Treatment and support to live healthy, rewarding lives.

Appropriate and timely care and attention for behavioral health illnesses will provide hope for tomorrow and restore quality living. Services are targeted to help people live healthier lives in mind, body, spirit and overall health, and to assist with a variety of issues — everything from depression and anxiety to serious mental illnesses.

Behavioral Health Programs

Inpatient Services

In addition to convenient outpatient care across the region, specialized inpatient units are available at ECU Health Medical Center, ECU Health North Hospital and ECU Health Roanoke-Chowan Hospital.

Outpatient Services

ECU Health Behavioral Health provides outpatient behavioral health services and programs in multiple locations in our region. We offer individual, group and/or family sessions designed and recommended to meet your particular needs. We also offer an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) at ECU Health Multispecialty Clinic – Tarboro (252-641-8246) as well as Structured Outpatient Programs at ECU Health Bertie Hospital in Windsor (252-794-6637) and ECU Health Chowan Hospital in Edenton (252-482-6347).

Collaborative Care

ECU Health Behavioral Health provides care for depression and anxiety at selected clinics where both behavioral health and physical health care is provided by physicians, therapists and psychiatric consultants.

Animal-assisted Therapy

Animal-assisted therapy at ECU Health is used to enhance and complement the benefits of traditional therapy. Animals such as dogs and cats are incorporated into your treatment plan — a technique that has shown positive outcomes and improved emotional well-being in people who live with a variety of behavioral health conditions.

Recreational Therapy Internships

ECU Health Medical Center offers recreational therapy (RT) and recreational therapy assistant (RTA) internships in the Behavioral Health and Rehabilitation service areas. During the 14-week program, interns function as an integral part of an interdisciplinary team, while assisting in the development of quality programming to include assessment, documentation, planning, implementation and evaluation. RT interns are required to complete 560 hours, and RTA interns are required to complete 380 hours.