Boston Medical Center’s Brockton Behavioral Health Center (BBHC) Inpatient Psychiatric Service offers referral-only, 24-hours/7 day care for patients who need secure psychiatric treatment in an acute inpatient setting.  Our services are available to all eligible patients regardless of their ability to pay.

Program Overview

Our 56 inpatient beds are spread across two secure units, and we see patients across the full spectrum of psychiatric conditions, including: anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, depressive disorders, personality disorders, psychiatric conditions caused by medical illness, schizophrenia spectrum disorders, substance use disorder, co-occurring disorders and other psychiatric and medical needs.

Our patients are treated as individuals  and receive specialized, trauma-informed care tailored to meet their unique needs and goals. Our treatment options and support services include:

  • Group therapy
  • Individual therapy
  • Substance use disorder treatment
  • Medication effectiveness evaluation
  • Occupational therapy
  • Psychotherapy
  • Peer support
  • Discharge planning
  • Recovery and safety planning
  • Care coordination
  • Family support & counseling

Most patients have an average length of stay of 10 days. Our goal is to help patients achieve mental health stabilization so that they are equipped to return to their natural community or to the next level of care. Prior to discharge, patients will develop a complete plan to move on to the next steps of their treatment plan in coordination with our social workers.

About Our Team

As an employer, we value diversity and representation. Our leadership and staff offer culturally competent services and reflect the makeup of the Brockton community. Our Inpatient Psychiatric service team is made up of multi-disciplinary staff consisting of a medical director, patient care director, psychologists, psychiatrists, psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners, social workers, registered nurses, mental health specialists, peer specialists, occupational therapists, an internist, a family nurse practitioner, a registered dietician and a pharmacist. All of our team members work with patients to ensure they receive the highest-quality patient care. We offer many services in languages other than English, including (not limited to) Spanish, Haitian Creole, and Cape Verdean.

Our Location

We are located in Brockton, MA on N. Pearl Street, which is near exit 33 on Route 24 and about 30 minutes from downtown Boston. Our inpatient psychiatry services are available by referral only.

Referral Process

We receive referrals through multiple sources, including Emergency Departments, inpatient, residential, and outpatient settings. To refer a patient:

  1. Referring agencies will submit patient information (diagnosis, reason for referrals, current medical list, current treatment plans, etc.) to the unit coordinators.
  2. Our inpatient psychiatry service staff will review the referral to determine eligibility for program admission.
  3. Upon approval, the unit coordinators will contact the referring agency to coordinate logistics for your patients’ arrival to our program.
  4. We accept most insurances including Masshealth, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Tufts and Medicare.

Preparing for a hospital stay

If you are able to prepare prior to arrival or if you have friends/family who can bring in your personal items, here are some things you may want to bring:

  • Casual, machine-washable clothing as our facility is equipped with washing machines and dryers.
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Coat or jacket
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Shampoo
  • Hairbrush
  • Eyeglasses
  • Non aerosol deodorant
  • Feminine hygiene product
  • Hearing aids
  • Dentures
  • CPAP machines

Basic hygiene kits will be provided at no cost to our patients but the above items may increase comfortability while here.