St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea Behavioral Health Services

St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea Behavioral Health Services


St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea hospital is a 133-bed not-for-profit hospital, one of five hospitals and numerous other locations operated in southeast Michigan by the St. Joseph Mercy Health System. Alongside a full range of medical services, St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea offers a behavioral health department that provides inpatient and outpatient services for children, adolescents, adults, and geriatrics struggling with a range of mental and behavioral health disorders, including problematic substance use.

The hospital is located on Main Street in the small town of Chelsea.


The center uses a multidisciplinary team and evidence-based methodologies such as dialectical behavior therapy (DBT).

Outpatient treatment for adults struggling with problematic substance use consists of thorough evaluations, referrals, individual counseling, and groups, including a group for older adults.

For adolescents, the center can provide an extended evaluation program, consisting of six sessions spread over three weeks, and ending with a recommendation for appropriate further treatment. Adolescents can also participate in group counseling, and there’s a prevention group for parents, too.


The team includes psychiatrists, social workers, psychologists, nurses, and recreational therapists. The single alum polled by to date gave the facility four out of five stars for its staff’s level of training and experience, though they added that a few isolated staff members could have been improved upon.


There are 24 beds in the behavioral health ward, some of them secured and some open. Renovation work on the space begun in March 2017 was slated to install exercise and music therapy spaces, improve patient safety features, and update the center as a whole. The single alum polled by at the time of this writing gave the facility five stars for its meals and nutrition, four stars for its cleanliness and accommodations, and three stars for its exercise and leisure options.


The single alum polled by to date would strongly recommend St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea Behavioral Health Services. “The staff, environment, treatments and people I met there were definitely life changing,” the reviewer wrote, giving the facility four or five stars in almost all of the 15 evaluated treatment metrics; five-star ratings were awarded to the facility’s holistic offerings, family participation, and ability to treat co-occurring disorders.

At the time of this writing, secondary sites yielded no reviews of the behavioral health department in particular, and overwhelmingly positive reviews of the hospital as a whole, with a single five-star rating on Yelp, and on Facebook (where the center can manage its own page), a 4.6-star average rating based on 230 reviews.[1] [2] The reviewers repeatedly praised the center’s staff: “I had a surgery yesterday and had excellent care from the front desk to leaving. This group of doctors and nurses is kind and efficient. I would highly recommend this hospital for all your families needs,” V.J. wrote in a representative review on Facebook.


This facility accepts many health insurances, and the older adult program accepts Medicare, too. The single alum polled by to date gave the facility three stars for its affordability.


St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea Behavioral Health Services Reviews

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  • Overall my time here was great. I was not excited about being put in as an inpatient, but the staff, environment, treatments and people I met there were definitely life changing.