Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health

The SMMC Behavioral Health Unit is a 20-bed unit focused on providing adult behavioral health care. This unit, opened in March 2018, is the result of a partnership with West Texas Centers - the mental health authority in the region. This is an inpatient, secured unit.

Behavioral Health

1601 W. 11th Place
Big Spring, TX 79720

Scenic Mountain Medical Center is your community medical provider, serving the West Texas Region and its residents with compassionate, quality care. We are your family, friends and neighbors, and we work with and for our community to provide quality healthcare that fits your life and lifestyle.  The team at SMMC Behavioral Health is both passionate about quality behavioral health care and compassionate about those we serve. 

We recognize that emotional behavioral and chemical dependency problems can affect all areas of  person’s life. 

With proper support and services, people with mental illness can begin on a road to recovery and lead productive lives. Family involvement is encouraging and our program fosters therapy and support for spouses, parents, siblings and other family members and/or caregivers.

Our individualized treatment programs are designed to address our patients’ problems and needs. Each patient’s treatment team will assist in finding and using the tools needed to help build healthier, more positive life. 

Throughout the treatment experience, we work together with our patients and their families to encourage the best possible outcome and ongoing plan for success. 

Services offer a board-certified psychiatrist that oversees the program and patients on a daily. The treatment team also includes Registered Nurses, Licensed Vocational Nurses, Mental Health Technicians, Recreational Therapists, Social Workers, and Counselors. Medication and psychosocial interventions are utilized as appropriate for patients. 

Adult Psychiatric Services

Our adult psychiatric services provide intense therapeutic, multi-disciplinary assessments, clinical interventions and treatment to stabilize individuals on crisis, At the most intensive level of care, inpatient treatment is designed for patients with behavioral health problems that require admissions to a hospital with 24-hour care available 365 days a year. 


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. To reach the Lifeline, call 1-800-273-8255.