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Programs & Services

Programs & Services

Treatment at Hill Crest Behavioral Health Services

At Hill Crest Behavioral Health Services, we’re here to help you or a loved one get the care you need to step on the path to a happier, healthier life. We offer psychiatric treatment for adolescents and adults with mental illness, emotional problems and behavioral issues in our campus-like setting in Birmingham, Alabama. Admission to our facility is based on clinical need, and each individual receives a no-cost, confidential assessment by a mental health professional. Contact us to learn more about how Hill Crest Behavioral Health Services can help you or your loved one thrive.

Our psychiatric hospital’s medical and administrative staff provide compassion and care to every patient we serve. Our comprehensive range of inpatient and outpatient services provides individual, group, family, occupational and recreational therapies.


We offer inpatient hospitalization and residential treatment for adolescents ages 11-18 in a nurturing therapeutic environment. Adolescent residential programs and intensive adolescent therapeutic group homes are located in Jefferson County.

Adolescent programs at our facility are maintained on distinct, separate units. Hill Crest also provides a 10-month school program allowing continuance of any educational curriculum for the youth in our care.


We offer a highly structured, multidisciplinary Adult Program for patients ages 18 and older. Issues we address include depression, anxiety, psychosis, mood swings, sexual abuse issues, post traumatic stress disorders, identity disorders, co-occurring disorders, and other emotional problems.

Recreational Therapies

The Recreational Therapy program (Adjunctive Therapy) utilizes recreation and other activity-based interventions. This therapy is based upon the assessed needs of individuals with illness and/or disabling conditions. It also includes specialized group and family therapies.

The purpose of the program is to improve or maintain physical, cognitive, social, emotional and spiritual functioning. Adjunctive/Recreation Therapy offers additional support to the adolescents and adults in our care.

Program Features:

  • Teamwork
  • Self-confidence building
  • Self-esteem building
  • Aerobic dance/exercise
  • Co-ed sports
  • Social skills
  • Motor skills
  • Leisure education


  • Team sports
  • Music and art therapy
  • Cookouts
  • Weightlifting
  • Treadmill
  • Campus walk
  • Exercise bike
  • Fishing
Group of kids hanging out

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.