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Behavioral Medicine Unit


The Behavioral Medicine Unit (BMU), located on the campus of Walker Baptist Medical Center, offers a comprehensive range of treatments to help adults age 19 to 64 recover and regain their lives. Our 24-bed, locked, acute care unit provides a structured and supportive environment for patients to assure their safety and well-being with 24-hour nursing care.

Our staff of therapists, registered nurses, patient care assistants and psychiatrists are committed to providing quality behavioral health care. We offer a multidisciplinary approach to develop an individualized treatment plan for every patient that involves medication management, stress management and coping skills to deal with mental illness.

The Behavioral Medicine Unit partners with the Northwest Alabama Mental Health Center to provide a continuum of care with their services that include: outpatient therapy, partial hospitalization programs and intensive outpatient programs.



Referrals to our Jasper, Alabama location may be made by a physician, employer, community agency, clinician or individual. For assistance in making referrals to the Behavioral Medicine Unit, call 205-387-4540 or 1-800-992-5272. The BMU's fax number is 205-387-4723.



Our inpatient program provides treatment for a wide variety of mental illness disorders including: mood disorders, anxiety disorders and psychotic disorders.

The compassionate and individualized treatment plan is enhanced by family and support system involvement in the patient's care. During the inpatient program, treatment focuses on evaluation, stabilization and assistance for patients and their families to promote optimal mental health.


Discharge Planning

Discharge planning begins at time of admission with continued preparation as the patient progresses in the treatment process. We recognize the importance of timely and accessible follow-up care after a patient is discharged from the hospital.



Services are covered by most insurance companies as well as Medicare and Medicaid. Our staff will be happy to assist in verifying insurance coverage. Walker Baptist is fully accredited by CMS and the Joint Commission. We are a Department of Mental Health provider facility to receive court probated patients. 

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