COVID-19 and Vaccine Information
Masks are still required in healthcare settings per CDC and state health department guidelines.
Our 20-bed inpatient unit, located on the main campus of PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center, provides a healing and supportive environment for our patients in need of psychiatric care . We treat each patient with dignity and respect and are committed to promoting personal and community health.
We are licensed by the Washington State Department of Health and the Washington State Division of Mental Health.
Through the collaborative work of dedicated professionals, we provide comprehensive care for behavioral health clients in Whatcom County. This includes both treatment and referral services. We offer voluntary admissions, involuntary commitments and less-restrictive alternatives for the betterment and wellbeing of our patients.
Please note that we do not provide outpatient mental health services.
If you believe that you meet the eligibility criteria or have any medical emergency, please come to the Emergency Department to proceed with a thorough assessment. Please note that the criteria for voluntary inpatient psychiatric hospitalization includes additional factors that the ED team will assess for appropriate placement and/or outpatient referrals.
This unit treats adults on a voluntary or involuntary basis, who present an acute psychiatric illness requiring inpatient hospital treatment.
Note: Admissions must be referred by a physician, a mental health provider, or by the county triage system.