New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute
The New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute is the only state owned and operated psychiatric hospital in New Mexico. NMBHI is made up of five clinical divisions serving a wide range of public needs. Each division is separately licensed and has its own unique admission criteria.
The most familiar is the inpatient care we offer adult psychiatric patients. We provide adult psychiatric services on six units, serving approximately 1000 admissions per year.
Our adolescent program is dedicated to treating adolescent sex offenders.
Our forensic division offers competency evaluation and treatment for adult patients who have allegedly committed a felony. We also provide treatment for adult sex offenders.
NMBHI is a major regional licensed long-term nursing care provider for elderly and disabled residents. It is CMS certified, accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC) and provides specialty services for dementia care in both elderly and younger residents.
Outreach services are gaining a whole new meaning at NMBHI with the advent of telemedicine. With this technology we are able to assess patients who are in other parts of the state or provide consultation to health care providers in those regions.
In addition, NMBHI offers community based services through a comprehensive community metal health agency that offers many individual programs.
For admissions information, please contact the Behavioral Health Institute directly at:
Phone: (505) 454-2100 or
Toll Free: (800) 446-5970