Southeast Behavioral Health Unit

Office Information

Behavioral Health
1200 N. One Mile Road
Dexter, MO 63841
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Voluntary inpatient unit for short-term stabilization of acute psychiatric patients. 
15 Private Rooms

Medical Director: Dr. Pavan Palepu

Services Provided:

  • Activity therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Medication management
  • Memory and mental status assessment
  • Individual, group and family therapy
  • Patient and family education
  • Stress management, coping, and relaxation techniques
  • Stabilization of emergently ill psychiatric patients
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Recreational Therapy

Referral Information/ Admission Criteria:

  • Deemed unsafe
  • Active thoughts or actions of self harm/ Suicidal ideation or actions
  • Active thoughts or actions of harm to others/ Homicidal ideation or actions
  • Acute psychotic behavior (i.e. Bizarre behavior, insomnia, mania)
  • Acute stress reaction after a recent trauma/ panic attack
  • Depression, poor self-care or isolation
  • Patients must be medically stable
  • Patients must be 18 years or older
  • Patients must be willing to be admitted

Types of conditions treated: 

  • Depression
  • Schizoaffective disorders
  • Bipolar disorders
  • Anxiety disorders