Our Programs


Haverhill Pavilion Behavioral Health Hospital is a premier provider of inpatient treatment for adults and older adults. Our center in Haverhill, MA, features comprehensive, age-appropriate inpatient programming for individuals whose lives have been impacted by mental health disorders, behavioral health conditions, and psychiatric concerns.

Who We Serve

General admissions criteria at Haverhill Pavilion

All admissions decisions at Haverhill Pavilion are made on a case-by-case basis, followed by a careful review of each person’s treatment history and level of need.

In general, our inpatient programming is ideal for individuals who meet the following criteria:

  • Age 19 and above
  • Struggling with one or more mental health, behavioral health, or psychiatric challenges
  • Experiencing impaired functioning in one or more significant areas
  • Need intensive services and round-the-clock care

Inpatient programming at Haverhill Pavilion is a short-term experience that is designed to help individuals achieve stability and prepare them to attain increased independence. Typical length of stay is five to seven days, based upon progress and need.

To ensure that we are providing focused care in the manner that is most appropriate for each person who is entrusted to our care, we offer age-appropriate units for adults (ages 19-49) and older adults (age 50 and above).

Please note that the age ranges for both our adult and older adult units are flexible based upon which environment is most appropriate for each individual. People who are under age 50 may be accepted into the older adult unit based upon the nature and severity of the challenges that they are facing. Conversely, individuals in their early to mid-50s may be admitted into one of our adult units if that treatment environment is best suited to them.

Adult Units

Inpatient care for individuals ages 19-49

Our adult program provides a personalized inpatient treatment experience for individuals ages 19-49. At Haverhill Pavilion, two of our three inpatient units are for adults.

Individuals who receive care in our adult inpatient units follow personalized treatment plans that may include the following elements:

  • Cognitive and functional assessments
  • Basic medical care
  • Group therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Recreation-based therapies
  • Medication management services
  • Individual therapy (on an as-needed basis only)
  • Family meetings (on an as-needed basis only)

Groups are a fundamental method of treatment in our adult units. Group sessions within the adult units address a broad scope of topics that are relevant to treatment and recovery. The following are just a few examples of the many groups that may be included in an individual’s treatment in one of our adult inpatient units:

  • Communication
  • Coping strategies
  • Daily routines
  • Goal setting
  • Identifying behavior patterns
  • Life skills
  • Medication education
  • Positive thinking
  • Symptom management
  • Wellness

Groups provide adults with the opportunity to gain important information, share their insights, learn from the experiences of others, practice healthy communication skills, and receive focused feedback. All groups in our adult units are led by experienced professionals.

Treatment within our adult units incorporates practices and principles of several therapeutic modalities, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), motivational enhancement therapy (MET), and the wellness recovery action plan (WRAP).

To learn more about our adult inpatient units, please contact Haverhill Pavilion at your convenience. We’re available 24/7 to answer all your questions.

Older Adult Unit

Inpatient services for individuals age 50 and above

Our older adult unit provides focused, age-appropriate inpatient services for individuals age 50 and above.

Individuals who receive care in our older adult inpatient unit have access to the full scope of services that are provide in our adult units. In addition, the older adult unit also places greater emphasis on the following:

  • Attention to physical health needs
  • Occupational therapy evaluations
  • Cognitive and functional assessments
  • Adaptive equipment recommendations and education
  • Recommendations about positioning and physical care
  • Assessments, monitoring, and education related to fall risk and fall reduction
  • Activities of daily living (ADL) care and recommendations

The educational component of our older adult unit addresses topics such as the following:

  • Pain management
  • Healthy aging
  • New life roles after retirement
  • Diet and nutrition
  • Safe exercise techniques
  • Healthy sleep cyles
  • Endurance and strength training
  • Increasing meaningful daily structure

As is also the case in our adult units, the older adult unit features a vibrant occupational therapy component. Occupational therapists at Haverhill Pavilion provide goal-oriented, strength-based services that are designed to maximize each person’s independence.

For additional information about our older adult unit, or for any questions that you may have about any aspect of treatment at Haverhill Pavilion, please contact us at your convenience. We look forward to answering all of your questions and helping you determine if our inpatient treatment center in Haverhill, MA, is the perfect place for you or your loved one.


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