Behavioral Health Unit
Allen Parish’s Behavioral Health Unit is dedicated to providing proper treatment to patients experiencing mental illness and addiction. Treatments include group and individual therapy, and professional counseling with a board-certified psychiatrist and social worker. A professional team, led by a psychiatrist and comprised of nursing staff, social services, psychology, activity therapists, and adjunctive services, provides care according to each individual’s needs. Individuals can be admitted into the Behavioral Health Unit 24 hours a day and transportation is provided if necessary. Inpatient services are covered by Medicaid and Medicare as well as some self-pay and private insurance plans.
Dr. Jayendra K. Patel, a psychiatrist employed by the APCH Behavioral Health Unit, has been named one of the Best Doctors in America® for 2011-2018. This prestigious recognition marks the third time that Dr. Patel has earned this honor and our patients can be assured that they are receiving the utmost professional care by the best doctors.