Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health Services

Making Your Tomorrow Better

St. Dominic’s Behavioral Health Services strives to provide quality and compassionate treatment to individuals and their families suffering from mental illness. Highly trained psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and counselors will work together to meet your needs as an individual. Our goal is to help each individual and their family achieve the best possible outcome.

St. Dominic’s Behavioral Health Services offers services throughout the state for psychiatric issues. Our staff members are also available to talk to local groups, businesses and civic organizations at no cost to you.

Learn more about St. Dominic’s Behavioral Health:

  • Adult Inpatient Program
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy
  • The Oakes Geriatric Program
  • Assessment
Behavioral Health

Adult Inpatient Program

St. Dominic’s Psychiatric Services is dedicated to excellence in caring for many adult psychiatric conditions. Over the years, St. Dominic’s has earned a strong reputation for early identification of emotional disorders and for rendering appropriate medical diagnoses and treatment. Staffed by board certified psychiatrists and highly skilled clinicians, psychiatric services include:

Our state-of-the-art, acute care, psychiatric hospital is specifically designed to meet any level of patient care. Through a variety of treatment options such as group and individual therapy, specialized treatment plans and many other services, St. Dominic’s Behavioral Health staff treats:

  • Severe depression
  • Suicidal thoughts or plans
  • Homicidal thoughts or plans
  • Psychosis
  • Schizophrenia
  • Delusional or paranoid thoughts
  • Loss of interest or ability to care for self due to mental illness

For more information about St. Dominic’s Psychiatric Services, call 601-200-3090 or 800-632-5907.


St. Dominic ‘s Behavioral Health Services is one of the leading psychiatric providers in Central Mississippi.  We are able to provide assessment and referral for adults age 18 and older for mental health and dual diagnosis needs such as:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety/panic attacks
  • Suicidal/Homicidal tendencies
  • Hallucinations, paranoid thought
  • Postpartum depression 
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder

St. Dominic’s Behavioral Health Services Outreach Coordinators can help if you need a confidential, no-charge assessment  to determine how your mental health needs can best be met. The Outreach staff also provides speakers and mental health programs for businesses, civic and community groups.

With access to a highly trained staff of mental health professionals and comprehensive inpatient and intensive outpatient programs, St. Dominic’s serves as a statewide resource for those seeking mental health information and care.

Mobile Assessments
  • St. Dominic’s Outreach Coordinators are an extension of St. Dominic’s Behavioral Health Services and are available to provide mobile psychosocial assessments throughout Mississippi for St. Dominic’s inpatient programs. Our professionals are available to provide assistance with referrals to physicians, mental health counselors, or other services.
  • Confidential assessments are conducted at no charge and can be scheduled by calling 800.632.5907.
Continuing Education Events
  • St. Dominic’s Behavioral Health offers opportunities for Continuing Education on a variety of mental health topics throughout the year as a part of our Making Your Tomorrow Better educational series.
  • To be added to the email list for future series, please click here to complete our interest form.  *Frederick…Then can we do an interest form for them to fill out?
Employee Seminars
  • St. Dominic’s Behavioral Health Services offers in-services to your employees at no cost.  Our specialists are available to speak on mental health topics that are important to the productivity of your employees. 
  • For more information on topics or seminar requests, please click here to complete our request form.  *Frederick…Then can we do a request form for them to fill out?

The Oakes Geriatric Program

The Oakes at St. Dominic’s Behavioral Health Services provides compassionate care for those with psychiatric conditions secondary to a cognitive disorder such as dementia and those suffering from depression or other acute mental illnesses. The patients of The Oakes experience a secure environment, designed mindfully for those suffering from severe depression which may also include a diagnosis of dementia. We use proven methods to help patients such as social group interaction, reality orientation, sensory stimulation, recreation and self-expression.

When to Refer

The staff of The Oakes is sensitive to the frustration a family may feel when a loved one is struggling with depression and mental illness and we understand how difficult deciding to seek help can be. It has been our mission to treat patients for over 30 years, and we will continue this mission of providing care to those who need it in an environment where their condition is best understood.

When a person becomes disoriented, confused and agitated or is exhibiting moderate to severe neurocognitive functional impairment (excluding brain injury or mental retardation) it is time to call one of our counselors for an assessment. The Oakes is designed to treat those with or without concurrent medical issues and also those who need more time getting around because of physical challenges.

If you would like an assessment please call 601-200-3090 or 1-800-632-5907.

Admission Criteria

  • Dementia with emotional / behavioral issues disturbances
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Plans for suicide
  • Severe depression
  • Homicidal thoughts
  • Schizophrenia
  • Delusional or paranoid thoughts
  • Loss of interest or inability to care for themselves
  • Psychosis

General Information

For questions concerning St. Dominic’s Behavioral Health, please call:
Main: (601)200-3090 or (800)632-5907 and your call will be directed appropriately.