Behavioral and Mental Health | Ascension
Ascension St. Vincent’s East

Ascension St. Vincent’s East

  • Hospital/Medical Center
  • Imaging
  • Laboratory
  • Mental Health
  • Primary Care/Clinic


50 Medical Park Drive East
Birmingham,  AL  35235





Inpatient behavioral health care for adults

Doctors and care teams at Ascension St. Vincent’s East in Birmingham, Alabama, provide 24/7 inpatient behavioral and mental health care for adults.

At Ascension St. Vincent’s East in Birmingham, Alabama, we provide 24/7 behavioral and mental health care for adults. Caring for your mental and emotional health can help you more easily handle the stressors that can impact your overall health. If you are feeling sad, overwhelmed or anxious, or struggle with substance use or addiction, start a conversation with your primary care doctor. 

If you have a non-emergency mental health concern for yourself or a loved one, call the Ascension St. Vincent’s East 24-hour intake line, 205-838-6799

Know what to do in a mental health emergency

Quickly recognizing the signs that you or a loved one is experiencing moderate to severe mental or emotional distress is the first step in getting necessary care. For emergencies, including severe mental health distress and suspected substance overdose, the ER at our hospital is open 24/7.

Find an ER location near you.

If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, go directly to the ER or dial 911.

Dedicated behavioral health care for adults and seniors

Our care team at the behavioral health unit in the hospital provides inpatient care, activity rooms, dining, and several types of medical and psychiatric procedures, including electroconvulsive therapy. Experienced psychiatrists, nurses, mental health technicians, social workers and recreational therapists are here to help. Our goal is to provide a comfortable, therapeutic environment that supports your care and recovery. We also provide dedicated treatments for older adults who may be experiencing:

  • Depression and anxiety
  • Grief
  • Isolation and withdrawal
  • Neglect of personal or domestic hygiene