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Behavioral Health & Wellness

Offering Quality, Compassionate Mental Health Care for the Region

Mental illness touches all walks of life, and individuals dealing with a mental illness deserve quality care regardless of their financial status.

Touchette's expanded Behavioral Health & Wellness Center offers high-quality outpatient and inpatient care in a warm and welcoming environment combined with an excellent clinical staff and evidence-based best practices.

Treating the Whole Person

For nearly 60 years, Touchette has treated a variety of health conditions, such as anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, mood disorders, and other mental illnesses, through client-centered recovery. Now with our new state-of-the-art center, we can serve more individuals throughout St. Louis and Southern Illinois.

Inpatient Services - Our inpatient services are for individuals age 18 and older who need an intensive level of care and a safe treatment environment to reintegrate into their family life and community. Whether clients have medical issues related to aging, problems coping with the day-to-day stresses of life, or a major mental illness that’s intruding into their lives, treatment plans are personalized to address their goals and objectives.

  • Crisis intervention
  • Crisis stabilization
  • Medical management
  • Individual therapy
  • Discharge planning
  • Community linkage
  • Consultation

Outpatient Services (Intensive and Partial Hospitalization Program for adults) - Our program helps adults age 18 and older experiencing acute mental illnesses or emotional disorders remain out of the hospital while they receive the treatment and support they need. Clients practice new lifestyle skills while receiving daily support from a dedicated and compassionate healthcare team.

  • Comprehensive assessment & evaluation
  • Medication management
  • Mental health education
  • Substance abuse education
  • Group therapy sessions
  • Individual & family therapy
  • Goal setting

Intensive Adolescent Outpatient Program (serving teens ages 12 to 17) - Touchette's professional therapy staff works with parents, schools and other healthcare providers to develop comprehensive treatment plans individually tailored to a teenager's specific needs. Participants receive therapy every weekday afternoon from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. along with medication management.

An Open Concept to Care

With our Behavioral Health & Wellness Center's open concept and person-centered recovery model, clients are encouraged to interact with fellow patients and staff members through recreational therapy, support groups and activity therapy. The center offers natural light to ease the symptoms of depression and self-service refreshments and private phone areas to give clients a sense of autonomy. The center's enhanced security features protect the safety of clients, staff and visitors.

Touchette offers a high staff-to-client ratio. Clients and their families have direct access to a full staff of experienced therapists, nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists, and psychiatric pharmacologists. All staff members work in sync with each patient’s healthcare providers to ensure all their healthcare needs are met, not just their emotional needs.

For more information, please call 618.332.5374 for outpatient care, 618.332.5265 for inpatient care. Referring medical professionals should call 618.660.0100 for one-call referrals.

How Do I Know if I or a Loved One is Suffering from a Mental Health Emergency?


  • Constant feelings of worry or fear that interfere with daily life
  • Avoidance of everyday activities
  • Surges of overwhelming panic
  • Irrational fears you can’t shake
  • Heart palpitations or chest pain
  • Physical conditions, such as trembling, stomach pain, muscle tensions, or trouble breathing
  • Insomnia
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Overwhelming “fight or flight” reaction to situations


  • Fatigue or decreased energy
  • Feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness
  • Loss of enjoyment in favorite activities
  • Insomnia
  • Feelings of irritability, anxiousness and restlessness
  • Overeating or loss of appetite
  • Inability to engage in everyday activities, including work or school
  • Substance abuse
  • Physical issues, such as headaches, stomach aches and digestive issues
  • Thoughts of suicide