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To access Behavioral Health Services at St. Elizabeth Healthcare, please call
(859) 301-5900.

The Behavioral Health Center at St. Elizabeth Healthcare offers Northern Kentucky’s most comprehensive mental health program, providing a full continuum of services. Our goal is to be the regional resource for patients and families, and to provide quality care using a holistic, coordinated approach.

The St. Elizabeth Edgewood location houses a 24-bed adult inpatient unit and a 20-bed senior adult inpatient unit. Registered nurses staff the convenient Intake Service line and are available for phone consultation as well as to provide referral information.

Our St. Elizabeth Florence location houses 22 inpatient beds and serves the needs of adults 18 years of age and older.

Among the many services are:

  • Inpatient care
  • Intensive outpatient treatment for psychiatry
  • Outpatient treatment
  • Psychological testing
  • Outpatient counseling
  • Educational programs
  • Medication management

Senior Adult Behavior Health
The Senior Adult Program at the St. Elizabeth Behavioral Health Center is designed to address the special needs of older adults who are suffering from an emotional illness or acute mental health problem.

To ensure excellent access and care, we offer free confidential phone consultation to help determine the appropriate level of care, assistance locating the least restrictive environment that can meet the individual''s needs and management of the patient''s secondary medical conditions. 
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a free and confidential service for those who are seeking help when they feel like there is nowhere to turn. (800) 273-8255 (TALK) can be dialed toll-free from anywhere in the United States 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Trained crisis center staff are available to listen to your needs and offer:

  • Crisis counseling
  • Suicide intervention
  • Mental health referral information

You are not alone. They are there to listen and to help you find your way back to a happier, healthier life. Who should call?

  • Anyone, but especially those who feel sad, hopeless, or suicidal
  • Family and friends who are concerned about a loved one who may be experiencing these feelings
  • Anyone interested in suicide prevention, treatment, and service referrals

How can you help someone?
If you know someone who you think may be suicidal, show that you care by:

  • Listening to the person with sincere concern for his/her feelings. Do not offer advice, but let the person know that he/she is not alone.
  • Sharing your feelings with the person. If you feel that he/she may make a reckless decision, say that you are concerned. This person needs to know that he/she is important to you and that you care.
  • Inquiring – in a straightforward and caring manner – if he/she has had suicidal thoughts or has made a suicidal plan. If you feel you cannot ask the question, find someone who can.

Suicide Warning Signs

  • Threatening to hurt or kill oneself or talking about wanting to hurt or kill oneself
  • Looking for ways to kill oneself by seeking access to firearms, available pills, or other means
  • Talking or writing about death, dying, or suicide when these actions are out of the ordinary for the person
  • Feeling hopeless
  • Feeling rage or uncontrolled anger or seeking revenge
  • Acting recklessly or engaging in risky activities – seemingly without thinking
  • Feeling trapped – like there’s no way out
  • Increased alcohol or drug use
  • Withdrawing from friends, family and society
  • Feeling anxious or agitated, being unable to sleep, or sleeping all the time
  • Experiencing dramatic mood changes
  • Seeing no reason for living or having no sense of purpose in life. 

Visiting Hours in the Behavioral Health Units are limited in order to allow maximum participation in therapies throughout the day without interruption. 
    Adult Behavioral Health Units: (Florence and Edgewood)
    Monday through Friday:  6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    Weekends and Holidays: 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. to7:30 p.m.

    Geriatric Behavioral Health Units:
    Monday through Friday:  1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    Weekends and Holidays: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Please Note: Requests for patient visitation outside established visiting hours need to be arranged with the treatment team. Visitors are limited to two at a time. Children under 14 are not permitted to visit.




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