BayPointe Hospital opened its doors in 2002 as a free-standing psychiatric hospital serving the Mobile community and specializing in children’s inpatient care. Located in west Mobile on a beautiful 15-acre campus, it offers short-term stabilization in an inpatient setting and long-term treatment in a residential setting for children and adolescents.
Many factors must be considered before admission to BayPointe is appropriate. Often these children have suffered from abuse, neglect or substance abuse and an intervention is desperately needed. They may be disruptive, sometimes uncontrollable, exhibiting suicidal, aggressive or other unsafe behaviors and can no longer function in their homes and community settings.
BayPointe hospital and residential programs are located in the same facility. Patients can move fluidly between programs depending on the level of care and the amount of time needed for treatment. BayPointe’s Children’s Hospital provides a caring and secure environment where children 5 to 12 years of age and adolescents 13 to 18 years of age receive the stabilization they need to alleviate their acute symptoms as swiftly as possible. BayPointe’s qualified staff provides supervision 24 hours a day, 7 days per week throughout an estimated stay of three to 10 days.
When a child or teen living with a psychiatric illness cannot thrive in the home or in a community-based setting, an intensive, structured program may be prescribed. BayPointe Children’s Residential Treatment Center cares for children 5 to 12 years of age and teens 13 to 18 years of age. The program provides medically monitored intensive and comprehensive psychiatric treatment for children and teens. The average length of stay is nine to 12 months.
BayPointe is accredited by The Joint Commission, certified by the Alabama Department of Mental Health and licensed by the Alabama Department of Public Health. It is a division of AltaPointe Health Systems, the largest psychiatric and behavioral healthcare provider in Alabama. AltaPointe has provided care since 1957, operating as Mobile Mental Health Center until it was rebranded in 2007. In addition to BayPointe, AltaPointe offers a comprehensive continuum of care for children and teens including outpatient, day treatment, residential and transitional age programs, all of which are tracked and monitored through electronic medical records.