Carolinas HealthCare System

Senior Behavioral Medicine Unit

Who Do We Treat?

  • Patients 55 and above with a primary diagnosis that is psychiatric
  • Voluntary and involuntary patients

What Do We Provide?

  • Crisis intervention and stabilization
  • Medication management
  • Multidisciplinary, individualized treatment plans
  • Groups
  • Family support

When to Refer?

  • When the patient's primary problem becomes psychiatric
  • When the patient has significant disturbances in mood, thought or behavior that cannot be treated successfully or safely in an outpatient setting
  • Other reasons to refer: depression, anxiety, panic disorders and grief.


  • The unit Is located on the 4th floor of the hospital (4b)

Referral Information?

  • No physician referral is required
  • 24 hours a day
  • Call the referral pager #704-720-1201 and a clinician will call you back to obtain information for the psychiatrist
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