Behavioral Health

Indiana University Health offers comprehensive services for a wide range of behavioral illnesses including substance abuse, anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder.

At Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital, our teams treat you as an individual, addressing your unique needs with an integrated approach. You receive a customized assessment and comprehensive care plan that may include medical and psychosocial evaluation, psychiatric and occupational therapy, medicine management and ongoing medical treatment.

Your team of behavioral health experts may include physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, clinical nurse specialists, social workers, nurses, therapists and dietitians. Our individual, group and family therapy programs are available on an inpatient or outpatient basis.

Our affiliation with the Indiana University School of Medicine gives you access to the latest in behavioral health research and treatment options. For your convenience, services for children and adults are available at IU Health locations throughout Indiana.

Inpatient Services

IU Health Bloomington Hospital offers inpatient services for individuals with behavioral or psychological disorders that require a high degree of care and supervision.

Access Center

Our Access Center provides an assessment of your presenting problem(s) and identifies the appropriate level and type of care you need. In the event that acute inpatient hospitalization is required, our access counselors will help patients and families through the process.

The access counselor clarifies what to bring for hospitalization, describes the process, works to verify payer source and helps with pre-certification when necessary. During times of intense stress and difficulty, the counselor will help in getting the patient admitted to the hospital. In the event another level of service is needed, the counselor will help connect you with the appropriate type of care.

Acute Inpatient Hospitalization

Acute inpatient care and services are provided to individuals experiencing a crisis in their lives that has resulted in their inability to function successfully on a daily basis. The person may be a danger to him/herself or find it difficult to control angry and aggressive impulses. In some cases, the inability to function adequately may be due to schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or depression and related disorders.

We recognize that being away from home and familiar surroundings can be difficult, so we work with the patient, family and other support systems to plan successfully for discharge and follow-up care. 

Outpatient Services

Outpatient treatment preserves family routine and eliminates the disruption associated with hospitalization. IU Health Bloomington Hospital offers:

  • Psychiatric consultation and medicine evaluation
  • Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
  • Individual psychotherapy and psychoeducational groups
  • Medical and psychosocial evaluation
  • Medical management
  • Individual, group and family therapy

The care we offer is as individual as the people we serve. Participants develop healthy goals and ways to reach these goals, with an emphasis on preventing relapse of emotional distress. Referrals are made by private therapists, physicians, social service agencies and other sources. Patients are evaluated to determine which program is appropriate for their situation.

For information about free (or low cost) local support groups, please call “211” to discover support options available to you in your area. 

Psychiatric Consultation and Medication Evaluation

Our board certified psychiatrists and nurse practitioners provide diagnostic assessments and recommendations for treatment. With the assistance of our registered nurses, we offer ongoing follow-up telephone consultation for individuals between appointments and networking with referring professionals.

Intensive Outpatient Program

We have designed our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) to assist individuals who do not require hospitalization, but can benefit from participation in a structured therapeutic program to address psychiatric needs in a supportive, caring environment.

IOP components include:

  • Recognizing personal strengths and problem areas
  • Gaining greater understanding of the relationships between thought and behavior
  • Setting immediate and long-term goals
  • Developing structured homework assignments
  • Helping change emotions and behaviors

The IOP offers group therapy and educational groups to help you develop coping skills and improve your mental health and ability to function in daily life.

Individual Psychotherapy and Psychoeducational Groups

Our individual and group sessions are led by licensed therapists are available both days and evenings for individuals with anxiety, depression, relationship issues and other needs.

Forms to Complete and Bring to Your First Appointment

Pre-registration Information


Patient Depression Questionnaire & Assessment

Payment Policy

Referral Form

Additional Contact Information

Inpatient Services
Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital Behavioral Health Inpatient Services
601 West Second St.
Bloomington, IN 47403

Outpatient Services
Indiana University Health Behavioral Health Outpatient Services
445 South Landmark Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47403
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