Facility Operations

Alabama has three state-operated mental health facilities that provide inpatient psychiatric services to adults only. ADMH provides inpatient psychiatric services for children and adolescents statewide through a contract with East Alabama Medical Center.

Bryce Hospital


Bryce Hospital was established in 1861 in Tuscaloosa. Bryce Hospital is responsible for the provision of inpatient psychiatric services for adult citizens throughout the state.
History of Bryce Hospital

Mary Starke Harper Geriatric Psychiatry Center


Mary Starke Harper Geriatric Psychiatry Center was established in 1996 on the campus of Bryce Hospital. The Harper Center is responsible for the provision of inpatient psychiatric services to elderly citizens throughout the state.

Taylor Hardin Secure Medical Facility


Taylor Hardin Secure Medical Facility was established in 1981. Taylor Hardin is responsible for providing comprehensive psychiatric evaluation/treatment to the criminally committed throughout the state and forensic evaluations to the Criminal Courts for the state of Alabama. It is the only maximum security forensic facility operated by ADMH.