Corpus Christi Medical Center Bayview, the largest mental health facility in South Texas, is the leading provider of adolescent, adult and senior behavioral health treatment in Corpus Christi. Our comprehensive program provides services for inpatient and outpatient behavioral health and outpatient adult addiction treatment and recovery.

We want to be the first call, but by no means are we the last stop. Treating behavioral health issues takes time. When a patient is assessed, our team focuses on setting him or her up with the right treatment plan, including group and individual therapy, and working out how to get them home.


Corpus Christi Medical Center Bayview has been recognized by The Joint Commission for its behavioral health care treatment and services, as well as its leadership and screening procedures to detect imminent harm.

Conditions we treat

At Bayview, we offer a range of treatment options for conditions including:

  • Addiction
  • Anger issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Thoughts of self harm or suicide

Bayview’s staff is specially trained in trauma-informed care, which is a treatment based on the assumption that a patient has experienced trauma at one point in their life. Our treatment team provides a safe, therapeutic environment to help stabilize patients with the goal of returning them to their homes safely.

Our behavioral health treatment programs

Our professionals provide patients with evaluation, support, and education services in a positive, nurturing environment. Licensed professionals assess each patient and determine the best program and plan for their care.

Adult behavioral health

Bayview provides adult behavioral health services for those 18 years old and older. We educate patients about mental illness in both inpatient and outpatient settings while treating conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and anger management.

Adolescent behavioral health

Our adolescent mental health program treats youths 10 to 17 years old who may be suffering from depression, anxiety, family problems, sexual abuse, suicidal thoughts and may be at risk for substance abuse.

The program provides inpatient and outpatient treatment, on-site education resources, support services and aftercare.

Outpatient behavioral health

We offer two types of outpatient behavioral health treatment. For hospitalized patients who are ready to be discharged, the partial hospitalization program helps ease the transition back into the community.

The intensive outpatient program is for patients who don't need partial hospitalization but require the flexibility of receiving services on their schedule.

Substance abuse

We also offer outpatient substance abuse programs for people who need help with alcohol and drug addiction. Many people with substance abuse problems also experience a variety of mental health conditions. Our program treats both issues to give patients a stable foundation to recover and succeed.

Suicide prevention

Bayview's suicide prevention program is the result of a partnership with the Jason Foundation, Inc. (JFI), an educational organization dedicated to the awareness and prevention of youth suicide. We give young people, educators/youth workers and parents the tools and resources to help identify those at risk of harming themselves.

What to expect from our behavioral health programs

A psychiatrist heads a treatment team of experienced mental health professionals, including registered nurses, therapists, social workers, mental health technicians and case managers.

Programs vary in style and size, designed to fit the individual needs of our patients. Because each case is unique, patients may be assessed and recommended for treatment with one or more of the following methods:

  • Family therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Individual therapy
  • Medication management
  • Occupational therapy
  • Support programs

Continuing behavioral health treatment

Our discharge planners work to ensure that patients and their families know what is going on and what comes next every step of the way. Continuing care with a group, a therapist or a primary care doctor is always part of our plan.