The Bradley Center of St. Francis Hospital
The Bradley Center, a department of St. Francis Hospital, has been serving the Chattahoochee Valley since 1955, providing care for people who have mental illness, addiction disorders, or are experiencing distress due to a life crisis. As the premier psychiatric hospital in the region, The Bradley Center is committed to providing the highest quality of care for our patients and adapting to the needs of the community.
Nestled in the quiet historic Park District in Columbus, The Bradley Center has established a strong reputation as the mental health care provider of choice for people throughout the Valley. The campus and 84-bed facility provide an excellent setting for confidential care.
Emotional, Spiritual, Physical and Social Wellness
Wellness for the whole person - emotional, social, spiritual and physical - is the goal of The Bradley Center's team of professionals which employs a multi-disciplinary team approach to treatment. Experienced and compassionate psychiatrists, therapists, counselors, nurses and support staff collaborate to ensure the best possible care for every patient. Services include inpatient, outpatient, and day treatment (Partial Hospitalization Program or PHP) services, including detoxification treatment. These programs, along with support groups and educational programs, work together to enhance the quality of life for individuals and families as well as the community and region.
With board-certified adult, geriatric and child psychiatrists working with Advanced Practice nurses and family and PMHNP–certified practitioners, The Bradley Center has well-trained, competent and experienced staff.
Assessment and Admissions: 24/7
The admissions office operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to assist during times of crisis with walk-in or scheduled assessments available. During the assessment process, our mental health professionals gather information on the individual’s current issues including their psychological and medical history. If a patient doesn’t have their own psychiatrist, the staff will contact a psychiatrist for them.
The first step for the patient in securing care for themselves or a loved one is a call to the 24/7 Intake and Assessment line at (706) 320-3700 for an immediate assessment or to schedule an appointment. You can also walk in without an appointment or obtain a referral from your health care professional. Following the free confidential assessment, our staff and a psychiatrist will discuss appropriate care based on your (or your child's) needs. These options may include inpatient hospitalization, day treatment programs, or referral to an outpatient therapist or physician.
Issues generally explored during the assessment process include:
- Anxiety or other mood disorders
- Alcohol and other drug dependency
- Sexual, physical or emotional abuse
- Family or work related problems
- Eating disorders
- Cognitive impairments
- Behavioral problems
The Bradley Center accepts both voluntary and involuntary patients. Voluntary patients may self-refer for assessment and admission by calling 706-320-3753. Patients who are reluctant to seek inpatient treatment may be admitted involuntarily through Georgia’s commitment process (sometimes called a “1013 commitment”). For more information about the admissions or commitment process, just call us.
The Bradley Center accepts most insurances as well as self-pay.
Our Behavioral and Psychiatric Care Services
- Adult Inpatient Unit
- Adult Partial Hospitalization (Day Treatment) Programs
- Child & Adolescent Inpatient Unit
- Crisis Stabilization Unit
- Detoxification Services
- Prevention Services
- Senior Care Unit
- Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
Meet our Psychiatrists
Here’s a link to a page with information on each of the psychiatrists who has privileges on St. Francis Hospital’s medical staff: Meet our Psychiatrists.
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