At Methodist Hospital Specialty and Transplant, we are committed to providing an exceptional standard of care, which extends to our crisis stabilization services for behavioral health and substance abuse conditions. Our multi-disciplinary team and individualized treatment approach has served to provide a safe, comfortable environment that promotes recovery.

For more information about behavioral health services or to speak with a behavioral health specialist, please call (210) 575-0500.

Behavioral health diagnoses/conditions

Methodist Hospital Specialty and Transplant offers a full spectrum of adult and geriatric behavioral health services that diagnose and treat the following conditions:

  • Mood disorders
  • Suicidal behavior
  • Psychotic thinking
  • Schizophrenia
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric diagnosis with secondary chemical dependence

Symptoms of major depression

  • Depressed most of the day, nearly every day
  • Feeling sad, empty, hopeless or are teary
  • Feeling no pleasure or a significantly reduced interest in most activities of the day, nearly every day
  • Experiencing significant weight loss when not dieting
  • Weight gain or unexplained decrease or increase in appetite nearly every day
  • Insomnia or sleeping excessively nearly every day
  • Restlessness or slowed behavior that can be observed by others
  • Fatigue or loss of energy nearly every day
  • Feelings of worthlessness or excessive or inappropriate guilt, such as believing things that are not true nearly every day
  • Inability to concentrate or indecisiveness nearly every day
  • Recurring thoughts of suicide, death or planning a suicide
  • Attempted suicide

Symptoms of bipolar disorder

  • In most forms of bipolar disorder, moods alternate between elevated and depressed over time. However, with mixed bipolar disorder, a person experiences both mania and depression simultaneously or in rapid sequence.
  • Self-injury, often referred to as cutting, self-mutilation or self-harm, is an attempt to cope with overpowering negative emotions, such as extreme anger, anxiety and frustration. It is usually repetitive, not a one-time act.
  • When a person's illness follows the classic pattern, diagnosing bipolar disorder is relatively easy. However, bipolar disorder symptoms can defy the expected manic-depressive sequence.
  • Suicide is a very real risk for people with bipolar disorder, whether they are in a manic or depressive episode. Approximately 10 to 15 percent of people with bipolar disorder commit suicide. However, treatment greatly lowers the risk.

Behavioral health services and procedures

Methodist Healthcare offers behavioral health services for adults age 18 years and older. Our 74-bed secure unit, including a specialized 10-bed geriatric unit, is located at Methodist Hospital | Specialty and Transplant. Our goal at is to ensure that patients receive treatment in a setting that is conducive to their individualized needs. We offer a variety of treatment programs designed specifically for adults with mental health conditions.

Adult and senior behavioral health

  • Psychiatry services
  • Group therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Medication management
  • Nursing care services

Adult outpatient services

Opioid stabilization services

Our outpatient program provides an individualized approach to treating substance abuse disorders, with the combination of behavioral health therapy and medication. This program includes:

  • Physician evaluation
  • Medication management
  • Nursing education and care
  • Structured group therapy with licensed clinician
  • Weekly family support and education groups
  • Lab work, if needed
  • Routine drug screen

Intensive outpatient program

The program is designed to provide care for individuals who are stable on medications, but in need of psychotherapy intervention. Our program offers tracks for both mental health and substance abuse:

  • Mental health and substance abuse: Wednesday-Saturday; 9:00am - noon
  • Substance abuse evening hours: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Biweekly visits with Psychiatrist and/or Advanced Practitioner
  • Structured group therapy with licensed clinician
  • Weekly family support and education groups
  • Management of daily living skills and relapse prevention
  • Social services and case management
  • Aftercare peer support groups

Partial hospital program

This medically supervised day program provides services for individuals experiencing behavioral health and/or substance abuse issues. This is a structured weekday program designed to provide the same care and level of services as those received on an inpatient unit. Our program offers:

  • Monday-Friday; 9:00am - 3:30pm
  • Weekly visits with Psychiatrist and/or Advanced Practitioner
  • Nursing education and care
  • Structured group therapy with licensed clinician
  • Weekly family support and education groups
  • Occupational and recreational therapy
  • Social services and case management

For information on our treatment programs or to schedule an assessment, please contact our clinical team Monday-Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm at (210) 575-0509.

Visiting us

Outpatient services

Before a patient receives outpatient treatment, he or she must first complete an initial assessment. Please call (210) 575-0509 to reach our outpatient psychiatric clinic to schedule an initial evaluation. Our outpatient behavioral health programs are offered at the following address:

8109 Fredericksburg Rd.
San Antonio, Texas 78229

Inpatient services

Methodist Hospital Specialty and Transplant is located off Wurzbach Rd. and Floyd Curl Dr. Parking is available directly in front of the Emergency Room and Main Entrances. Upon entering the main entrance, please check in with our reception desk so we can navigate you to your final destination.

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