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San Antonio Behavioral Healthcare Hospital (SABHH) is a 198-bed, acute care psychiatric and substance abuse treatment facility providing a Trauma-Informed Care environment with evidence-based treatment programing.

The compassionate staff at SABHH brings decades of behavioral health experience and maintains a steadfast commitment to holistic wellness through medication management, group, individual therapy, family session(s), and specialized mental health treatment programs.

Each patient receives an individualized service plan to meet their needs.

Open 24/7
Aleen Davis Arabit - Chief Executive Officer
(210) 541-5300
Lauren Turner - Business Development Manager Send email
(210) 772-0511

San Antonio Behavioral Healthcare Hospital offers inpatient and partial hospitalization pre-teen and teen mental health programs designed to support young people, ages 9 to 17, who require structured care and monitoring for behavioral conditions or substance abuse.

Our facility provides a safe, supportive and therapeutic environment for treatment of teen mental illness. Because our team of adolescent specialists recognize and understand the unique needs of teen patients dealing with emotional and psychological disorders, our youth programs are tailored to the special needs of youth seeking treatment for mental health issues.

A written aftercare plan is developed with the participation of the adolescent and family before release from San Antonio Behavioral Healthcare Hospital.

This includes recommendations for further treatment, as well as educating family members and loved ones how to support the patient in normal life. To ensure continued support and care, follow-up appointments are also scheduled as needed.

Program Methods:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Family Therapy Session
  • Individual Therapy

We accept most commercial insurances: Tricare, Commercial Insurance, Medicare and Medicaid.

General Inquiries
(210) 541-5300
Updated within the last 2 months.

The adult inpatient acute care treatment and substance abuse programs at SABHH help those who are experiencing behavioral, emotional and/or substance abuse problems. Our psychiatric hospital offers a safe and secure environment, with highly trained, caring, board-certified staff who provide an atmosphere that promotes stabilization and healing.

Our dedicated and caring team works tirelessly to assess, stabilize, and help each patient regain the necessary skills to control their emotions and behaviors. Because behavioral health issues vary with every patient, our inpatient psychiatric treatment programs are tailored to meet each individual’s specific needs.

Patients who are 18 and older may enter our adult inpatient mental health & substance use program due to:

  • Mood disorders (depression, bipolar disorder)
  • Anxiety disorders (generalized anxiety, panic disorder, agoraphobia)
  • PTSD
  • Impulse control disorder
  • Suicidal Ideation or attempts
  • Self-harm behaviors
  • Threatened, attempted, or engaged in physical violence to others
  • Substance abuse
  • Thought disorders (delusions, hallucinations, paranoia)

Program Specifics

  • Group and family therapy sessions
  • Recreational and expressive therapies
  • Stress management and coping skills
  • Life skills
  • Patient education to improve understanding of the illness
  • Aftercare and discharge planning
  • Intensive assessment and evaluation
  • Medication management and education
  • Art therapy
  • Music therapy
  • Movement therapy (yoga, tai chi, meditation)

We accept most commercial insurances: Tricare, Commercial Insurance, Medicare and Medicaid.

Open 24/7
Updated within the last 2 months.

Important Items to Bring:

It’s important to bring any home medications you or your loved one may have with you prior to your arrival at the hospital. Not doing so can result in long extended wait times.

This program, referred to as IOP, is for adults ages 18 and older, and focuses on psychiatric concerns, substance abuse/mis-use issues, or both.

IOP is ideal for the patient who has achieved some stability, but continues to need more intensive treatment. While in IOP, patients will continue to work with their medication management professional.

Our ultimate goal, is to provide a safe and nurturing environment where our patients can continue their road to healing.

Weekly visits with a psychiatrist and therapist are NOT included at this level of care. Patients will receive community referrals for these services.

Hours are flexible, based on each patient's needs.
- Patient Advocate Team
(210) 541-5340
Updated within the last 1 month.

San Antonio Behavioral Healthcare Hospital’s Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), is a structured, therapeutic program that assists in transitioning patients from an acute psychiatric setting to a more independent life in the community. The program is designed to increase and maintain the therapeutic gains individuals have made as patients in the hospital. It may also help prevent the need for future hospitalizations. PHP is tailored to meet each individual’s needs and provides direction and tools that each participant can use in their daily lives.

A psychiatrist will meet with each participant at least once a week, or more often if necessary, to provide medication management, assess health issues, and review progress of the treatment plan. Masters' level therapists and an RN/LVN will lead six groups each day. The curriculum rotates to ensure all participants benefit from a broad range of therapeutic topics.

