Intense Care for Difficult Times

Adult Behavioral Health

When you’re suffering, it can feel like life will never get better. Don’t believe the lie. With the right care, treatment and support, you or your loved one can get through the dark times to find hope and healing.

24-Hour Monitoring and Treatment

The Barnes III Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit provides 24-hour care and monitoring for adults aged18 and older. This unit provides the most intense level of treatment for mental health and addictive disorders, including danger of suicide or other self-harm. We treat a diverse group of patients with a wide range of conditions and problems, including bipolar disorder, addiction and substance abuse, major depression and psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia. Each patient’s care and treatment is tailored specifically for their needs, life experiences and issues. We respect your heart, mind and voice at all times and will tailor an individual care plan based on your specific needs.

What We Offer

Advanced Treatment from Experienced Specialists

Our multispecialty team works together and with you to create a treatment plan that works. With knowledge of and access to the most advanced and latest proven medications, techniques and treatments, our specialists will find the right combination to help you get on with living a fulfilling life.

Follow-Up and Support

As part of Bristol Health Network, we can ensure you have the follow-up treatment and services you need. We offer outpatient behavioral health care through our off-site Counseling Center and also work with professionals and organizations throughout the greater Bristol community to ensure high-quality behavioral health support.

Family Involvement and Support

When a loved one is going through a dark time, the entire family is affected. We work closely with families — with respect for each patient’s wishes and privacy — to help them understand their loved one’s condition and treatment and to prepare them for life after their loved one is released.

Part of the Bristol Health Network and Community

We work with other professionals and organizations to meet the growing and changing needs of the greater Bristol community and beyond. Our services include education and training to ensure high-quality mental health care is available for all who need it.

Experienced and Up to Date Treatment

Behavioral health care has changed dramatically through the years and can now help people who may have had low quality of life and even been institutionalized in the past. Our multispecialty behavioral health team is intensively trained and extensively experienced in the latest proven tools and techniques. We’re committed to continuous improvement.

Referrals and Insurance

Referrals can be made from community agencies, outpatient providers, home health agencies, families and managed care companies. Bristol Hospital participates in most insurance and Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) networks. Bristol Hospital is also Medicare and Medicaid certified. 

News, Advice & Stories

Jan 21, 2020

Healthy Living: Set some health goals you can stick to for 2020

Every year millions around the world see the New Year as a fresh start and an opportunity to accomplish big goals in the upcoming year. Many of us have started previous years with the resolve to lose 20 pounds, run a 5K, meditate more or eat less sugar, only to be exhausted and frustrated by February. So how do we create a plan for 2020 (and beyond) that we can actually stick to?

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Dec 16, 2019

Bristol Health to move its Southington location, expand its services

SOUTHINGTON – Bristol Health Medical Group has announced that it will be moving its Southington location into the former Rite-Aid building on Main Street, expanding its services as it aims for a January 2020 opening.

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Dec 04, 2019

Please contribute to the Lights of Love campaign

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and I’m not just talking about the holiday sea-son. It’s the roll out of the Bristol Health Homecare and Hospice’s Annual Lights of Love campaign.

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Nov 20, 2019

HEALTHY LIVING: Tips to have a healthy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving marks the official beginning of the holiday season. The holidays are a time of celebrating traditions and reconnecting with family and friends, but they can be an especially challenging few months for anyone trying to improve their diet. The following tips can help you manage your weight and maintain your health while still enjoying your favorite traditions.

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Nov 18, 2019

HEALTHY LIVING: Deciding when it's time for hospice

November is Home Care and Hospice month and it’s a good time to discuss hospice care and when it is appropriate. People often wonder when or if they should call hospice for help with a loved one.

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Nov 14, 2019

Bristol firefighters find another way to save lives through fundraiser

BRISTOL - As if saving people from burning buildings wasn’t enough, local firefighters have found another way to save lives in the community.

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Nov 08, 2019

Newest medical director at Bristol Hospital brings experience, veteran savvy

Bristol Hospital’s newest medical director brings with him over 25 years of experience in the healthcare field and 11 years in the Army Special Forces.

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Nov 07, 2019

Bristol Hospital Receives an ‘A’ for Patient Safety For The Fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Bristol Hospital was awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group’s fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes Bristol Hospital’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care. The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers.

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Nov 01, 2019

Back to Moving Pain Free

After three successful joint replacement surgeries, Maria Cianchetti was able to get back to moving pain-free with help from a Bristol Health physical therapist.

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Oct 22, 2019

Back to Active, Back to Life

Sandi has always been active. When a torn bicep and rotator cuff threatened her lifestyle, she trusted Bristol Health to help.

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