Behavioral Health

Get the help you need to reclaim your emotional well-being

When your sadness, lack of focus, stress or behavioral issues persist beyond a short period and start to interfere with your day-to-day life, you may need professional help from physicians and other mental health experts. 

Behavioral Health is a specialty that offers medical and therapeutic services to people suffering from anxiety, depression, eating disorders, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, schizophrenia, autism and the effects of sexual abuse. 

From inpatient care to outpatient therapy, IU Health Behavioral Health offers a wide range of services to support patients with behavioral, psychiatric and psychological needs.

Our Approach to Behavioral HealthSlice

If you’ve been diagnosed with a behavioral health condition, you may have difficulty coping with the challenges of everyday life. 

Our goal is to help you return to being an active, productive participant in your family, community and work while supporting your mental and emotional well-being. Your multidisciplinary behavioral health treatment team may include clinical nurse specialists, therapists, psychologists and board-certified psychiatrists who specialize in adult or adolescent care.

Inpatient Services

Inpatient services, in which you are admitted to the hospital for treatment, are available for children, adolescents and adults of all ages seeking intensive care for their mental health conditions like depression, behavioral problems, psychosis, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

We have a child and adolescent inpatient unit at Riley Hospital for Children and an adult inpatient unit at IU Health Methodist in Indianapolis.

Partial Hospitalization Program

If you need intensive treatment, but are able to function outside of the inpatient setting, our partial hospitalization program provides a balance between structure and independence. Process group therapy serves as the foundation of this program that is available for children, adolescents and adults. 

All patients will receive an individual treatment plan which may include medication management, group therapy and family therapy. Time commitment for this program would be five days per week (Monday through Friday), 9am-3pm.

Mental Health Intensive Outpatient Program

Often offered after the partial hospitalization program, this program also provides intensive treatment outside of the inpatient setting. Our intensive outpatient program provides a balance between structure and independence. Process group therapy serves as the foundation of this program that is available for adults. 

All patients will receive an individual treatment plan which may include medication management, group therapy and family therapy. Time commitment for this program would be Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9am-noon.

Individual Therapy

If you can function independently but need help dealing with personal issues and problems, you can benefit from outpatient, individual therapy. Patients with mood and anxiety disorders may choose individual therapy as a way to work through the difficult things in their life and learn tools that can help them move forward.

Individual therapy services are offered at the following locations. To schedule an appointment, please call:

For IU Health team members, free counseling is offered through the IU Health Employee Assistance Program. To schedule an appointment for EAP, please call 317.962.8001.

Group Counseling

Group counseling is a way to work through your problems and learn from others experiencing similar situations. IU Health offers facilitated group counseling for people seeking help and support for a wide range of topics. 

To schedule an appointment for group counseling, call IU Health Physicians Behavioral Health at 317.329.7313.

Electroconvulsive Therapy

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), also known as electroshock therapy, is a safe and effective medical procedure that gives the brain electrical stimulation. ECT treats psychiatric disorders including depression, manic-depressive illness and schizophrenia.

Specialized Services

We offer specialized, comprehensive treatment for a wide range of conditions and disorders. People suffering from anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, eating disorders, depression, chemical dependency, or memory and cognitive issues can find options for treatment at an IU Health location.

Our Approach to Behavioral Health

If you’ve been diagnosed with a behavioral health condition, you may have difficulty coping with the challenges of everyday life. 

Our goal is to help you return to being an active, productive participant in your family, community and work while supporting your mental and emotional well-being. Your multidisciplinary behavioral health treatment team may include clinical nurse specialists, therapists, psychologists and board-certified psychiatrists who specialize in adult or adolescent care.

Inpatient Services

Inpatient services, in which you are admitted to the hospital for treatment, are available for children, adolescents and adults of all ages seeking intensive care for their mental health conditions like depression, behavioral problems, psychosis, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

We have a child and adolescent inpatient unit at Riley Hospital for Children and an adult inpatient unit at IU Health Methodist in Indianapolis.

Partial Hospitalization Program

If you need intensive treatment, but are able to function outside of the inpatient setting, our partial hospitalization program provides a balance between structure and independence. Process group therapy serves as the foundation of this program that is available for children, adolescents and adults. 

All patients will receive an individual treatment plan which may include medication management, group therapy and family therapy. Time commitment for this program would be five days per week (Monday through Friday), 9am-3pm.

Mental Health Intensive Outpatient Program

Often offered after the partial hospitalization program, this program also provides intensive treatment outside of the inpatient setting. Our intensive outpatient program provides a balance between structure and independence. Process group therapy serves as the foundation of this program that is available for adults. 

All patients will receive an individual treatment plan which may include medication management, group therapy and family therapy. Time commitment for this program would be Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9am-noon.

Individual Therapy

If you can function independently but need help dealing with personal issues and problems, you can benefit from outpatient, individual therapy. Patients with mood and anxiety disorders may choose individual therapy as a way to work through the difficult things in their life and learn tools that can help them move forward.

Individual therapy services are offered at the following locations. To schedule an appointment, please call:

For IU Health team members, free counseling is offered through the IU Health Employee Assistance Program. To schedule an appointment for EAP, please call 317.962.8001.

Group Counseling

Group counseling is a way to work through your problems and learn from others experiencing similar situations. IU Health offers facilitated group counseling for people seeking help and support for a wide range of topics. 

To schedule an appointment for group counseling, call IU Health Physicians Behavioral Health at 317.329.7313.

Electroconvulsive Therapy

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), also known as electroshock therapy, is a safe and effective medical procedure that gives the brain electrical stimulation. ECT treats psychiatric disorders including depression, manic-depressive illness and schizophrenia.

Specialized Services

We offer specialized, comprehensive treatment for a wide range of conditions and disorders. People suffering from anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, eating disorders, depression, chemical dependency, or memory and cognitive issues can find options for treatment at an IU Health location.

Why IU Health for Behavioral HealthSlice

Through our partnership with the IU School of Medicine, we bring you the latest treatment options from research in behavioral health. The IU School of Medicine also offers fellowships and residencies in a variety of psychiatric disciplines.

Why IU Health for Behavioral Health

Through our partnership with the IU School of Medicine, we bring you the latest treatment options from research in behavioral health. The IU School of Medicine also offers fellowships and residencies in a variety of psychiatric disciplines.

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