Welcome to Priority Behavioral Health, a Community Mental Health Center

"Helping Acadiana Find Peace of Mind"

Priority Behavioral Health has been providing mental health services to Iberia and the surrounding parishes since 2003.

Our Philosophy is to treat clients with dignity through a specifically designed plan of treatment, improve quality of life, decrease dependence on others, and assist clients in returning to their previous level of functioning.

We would like to thank all of our past and present patients, as well as all of you who have supported us through the years.


The staff at Priority Behavioral Health is pleased to be of service to you. In order to be of greatest benefit to you and your family, we would like you to become familiar with the programs, goals, guidelines, and client expectations. Priority Behavioral Health will provide a safe environment with a therapeutic program to meet your needs. The team at Priority Behavioral Health consist of general practitioners, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, activity therapist, and other professionals under the direction of a psychiatrist. A description of all programs and services can be found throughout this website.

The purpose of our program is to help you to overcome your current problems and grow in the process. This requires active participation in all program activities.

Your discharge and aftercare plans are an important part of your recovery. Each client, with the assistance of staff, will identify resources, support groups, and other appropriate services or individuals to help you make a healthy transition into the community.

Our mutual goal is to provide you with skills and knowledge that will lead you towards a more productive life.

We hope that you find this website helpful and encourage you to call if you have any questions. Thanks again for visiting and hope to hear from you soon.


The Staff Of Priority Behavioral Health

Service Descriptions

Priority Behavioral Health provides a large variety of mental health services, appropriate to conditionsin this parish and surrounding communities. These services include, at a minimum, the following:

 Crisis Stabilization and Response -including a 24 hour, 7 days a week, crisis emergency service that     is prepared to respond to persons experiencing acute emotional, behavioral, or social difficulties.

Partial Hospitalization Program, an acute day treatment program for individuals experiencing     emotional and psychiatric problems that make daily living difficult, especially those with chronic mental     illness. This is more structured program than offered in the outpatient setting, and offers a substantial     cost savings over inpatient treatment as well as the ability to sleep at home. Patients may be directly     admitted to the program or may transfer from inpatient or outpatient treatment.

Outpatient Addiction for treatment of drug, alcohol and other addiction disorders.

 Education, Consultation and Referral services are also provided by this facility. We educate the     families, the public, and caregivers on ways they can help to improve quality of life and treatment         methods available to them.

 Outpatient services are offered for children,adolescents, adults, geriatrics, and the chronically mentally     ill.

Planning, linking, coordinating, follow up and monitoring to assist individuals in gaining access to    services.

Mental Health Advocacy-assistance will be provided as needed.