Laurel Oaks Behavioral Health Center

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Laurel Oaks Behavioral Health Center is a specialized provider of Acute Psychiatric Hospitalization and longer term Intensive Residential Treatment services for children and adolescents ages four to eighteen.

Our goals are to provide a comprehensive assessment of children, to understand their needs, and to provide short-term treatment and aftercare planning.


Laurel Oaks offers specialized treatment services for youth with severe psychiatric disorders, including those with additional challenges such as mild or moderate mental retardation or other cognitive delay, abuse and/or neglect victimization, substance abuse problems, and/ or high risk behaviors (i.e. suicidal/ self harming, assaultive, running away, etc.).A comprehensive array of assessment and treatment services are offered on site including psycho-social assessment, psychiatric evaluation, medication management (when indicated), individual, group and family therapies, group psycho-education (with focus on development of social, communication, and daily living skills, problem solving and anger management/ coping skills), family support and education.


Located in Dothan, AL the 55,000 square foot facility is situated on approximately ten acres in the southeast corner of the state, approximately 20 miles from both Florida and Georgia. T he city serves as the main transportation and commercial hub for a significant part of southeastern Alabama, southwest Georgia, and nearby portions of the Florida Panhandle. Dothan is a mid size city offering amenities to meet most any lifestyle preference. It experiences hot, humid summers and generally mild winters.


Laurel Oaks Behavioral Health Center is owned and operated by a subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) one of the nation s largest hospital management companies.