Program Goals:

  • Advance understanding of Trauma/Stress disorders and how it is affecting their life
  • Decrease emotional numbing and avoidance, increase helpful coping, reduce feelings of edginess
  • Decrease depression, guilt, shame, and anger, improve day-to-day living

We specialize in the treatment of:

  • Trauma (Military, Sexual Trauma, Childhood Trauma, Domestic Violence)
  • Acute Stress Disorder
  • Co-occurring (Trauma/Substance Abuse) Disorders
  • Combat and Operational Stress
  • Substance Abuse Disorders
  • Suicidal and Homicidal Ideation
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Marital and Family Reintegration

Program Highlights:

  • Daily Group Therapy including Process, CPT, CBT, and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
  • Seeking Safety
  • Disease Concept
  • Step Study
  • Spirituality
  • Yoga
  • Nutrition Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy weekly

We accept most commercial insurances: Tricare, Commercial Insurance, Medicare and Medicaid.

Monday-Friday: 9am-3pm, lunch is provided Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Updated within the last 1 month.

Behavioral Health Services for PTSD, Depression, Substance Abuse, Sexual Trauma and more

What happens when our warriors need mental and behavioral health services and substance abuse treatment? Active-duty military and their families from San Antonio, South Texas and across the country can rely on the Victory program to help them with a variety of mental health resources.


Victory is a physician-led behavioral health program that caters to the specific and unique needs of our warriors. We use a number of different therapies, including the clinical practice guidelines recommended by the Department of Defense and Veteran’s Administration.


Victory’s mission is to deliver quality care by using cutting-edge science and outcome-based treatments tailored to the needs of each service member we treat. The Victory program helps provide stability and resiliency for those struggling with issues related to:

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Depression
  • Substance abuse
  • Detox
  • Sexual trauma
  • Combat and non-combat trauma
  • General psychiatric challenges
  • Crisis stabilization
  • Anxiety
  • Personality disorder

Behavioral Health Therapy for Military in San Antonio

We help our patients succeed by providing an environment that fosters positive changes through evidence-based therapeutic interventions, including:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Prolonged Exposure (PE)
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)

Victory Mental Health Program Specifics:

  • Therapy for Trauma
  • Substance Abuse Treatment and Detoxification
  • Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Common Issues Treated:

  • PTSD
  • Military Sexual Trauma
  • Crisis Stabilization
  • Substance Abuse/Detoxification
  • Mental Health Disorders


Updated within the last 4 months.

If not properly treated, substance abuse will result in serious health, relationship, employment, scholastic and legal ramifications. At San Antonio Behavioral Healthcare Hospital, we believe in wellness and leading a recovered life. We also understand that the road to recovery and sobriety is a long one and that abstaining from the alcohol or drug use is just one part of what needs to change in the person. By engaging in our comprehensive addiction treatment program, adolescents and adults who are struggling with substance abuse and addiction can develop the skills needed to not only break the cycle of addiction, but to address the entirety of their life and engage in what must change to maintain life-long happiness and sobriety.

An integrated Treatment Team approach provides a structured framework in which the patient's progress is measured and monitored. The treatment team is comprised of psychiatrists, internist, individual and family therapists, licensed addiction counselors, psychiatric nurses, dietitian, recreational therapists and multidisciplinary specialists in substance abuse and addiction.

Scope of Substance Abuse Treatment Services Include:

  • Assessment/Detoxification, a medical and psychological period which frees each patient from alcohol and drugs.
  • Individualized treatment planning occurs utilizing laboratory testing, psychological and psychiatric evaluations, and other clinical evaluations. Intensive inpatient program of individual and group therapy and therapeutic community interaction.
  • Family therapy programs which provide family members with a greater understanding of their role in the recovery process.
  • Living skills such as non-chemical coping, relaxation techniques, problem solving, assertiveness training, nutrition, and maintaining personal health and fitness.
  • Orientation of the patient and their families to self-help groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Alon, Cocaine Anonymous and other supportive resources.
  • Assistance with the transition back to the community and after care treatment is included at no extra charge. Referrals are made to self-help groups, private practitioners, sober living facilities and other outpatient community based resources.

Daily mental health services include:

  • Medication Management
  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Therapeutic Recreation Activities Program

We accept most commercial insurances: Tricare, Commercial Insurance, Medicare and Medicaid.

Open 24/7
Updated within the last 1 month.

San Antonio Behavioral Healthcare Hospital is now offering Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) treatments for adults ages 18 and older who suffer from severe depression. TMS is an outpatient procedure ideal for patients with symptoms that cannot be managed by medication. If you have found that medication and talk therapy are not working for you, there is a chance that you may be treatment resistant. TMS is a proven, effective treatment alternative for those who fall within the treatment resistant category. San Antonio Behavioral Healthcare Hospital, is the first private hospital to offer this service.

TMS is not recommended for people with certain metal or implanted medical devices.

Inpatient and outpatient procedures are covered by most insurance plans, including Medicare.

Updated within the last year