Bayview Behavioral Hospital in Corpus Christi, TX, is the largest facility for mental health services in south Texas. We provide short-term acute care for all ages, from children through older adults, in the areas of mental health, psychiatric services and substance abuse treatment.

Bayview Behavioral’s staff is specially trained in Trauma Informed Care. Our treatment team works to help stabilize patients in a safe, therapeutic environment, with the goal of returning them safely to their homes.

We want to be the first call, but by no means are we the last stop. Treating behavioral health issues takes time. When a patient is assessed, our team is working to set them up with the right treatment plan, including group and individual therapy, and working out how to get them home.

Our discharge planners work to ensure that patients and their families know what is going on and what comes next every step of the way. Continuing care, with a group, a therapist or a primary care doctor, is always a part of our plan.

What We Offer

  • Assessment and admission. Licensed professionals assess each patient and determine the best program and plan for their care.
  • Behavioral health programs. Our age-focused programs of therapy help patients at every stage of life led by professionals trained for each specific group:  Pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric. Inpatient and outpatient programs are available, including intensive outpatient programs (IOP) and partial hospitalization programs (PHP).
  • Substance abuse programs. Available in both inpatient and outpatient formats, for those with an acute need for addiction treatment.

Our programs vary in style and size. Our intensive outpatient programs meeting regularly—five days a week in some cases—giving patients the regular contact and input they need. Each case is unique, so patients may be assessed and recommended for treatment with the following methods:

  • Support programs
  • Group therapy
  • Individual therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Medication management

Caring at Every Level

A psychiatrist heads the treatment team of experienced mental health professionals, including registered nurses, therapists, social workers, mental health technicians and case managers. The overall goal of Bayview Behavioral Hospital is to provide stabilization services in a safe, therapeutic environment, returning patients to their homes as soon as possible.

As part of Corpus Christi Medical Center, Bayview Behavioral Hospital provides patients the best individualized treatment options through a multidisciplinary approach. We focus on our patients mental health concerns, whether they are related to substance abuse, anxiety disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder, or anything in between. We focus on behavioral health, but when medical issues arise, we can smoothly transfer patients for treatment at Corpus Christi Medical Center.