Taylor Hardin Secure Medical Facility 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 the ADMH. Taylor Hardin was established in 1981.
Kimberly McAlpine, Facility Director
Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Your private lawyer, physician, minister or health professional may visit at any reasonable time. Your family members may visit during regularly published visiting hours unless restricted in writing by your physician. Due to security reasons, regular visitors must be members of your immediate family - parents, grandparents, brothers or sisters, spouse/domestic partner, legal guardian, or children fourteen (14) years of age or older. Special exceptions may be made only with the permission of the facility director or someone acting on their behalf. Contact your social worker to discuss any special visit requests including any decision to remove an individual from your visitation list.
Taylor Hardin Secure Medical Facility offers a variety of treatment and recovery services. These include but are not limited to:
If you feel your rights, as outlined in this handbook, have been violated and you have not been able to resolve the problem through discussion with staff members, you should follow these guidelines:
Note: If you wish to use an attorney of your choice to take other legal actions about your complaint, you may do so without fear of harm, discharge, etc.
If you or your family has a complaint related to safety or quality of care, we encourage you to immediately notify a THSMF staff member (treatment team member, police officer, administration, etc.) so that we can review the issue. However, if you choose, you may report complaints in these areas to The Joint Commission.