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About Hill Crest Behavioral Health

Hill Crest Behavioral Health Services is the only free-standing, full-service psychiatric hospital in the Greater Birmingham, Alabama area. Our campus-like setting provides an active, positive treatment environment for patients and their families. Drawing from a rich tradition in treating psychiatric illness for more than 95 years, Hill Crest remains committed to incorporating new developments in behavioral health and offers a full continuum of care.

Our programs and services include:

  • Inpatient Hospitalization
  • Outpatient Care
  • Residential Treatment
  • Group Homes

Our behavioral health hospital serves adolescents and adults suffering from mental illness, emotional problems and behavioral issues. A no-cost assessment is completed by a mental health professional. Admission is based on clinical need.

The medical and administrative staff at Hill Crest Behavioral Health delivers high-quality care and service with compassion. We offer distinct programs in adolescent and adult psychiatry. Our adolescent programs include residential treatment and intensive adolescent therapeutic group homes located in Jefferson County. Hill Crest also provides a 10-month school program allowing the continuance of any educational curriculum.

Our comprehensive range of inpatient and outpatient services provides individual, group, family, occupational and recreational therapies. Visit our Programs and Services page to learn more.

Welcome from Our CEO

Welcome to Hill Crest Behavioral Health Services’ website. Thank you for your interest in gaining more information about Hill Crest’s treatment programs and services. We’ve been providing compassionate and effective mental health services to patients for over 95 years.

Our professional staff will listen to your individual needs and deliver the highest quality treatment. Our continuum of care provides comprehensive, mental health services to adolescents and adults. We’re always available to discuss our programs and services, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

I’m proud to be leading our team of committed professionals that consistently excel in ensuring the best possible therapeutic outcomes for our patients and families.

Ballard Sheppard
Chief Executive Officer
Hill Crest Behavioral Health Services

Help is Just a Phone Call Away

Hill Crest Behavioral Health Services’ professional staff are here to help. Call 205-833-9000 or 800-292-8553 for a no-cost, confidential assessment 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you need immediate medical assistance, contact 911 or seek the nearest emergency room.