EastPointe Hospital opened its doors as the only free-standing adult psychiatric hospital in Baldwin County in July 2012. It offers the highest level of behavioral supports to patients experiencing mental distress. We care for adults 19 years of age or older who are in psychiatric crisis and require 24-hour support and supervision. We offer evaluation and treatment to individuals who may be at risk to themselves or others or who may be unable to care for themselves because of their psychiatric symptoms. EastPointe is licensed by the Alabama Department of Public Health.
Operated by AltaPointe Health Systems, EastPointe’s experienced healthcare professionals provide treatment that focuses on stabilizing psychiatric symptoms, preventing psychiatric commitment and ultimately improving quality of life. Our program cares for patients who have been diagnosed with illnesses such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, depression and anxiety.
Though EastPointe is a new hospital, the building is not new. It was constructed in 1986 by Bradford Healthcare facility. The Alabama Department of Mental Health (ADMH) purchased it many years later. ADMH operated the Searcy State Hospital’s assessment center in the early 90s. It was known as the Emmett Poundstone Mental Health Facility at that time. Later, it became home to the Albert P. Brewer Developmental Center when the facility of that same name moved there from Mobile in the late 90s. ADMH vacated the building in 2004. The Shoulder, an alcohol and drug rehabilitation organization used a portion of the building from 2005 to 2012.