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Tulsa Center for Behavioral Health

Population Served: 18+ Years Old

Tulsa Center for Behavioral Health (TCBH) is a 56-bed acute care psychiatric hospital state owned and operated by the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. TCBH serves individuals who present in a mental health crisis with or without substance abuse and are medically stable. Primary services include triage evaluation and assessment services and inpatient acute psychiatric medical care. TCBH is accredited by the Joint Commission and certified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid as a full-service psychiatric hospital.

Oklahoma Psychiatric Care Center

Construction of the Oklahoma Psychiatric Care Center has begun in Tulsa, OK. The 106-bed hospital will replace the current Tulsa Center for Behavioral Health and will feature a 24-hour crisis response Urgent Recovery Center.

Projected to open in late 2024 or early 2025, the new $70 million center represents a partnership between the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, the City and County of Tulsa as well as several philanthropic organizations led by the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation.

Who We Serve

The Tulsa Center for Behavioral Health (TCBH) is a state owned and operated inpatient psychiatric facility serving individuals ages 18 and older. TCBH provides quality psychiatric screening, assessment and treatment services. Individuals admitted to TCBH are determined to be an imminent danger to self or others, or not able to care for themselves due to psychiatric decompensation. Admission criteria as outlined by Oklahoma Statue 450:30-9-3.

Our Team

Our dedicated team of psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, therapists, social workers, case managers and trained support staff at TCBH make all the difference in quality care. Our person-centered case management process begins discharge planning from day one of admission, which ensures that each consumer has an individualized plan in place to support successful treatment outcomes.

In addition to psychiatric services provided by employed medical staff, TCBH has affiliations with OU-Tulsa Department of Psychiatry and Oklahoma State University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine residency programs. These affiliations not only allow for but ensure that services provided are on the forefront of psychiatric care.


Tulsa Center for Behavioral Health is centered in the city of Tulsa, minutes away from destinations like the Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa Zoo, and the Gathering Place. Shop local boutiques and support local eateries by heading to the Cherry Street District and the Blue Dome District. 

Visiting Information

In order to assist our consumers and their support systems in connecting during difficult times, we have implemented a Tele-Visitation program.

Tele-Visitation Hours during COVID-19: 
Monday - Friday: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Weekends/Holidays: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

  • Tele-Visits must be approved by the treatment team and require an order by the attending physician. 
  • Tele-Visits are limited to 15 minutes once weekly. 
  • Persons planning tele-visits must schedule a visitation day and time through the social worker in advance. 
  • Extended tele-visits must be approved in advance by the Executive Director or Clinical Director. 
  • Visits are limited to family and attorneys only during the first thirty days following admission.
  • Special visitation is reserved for children under the age of 16 years old. Special visitation can be arranged through the social worker.
  • Consumers on conditional release or that have been discharged from TCBH cannot participate in tele-visit with current consumers.
  • Previous or current TCBH staff will not be approved to visit TCBH consumers. 

  • Tele-visits will be held in the treatment team room or the interview room on each Pod. 
  • No more than two visitors per session unless otherwise approved by Clinical or Executive Director. 
  • Staff will connect the visit and remain outside the door for monitoring purposes. There is no expectation of privacy; all video calls will be monitored by staff closely and maintain a visual on the screen and consumer at all times. 
  • Unruly or inappropriate behaviors such as nudity and foul language will result in the immediate termination of visit and may result in restrictions of consumer visitation. 
  • Willful violation of visitation rules by the consumer or visitors will result in restriction of visitation. 
  • Only those approved for tele-visitation will be authorized on the camera. Any deviation of this will result in visit forfeiture.

Visiting parties are responsible to provide their own devices for visitation, inclusive of internet. TCBH is not responsible to assist the other party with tech support or any device support.  

Tulsa Center for Behavioral Health is accredited by The Joint Commission. More info on The Joint Commission accredidation and certification process can be found here.

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