This program is targeted to those in an acute crisis who need immediate medical care.Services Severe depression or anxiety, psychotic symptoms and the need for medication stabilization are examples of such crises. Our clinical approach is to quickly intervene through medical management, establishment of support systems and solution-focused therapy.

Behavioral Medicine Unit

SAMC's Behavioral Health Unit is a medically supervised and licensed facility offering individual program plans for adults 19 years and older. The mission of the Behavioral Health team is to provide adult crisis intervention, stabilization and treatment. The team consists of board-certified psychiatrists, certified psychiatric nurses, a mental health clinical specialist, licensed professional counselors, occupational therapists and mental health associates who implement treatment plans and monitor patient progress toward individual treatment goals.

Geriatric Behavioral Health Unit

The Geriatric Program is designed for adults 65 years of age or older. It offers individualized treatment that is specific and sensitive to development or situational crises of older adults. Through a comprehensive diagnostic and treatment process, this program helps the patient and family reach the highest possible level of productivity and mental health.

Outpatient Psychiatric Services


AltaCare provides psychiatric programs for adults, adolescents and children. Our caring staff provides effective mental health treatment for depression, acute stress and anxiety, loss or grief issues, and other psychiatric or behavioral problems. We also provide chemical dependency services to treat substance abusse issues based on the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA).

AltaCare offers FREE confidential assessments to assist clients in finding the help that best meets their needs. Please call 334-794-4582 to schedule a FREE assessment or receive additional information.

Other Mental Health Services

Support Groups

SAMC offers a variety of mental health support groups and resources to outpatients, inpatients, family members, caregivers and others in the community. For more information, call 334-793-8858.