greater understanding of their role in the recovery process.
  • Living skills such as non-chemical coping, relaxation techniques, problem solving, assertiveness training, nutrition, and maintaining personal health and fitness.
  • Orientation of the patient and their families to self-help groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Alon, Cocaine Anonymous and other supportive resources.
  • Assistance with the transition back to the community and after care treatment is included at no extra charge. Referrals are made to self-help groups, private practitioners, sober living facilities and other outpatient community based resources.

Daily mental health services include:

  • Medication Management
  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Therapeutic Recreation Activities Program

We accept most commercial insurances: Tricare, Commercial Insurance, Medicare and Medicaid.

Open 24/7

San Antonio Behavioral Healthcare Hospital offers inpatient and partial hospitalization pre-teen and teen mental health programs designed to support young people, ages 9 to 17, who require structured care and monitoring for behavioral conditions or substance abuse. Our facility provides a safe, supportive and therapeutic environment for treatment of teen mental illness. Because our team of adolescent specialists recognize and understand the unique needs of teen patients dealing with emotional and psychological disorders, our youth programs are tailored to the special needs of youth seeking treatment for mental health issues.

We accept most commercial insurances: Tricare, Commercial Insurance, Medicare and Medicaid.

To learn more about adolescent treatment programs, or for a confidential assessment, please call 210-541-5350, anytime, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our priority is helping improve mental health for teens.

San Antonio Behavioral Healthcare Hospital is now offering Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) treatments for adults ages 18 and older who suffer from severe depression. TMS is an outpatient procedure ideal for patients with symptoms that cannot be managed by medication. If you have found that medication and talk therapy are not working for you, there is a chance that you may be treatment resistant. TMS is a proven, effective treatment alternative for those who fall within the treatment resistant category. San Antonio Behavioral Healthcare Hospital, is the first private hospital to offer this service.

TMS is not recommended for people with certain metal or implanted medical devices.

Inpatient and outpatient procedures are covered by most insurance plans, including Medicare.