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Admissions

Admissions

The Admissions Department at Gulfport Behavioral Health System is available 24/7 to help people seeking treatment, referring professionals and loved ones visiting patients.

Contact us anytime to schedule a free assessment, refer a patient, learn more about our treatment programs, or discuss insurance coverage.

Free and Confidential Assessments

The assessment staff offers around-the-clock assessments to people seeking treatment for a behavioral health disorder or dual diagnosis. The purpose for the assessment is to determine the need of psychiatric care and the appropriate level of treatment. Each staff member is licensed and experienced in completing individual assessments.

Insurance Information

We believe that every person in need of behavioral health treatment should have access to it. We accept Medicaid, Medicare, TRICARE, Blue Cross and other commercial insurances. If you do not have an insurance provider, we can schedule an appointment to discuss the financial resources available to you.

Call Gulfport Behavioral Health System at 800-831-1700 anytime with questions or concerns. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist you.

What To Bring

  • Several changes of casual clothing, including tennis shoes for gym time which are required (formal or dress clothes are not needed).
  • Robe, pajamas, warm-up pants or other appropriate sleep and lounge wear (you will be required to wear some type of modest sleepwear at bedtime).
  • Personal items, such as toothpaste, shampoo (in plastic bottles), soap, hair spray (non-aerosol only), etc.
  • Stationery and postage stamps (no pencils can be kept in patient rooms).
  • Appropriate reading material (without violent or sexual content).
  • Hair dryer (to be kept in a locker in the nursing station).
  • Makeup and personal hygiene items (to be kept in the nursing station).
  • Appropriate undergarments are required.
  • Money is not allowed on the Adolescent Unit.
  • Valuable jewelry or other expensive items should be sent home.
  • Cameras, home video cameras, tape players, tape recorders, IPod/MP3 players and CD players.
  • Hand-held video games or toys.
  • Glass containers of any kind.
  • Heavy boots (such as cowboy or steel-toed) or high heels.
  • Outside foods.
  • Tobacco products.
  • Articles of clothing that are not allowed:
  • Anything that promotes, rock, rap, cigarettes, alcohol and/or drug use or violence are not permitted.
  • Midriff-baring or spaghetti-strap shirts or tank tops.
  • Clothing with any sort of string, belt or tie.
  • Clothing with sequins, rhinestones, or metal objects.
  • Leggings, tights, pantyhose or knee-high socks.
  • Belts of any type.
  • Wire-bound notebooks or wire hangers.
  • Weapons (including pocket knives).
  • Pierced earrings of any kind including tongue and body piercing rings.
  • Cell phones.
  • Curling irons and straighteners.
  • Pillows or blankets.