ETMC Behavioral Health


ETMC Behavioral Health gives you back your life

For years the accredited professionals at ETMC Behavioral Health have been bringing mental health issues into the light, getting rid of stereotypes and providing treatments that offer hope for East Texans.

Like other illnesses, mental illnesses can be treated and often cured. We offer evidence-based therapies, multidisciplinary programs, prudent use of medications and counseling by professionals who understand East Texans.

Mental illnesses are treatable conditions. We can help patients find solutions, develop healing strategies and regain a meaningful life. Many of our programs take place during the evening so patients can deal with their issues and develop coping skills without losing time at work. It’s just another example of the way our care revolves around you.

Treatment for mental illnesses

ETMC Behavioral Health provides effective treatment for most forms of mental illness. We offer treatment on flexible schedules that are designed to accommodate a working lifestyle and return the patient to a happier, more satisfying life. Our treatments are provided by experienced therapists, counselors and nurses working under the supervision of a psychiatrist, who prescribes medications as required.

Here are the common conditions we treat:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Mood disorders
  • Bipolar disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Addictions
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder

We’re here to clear up misconceptions about mental health

For too long we’ve seen incorrect ideas about mental health cause anguish in patients, families and friends. That needs to stop. We believe correcting those fallacies and replacing them with the truth is the way to ease the pain and eliminate the stigma.

  • Here are some examples:
  • Mental illness is not a character flaw or failing.
  • There’s no shame in mental illness – for yourself, your family or anyone else.
  • You never need to suffer alone; we’re here to help.
  • Mental illnesses are treatable and in many cases temporary.

We want to listen

We ask patients to bring us their problems, issues, worries and fears. It will be a first step on your journey back to a more meaningful and fulfilling life. This is a place of help.

Our mission is to provide information on mental health issues in general and on the specific programs we offer to the people of East Texas. Our knowledgeable and caring staff stands ready to help. We hope you find this website clear, navigable and useful. If it’s not, please don’t hesitate to make suggestions for improvements.

Important facts about ETMC Behavioral Health

  • Treatment is covered by Medicaid, Medicare, CHIPS and most insurance plans.
  • Accredited by The Joint Commission
  • Licensed by the Texas Department of Health Services (TDHS)
  • A member of the Texas Hospital Association

Contact information

We ask you to call ahead for an appointment. Although walk-ins are welcome, appointments will be seen first.

24-hour hotline: 903-566-0088
Toll-free: 1-800-566-0088
Tyler: 903-266-2200

ETMC Behavioral Health
4101 University Blvd.
Tyler, TX 75701