Mental Health

When you or a loved one needs short-term mental health care and treatment, trust the experienced team at Nash UNC Health Care’s Coastal Plain Hospital. Find specialized adult inpatient care for addiction, bipolar disorder, depression, schizophrenia, and other chronic mental illnesses.

High-Quality Mental Health Care

Feel confident in the care you’ll receive at our hospital because we are accredited by The Joint Commission and licensed by the State of North Carolina. That means you’ll get excellent, safe care from us. And we’re always trying to improve to give you a better experience.

Mental Health Care Near You

Choose Coastal Plain Hospital to get treatment close to home in Rocky Mount and surrounding communities in Nash and Edgecombe counties in eastern North Carolina.

Mental Health Conditions We Treat

Receive 24-hour acute care, stabilization, and inpatient care and treatment at Coastal Plain Hospital for conditions such as:

Inpatient Mental Health Admissions

If you need mental health services, go to the emergency room at Nash General Hospital. You’ll get a medical exam and mental health admission assessment from a licensed clinician. Your assessment will help determine if your condition will benefit from inpatient care.

Your admission assessment will follow the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) criteria and state and federal guidelines for inpatient care.

Work with the Coastal Plain team to coordinate voluntary and involuntary admissions for inpatient mental health care.

Compassionate Care Team

Get care from a dedicated, knowledgeable team of health care providers. You’ll learn that our staff is passionate about helping you recover. Your team meets daily to review and update your treatment goals. Depending on your condition, your team of specialists and other health professionals may include:

  • Addiction specialists
  • Board-certified psychiatrists
  • Doctors
  • Registered nurses
  • Recreational therapists
  • Licensed clinical social workers
  • Behavioral health technicians
  • Dietitians
  • Chaplains
  • Respiratory therapists

Personalized Treatment Plans

Your care team will develop an individual treatment plan to fit your psychological, social, and physical needs. Gain from the support and counseling you’ll receive as part of your treatment plan. Your care plan is the foundation for your recovery.

Therapy & Activities

Enjoy learning self-care, coping, and life training skills to improve your quality of life. Get encouragement, education, and support from our recreational therapists and social workers. At Coastal Plain Hospital, you’ll attend individual and group mental health or substance misuse treatment sessions such as:

  • Expressive therapy – Uses creative arts as a way to express yourself
  • Group psychotherapy – Helps you build self-confidence and relationships with other people who are experiencing the same situation or emotions you are
  • Spiritual therapy – Restores your mind and body with faith, meditation, and other healing techniques
  • Family therapy – Addresses relationships and nurtures change within families

Health & Healing Activities

Take advantage of recreational therapy and activities to boost your mind and body during treatment. Select an activity from two unique outdoor spaces where you can play basketball, relax and enjoy fresh air, or plant and upkeep the flower garden. Indoor activities include basketball, watching TV, and celebrating holidays and mental health milestones.

Facilities & Accommodations

Learn more about your stay at Coastal Plain Hospital.

Length of Stay

Depend on your care team to discuss your care plan goals and accomplishments with you.

Your progress will determine when it’s appropriate for you to leave inpatient care.

Help Transitioning to Community Care

Take part in follow-up care after your hospital stay. Get help from our transitional care social worker to set up an appointment with a Nash UNC psychiatrist or another community provider within seven days of discharge from Coastal Plain Hospital. Your social worker will also call to check on you.

Mental Health Crisis Hotline at Nash UNC

If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, call the 24-hour Crisis Hotline at 1-800-234-0234 to talk to a licensed behavioral health specialist. Or go to the Nash UNC Health Care emergency room for care of a mental health crisis.

Community Resource Outreach

If you are a community resource contact, get more information about mental health services at Nash UNC Coastal Plain Hospital by emailing Yolanda Outlaw , our community outreach coordinator.

To make a confidential referral, call our referral line at 800-234-0234.