We know that your need for services may be well planned, or may be the result of a psychiatric crisis. Or, you may be initiating treatment for someone other than yourself. In any case, TMC Behavioral Health Center is here to help. Our licensed clinicians are available at 903-416-3000 to answer your questions and speak with you about your concern. You will be offered the opportunity to come to the center for a free assessment during which a trained mental health professional will interview you to help determine how we can help. Assessment interviews can be scheduled, and emergency assessments are available 24 hours a day, seven days per week.
The Admissions Process
You may plan on being admitted for inpatient mental health services after a psychiatrist determines that inpatient care is the best choice for you. Or, other physicians you see may consult with a psychiatrist at TMC Behavioral Health Center to evaluate your treatment needs, which may also result in your admission to our facility.
The admission process at TMC Behavioral Health Center is:
- Patients, their families or a referral source should call 903-416-3000 to schedule an evaluation.
- All patients will meet with a licensed mental health professional for an evaluation.
- Staff members at the center will then discuss their recommendations with patients and their families.
Psychiatric care is a covered service under most insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid. Our intake department will work with you to help answer specific questions related to services and eligibility for admission.
Anyone who needs an immediate evaluation can go, or be taken, to the Emergency Department at Texoma Medical Center, where mental health assessment services are available at all times.
You may be concerned about the safety of a family member, friend or someone who does not recognize his or her own mental health disturbances. If a person is in imminent danger do not wait but call 9-1-1 as quickly as possible. If the person you are concerned about will not consider an evaluation and is not in imminent danger, but is a danger to himself or herself, a danger to others or is in a decompensating condition, contact your county judge’s office to discuss their condition.
When You Arrive
When you arrive at the TMC Behavioral Health Center, a staff member will go through your belongings with you and do a thorough but non-invasive search of your clothing and pockets to ensure safety.
As you prepare for your stay, please bring:
A jacket or sweater
A pair of tennis shoes or rubber-soled shoes without shoelaces
Rooms at TMC Behavioral Health Center are configured for two-person occupancy.
Please do not bring valuables with you to the center. Any valuables you do bring will be secured in a safe.
If you have any questions please feel free to talk with staff. We would like to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
Communications With Your Family and Friends
All patients are assigned a CODE number when they arrive to help protect your privacy. Please give your CODE number to your family and friends because they will need to know your CODE number when they visit you or reach you by phone. Without this CODE number, we can neither confirm nor deny that you are a patient here to any individual who may call or arrive on the premises.
Cell phone use is restricted within our facility in order to create a quiet environment with fewer distractions. Please leave your cell phone at home or send it home with a family member.