Behavioral Health

Mental health services in Albuquerque

At Lovelace Health System, our vision for behavioral health care focuses on providing comfort, attention, and respect to each and every patient. Our goal is to provide high quality, individualized mental wellness care to patients ages 18 and older. Our behavioral health specialists are committed to helping patients reach their optimal level of health and develop healthy coping strategies. Located at Lovelace Medical Center in downtown Albuquerque, our behavioral therapy unit has 24 beds and provides care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. When you need compassionate and professional behavioral health services, look no further than Lovelace.

To make a direct in-patient referral to our program, please call (888) 727-7646.

Behavioral health conditions we treat

Our individualized behavioral health treatments are provided by licensed, professional staff. Our multidisciplinary team includes a medical director, psychiatric providers, psychiatric nurses, licensed therapists, mental health technicians, social workers, and recreational therapists. Together, our team provides care for the following mental health conditions and circumstances:

  • Anger issues
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Communication skills
  • Coping skills
  • Depression
  • Low self esteem
  • Paranoia
  • Psychosis
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self-harm
  • Stress management
  • Suicidal/homicidal ideation or intent
  • Trauma

Our behavioral health unit nurses are specifically trained and certified to care for mentally ill patients.Patients are evaluated on a daily basis by an interdisciplinary team of staff to ensure your treatment plan works for you. Please note that patients must be at least 18 years of age to receive care at our behavioral health unit.

Inpatient behavioral health care

If you or someone you love is feeling overwhelmed, unable to cope, extremely anxious, or thinking of harming themselves or someone else, please go to Lovelace Medical Center’s emergency room (ER) to be evaluated. Once you’ve been medically cleared by an ER physician, a member of our behavioral health team will evaluate you. These clinical liaisons will determine if the necessary criteria has been met to admit you into our behavioral health unit.

Our inpatient behavioral treatments have many components, including:

  • Activity therapy
  • Case management and discharge planning
  • Discharge planning with family/guardian involvement
  • Group therapy
  • Individual therapy
  • Life skills retraining
  • Medication management and education

Don’t take risks with your mental health. If you need help, our compassionate team is ready to serve you. Please call us for more information.