We understand that you have a choice of behavioral health care providers. Carolina Dunes Behavioral Health is unique and is regarded as the premier behavioral health provider in our North Carolina communities for a multitude of important reasons. Our Belief Statements are reflected in every step of our care and serve as a guide in our services:

  • We believe in providing the highest quality of behavioral healthcare to patients and their families.
  • We believe in having compassion for, empathy for, and perseverance with the patients and their families.
  • We believe in Utilizing a “team” approach to care.
  • We believe in focusing on proactive communication with patients, families, payors & referral sources.
  • We believe in using sound fiscal management with patient resources
  • We believe in encouraging employees to be “the best” in their field. 
  • We believe in being good community citizens

We hire individuals whose values are in alignment with our belief statements because our staff at every level affect our patients experience. Carolina Dunes Behavioral Health understands the complexities of different patients we serve and ensures through our assessment process that we are offering programs that are in their best interest. We are also very sensitive to the unique needs of our community and have the ability to flex our units to meet the community’s demand. We have strategically built our facility to ensure the safety, comfort, and therapeutic environment that our patients deserve. We understand that our patients family members need support as well. Carolina Dunes Behavioral Health offers Family Educations Sessions weekly that are led by our qualified therapists to ensure our family members are exposed to community resources, psych education, an understanding of the hospitalization process and group support. We believe in having fun at Carolina Dunes Behavioral Health. Our patients are exposed to 2 hours of recreational therapy and fitness per day.

Our dedicated team exposes our patients to a multitude of therapeutic activities to include:

  • Animal Therapy
  • Aromatherapy
  • Music Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Tai Chi

We believe in an inter-disciplinary team approach to treatment. This includes our internal team of psychologists, psychiatrists, MDs, nurse practitioners, therapists, nurses and mental health technicians. We also include our community partners in our treatment approach and realize that their inclusion in treatment planning is vital to the success of the individuals we serve.

We believe outcomes and measuring our program effectiveness with our patients is important to the individuals we serve, family members, providers, referents, and insurers. That’s why we measure our performance with our Clinical Outcomes in Routine Evaluation or CORE studies. We conduct these surveys over a one year period starting from the day of admission, day of discharge as well as 30-days post discharge for all willing participants. We measure our patient’s acuity level, level of risk , level of anxiety and level of depression. Our outcomes show that of our patients that participate, their symptoms decrease significantly from the time of admission to 30-days post discharge.