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Creating Hope, Restoring Dreams, Building Futures

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Laurel Oaks Behavioral Health Center is a 118-bed psychiatric hospital and residential treatment center for children and adolescents.
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Acute Inpatient Treatment

For children or teens requiring psychiatric crisis stabilization, Laurel Oaks Behavioral Health Center provides an acute hospitalization program.

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Residential Treatment

Laurel Oaks Behavioral Health Center proudly operates a residential treatment center (RTC) for children and teens. Males and females are housed on four separate living units, organized by age and gender.

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Department of Youth Services Unit

We offer an adolescent male specialty unit licensed by the Alabama Department of Youth Services for patients with a delinquency charge and a primary psychiatric diagnosis.

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What to Bring

Visit our What to Bring page to find out which items should be brought to admission and treatment, and which should be left at home.


Laurel Oaks Behavioral Health Center offers a confidential, caring environment and provides a safe and secure environment for children and adolescents with psychiatric, emotional and behavioral disorders. Our treatment programs promote crisis resolution, social skills, and personal growth, monitored in a safe environment 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We provide crisis stabilization services for those needing short-term treatment in a secure setting. Our treatment experience provides the child or teen with a structured and therapeutic environment to work through developmental, educational, psychological and social problems.

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Laurel Oaks Behavioral Health Center is proud to have New Day Academy as its year-round, accredited grade school on our facility grounds for residents ages 10 to 18. Patients attend classes six hours per day and receive academic credit that is transferable upon discharge. Educational services include standard academic instruction, vocational readiness, physical education and recreation art, and music instruction.

New Day Academy’s trained staff personalizes each student’s educational instruction. Current educational goals, in conjunction with age-appropriate social development, life skills, and career/vocational interests are discussed with each student. Special education services are provided for eligible students. The school helps facilitate re-entry back into a student’s home school or other placement setting.

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Patient Satisfaction

4.38 / 5
I was treated with dignity and respect
4.50 / 5
I feel better now than when I was admitted
4.55 / 5
Overall I was very satisfied with my treatment
* Data based on patients surveyed Q2 2022.

Laurel Oaks Behavioral Health Center

700 E. Cottonwood Rd., Dothan, AL 36301
Phone: 334-794-7373Medical Records Department Fax Number: 334-678-9314