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Adult Behavioral Services (Inpatient)

Whether it’s intervening in a crisis, treating an underlying medical condition or helping a patient make the transition back to independent living, Halifax Health – Adult Behavioral Services has the resources to address a broad array of behavioral health issues. 

Halifax Health provides expert behavioral health service with comprehensive medical care for inpatient services, including a full complement of diagnostic services. Please check other resources for outpatient adult behavioral services.

Halifax Health is a designated Baker Act receiving facility. Our trained professionals offer screening and assessment for behavioral health issues 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Treatment Philosophy

Halifax Health has a treatment philosophy that centers on four main concepts:

Holistic View of Individuals

A holistic view starts with the process of self-knowledge.  This process is the connection of mental and physical health and how they work together to achieve overall health and well being.

Treatment Team Approach

The Interdisciplinary Treatment Team is at the core of the treatment program. Patients are assessed by individual disciplines (i.e., physicians, nurses, social workers, recreation therapies, etc) who then coordinate treatment planning, goal setting and treatment implementation with the patient. Each team member that impacts a patient’s recovery has input into the treatment planning process.

Eclectic Treatment Approach

Treatment is individualized and various interventions are utilized to assure the most positive results.

A Patient Participatory Treatment Program

Patients are strongly encouraged to take an active role in their treatment. Patients are provided with many opportunities to give their input and opinion.

Our inpatient treatment program accepts patients who are ordered by a physician to be admitted for acute stabilization. Adolescents age 14 and older can also be admitted if they are inappropriate for placement. Patients who are medically unstable are stabilized on a medical floor prior to admission to the unit. Patients solely in need of detoxification from alcohol/drugs with no other psychiatric issues are not appropriate for admission. Please seek other resources for outpatient behavioral service, if needed.

Visiting Hours

Monday through Friday 6:00 to 8:00 pm.
Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays 2:00 to 4:00 pm, and 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

Support Groups

Halifax Health – Adult Behavioral Services offers FREE Bipolar and Depression Support Groups weekly on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:00 to 4:00 pm.  Call 386.254.4080 for more information.


Halifax Health offers three psychiatric screening rooms in the Emergency Department for fast evaluation.

Halifax Health Medical Center is the only hospital in Volusia County to be certified by the Department of Children and Families as a Baker Act facility.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255): Suicide hotline, 24/7 free and confidential, nationwide network of crisis centers.


Halifax Health – Adult Behavioral Services – Inpatient      386.254.4080