Serving the San Antonio Community since 1930

Behavioral Health

Nix Health offers a wide range of inpatient behavioral health services. Between our three locations, Nix Medical Center, Nix Specialty Health Center and Nix Behavioral Health Center, we take care of emotionally and behaviorally ill children and adolescents ages 5 to 17, as well as adults 18 and older and Senior Adults.  Adult services include detoxification and crisis stabilization, while our child and adolescent treatment program includes individual, group and family sessions.

Nix Specialty Health Center
Centrally located at Vance Jackson and Loop 410, Nix Specialty Health Center provides superior behavioral health services in an intimate setting where patients are cared for with compassion. The recent recipient of two prestigious national awards and recognized as one of the premier behavioral health facilities in the State of Texas, Nix Specialty Health Center features psychiatric treatment, crisis stabilization, and medical detoxification for adults ages 18 and above.

  • 24 hour nursing care
  • Individualized treatment plans
  • Medication management under the care of a psychiatrist
  • Rapid stabilization for those in acute psychiatric crisis
  • Detoxification from alcohol and other substances
  • Group therapy and family sessions
  • Bilingual staff
  • 24/7 intake and assessment department
  • Voluntary and involuntary admissions

Nix Adult Psychiatric Acute Care Program provides for emotionally and behaviorally ill individuals ages 18 and above:

  • Psychiatric treatments
  • Crisis stabilization
  • Detoxification

Nix Behavioral Health Center
Nix Child and Adolescent Treatment Program is for emotionally and behaviorally troubled youth ages 5 to l7:

  • Inpatient psychiatric acute care stabilization
  • Individual family sessions

Adult Intensive Outpatient Program
Nix Behavioral Health Center now offers an Adult Intensive Outpatient Program as an alternative to inpatient hospitalization.
For more information: (210) 579-3800


  • Team approach
  • A variety of group topics based on individual needs
  • Group work allows the patient to have a strong therapy experience yet return home each day
  • Ability to maintain independence with benefits of a natural support system

Sessions will be held at:
Nix Behavioral Health Center
1975 Babcock San Antonio, TX 78229
Medical Center @ Babcock / Louis Pasteur
VIA bus routes: # 520 & # 522
Transportation Assistance Available
Snacks provided


  • Coping Skills
  • Stress Management
  • Problem Solving
  • Grief Work
  • Communication
  • Mental Health
  • Patient Education

Nix Medical Center
Nix Heritage Inpatient Behavioral Health Program is designed to meet the mental health needs of senior adults:

  • Caring and supportive inpatient environment
  • Private rooms
  • 24 hour nursing care
  • Group therapy and family sessions
  • Bilingual staff
  • Therapeutic activities
  • Voluntary and involuntary admissions
  • Medication management under the care of a psychiatrist

Nix Mobile Assessment Team provides:

  • On-site behavioral health assessments 24 hours, 7 days a week
  • Services for individuals living in Bexar and outlying counties

Accessing the Programs
Referrals can be made 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Walk-ins welcome.
Phone: (210) 579-3800
Fax: (210) 341-3083

Only a licensed physician can make the diagnosis of need for inpatient treatment. Voluntary and involuntary admissions accepted. Medicaid, Medicare, Tricare, Managed Care and most insurance accepted.