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.
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 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.
Eric Carpenter, Director of MI Facilities
The Office of Facility Operations has administrative management responsibilities for all state-operated facilities. The office assists the associate commissioner for MHSAS in monitoring the quality of patient care and reporting operations efficiencies. It serves as a central office point of contact for all ADMH facility directors.