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About Us

Why should you choose Laurel Oaks Behavioral Health Center?

Laurel Oaks Behavioral Health Center provides high quality, acute psychiatric hospitalization and longer-term intensive residential treatment for children and teens, ages four to 18. Laurel Oaks offers specialized treatment services for youth with severe psychiatric disorders, including those with additional challenges such as mild or moderate mental retardation or other cognitive delay, abuse and/or neglect victimization, substance abuse problems, and/ or high risk behaviors (i.e. suicidal/ self harming, assaultive, running away, etc.).

We are located on approximately ten acres in the southeast corner of the state, less than 20 miles from both Florida and Georgia. Our facility offers multiple residential units organized by age group, and it includes a registered private school, cosmetologist salon, a full service cafeteria and numerous recreational areas such as an in-ground swimming pool, gym, as well as tennis and basketball courts.

We provide:

  • psycho-social assessment
  • psychiatric evaluation
  • medication management (when indicated)
  • individual, group and family therapies
  • group psycho-education (with focus on development of social, communication, and daily living skills, problem solving and anger management/ coping skills)
  • family support
  • education

Our programs are designed for promoting health and safety.  All patients work with psychiatrists, master’s level therapists, social Workers, registered nurses, and mental health providers to address presenting concerns and develop a comprehensive aftercare plan. 

Our Mission

The mission of Laurel Oaks Behavioral Health Center is to enhance the quality of life for children, adolescents, their families and community by providing excellence in behavioral healthcare.

Our goals are to provide a comprehensive assessment of children, to understand their needs, and to provide short-term treatment and aftercare planning.

Laurel Oaks Behavioral Health Center is accredited by The Joint Commission, the Alabama State Board of Health, Alabama Department of Mental Health/Mental Retardation (DMH/MR), Alabama Department of Youth Services (DYS), and our school is accredited by the Alabama Department of Education.