Banner - University Medical Center South has 48 adult and 18 geriatric inpatient beds, staffed by Banner team members and University of Arizona faculty and residents. The units facilitate an individual's return to the highest possible level of independence while preserving their dignity. The expert and caring staff work together with the patient in ways that help them begin and maintain the recovery process.

The inpatient environment is safe, supportive and therapeutic; designed to foster healing and growth. The facility includes three secure inpatient units for adults and seniors. Each unit is specifically focused on treating mental health conditions with a multidisciplinary team and a range of treatment options. The staff encourages patients, families, and caregivers to become active, involved, and informed participants in the treatment and recovery process. Social workers are also available to assist patients and families.

In a behavioral health crisis, please dial 911. In-person 24-hour emergency and crisis services are also available at the BUMC-S Emergency Department2800 E. Ajo Way, 520-874-2000, which is dedicated to handling acute mentally ill patients, or the Crisis Response Center, 520-301-2400, 2802 E. District St.


  • Psychiatric evaluation
  • Medication management
  • Individual, group and family crisis counseling
  • Peer support
  • Court-ordered evaluation and treatment services
  • Co-morbid treatment for select medical conditions
  • Treatment of co-occurring substance use disorders, including substance use counseling, detoxification and initiation of medication assisted treatment
  • Financial eligibility screening and benefits enrollment
  • Connection to outpatient treatment and other community resources

Many of these issues may be exacerbated by alcohol or substance abuse. Treatment plans are formulated based on the patient's individual needs and changes in the treatment plan will occur as recovery progresses. Plans include the finest medical treatment, therapy, psychological education, skill-building activities, and community support necessary for recovery. Each comprehensive plan emphasizes the value of individual needs and skills, as well as healthy interactions with staff members and other patients. Patients are encouraged to take responsibility for their actions, knowing that a caring, professional staff member will support them.

Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Clinics,
Department of Banner - University Medical Center South

2800 E. Ajo Way, Tucson, AZ 85713