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Mental Health Unit

The Mental Health Unit at Bartlett Regional Hospital is 12 bed unit providing inpatient psychiatric treatment for adults 18 and older in Juneau, Southeast Alaska, and the greater Alaskan community.

This unit is for the short-term assessment and treatment of all types of mental health emergencies including suicide attempts, suicidal thinking, severe depression, mania, schizophrenia and others. We rely on a multidisciplinary team of psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, trained nursing staff, case managers, therapists and behavioral health assistants to evaluate and treat all of our patients using an individualized treatment approach.

Our inpatient services include:

  • Medication Management
  • Qualified Nursing Care
  • Daily Assessments and Evaluations
  • Therapy Groups
  • Individual Therapy
  • Recreational Activities
  • Case Management and Aftercare Planning
  • 24/7 Support

To reach the Mental Health Unit for more information or to learn about our visitor hours and guidelines please call us at 907-796-8430.

Suicide Prevention

Suicide is a major public health concern. In 2019, suicide was the 10th leading cause of death overall in the United States, claiming the lives of over 47,500 people. Suicide is complicated and tragic, but it is often preventable. Knowing the warning signs for suicide and how to get help can help save lives.

Go to the National Mental Health Institute's Suicide Prevention site for more information on

Calls and Visits to the Mental Health Unit

For patients on our Mental Health Unit, please check with the nurses on the unit regarding calls and visits. Telephone calls and visits may need to be restricted in order to better serve the patient.