Regional Health Behavioral Health Center

Department of Regional Health Rapid City Hospital

The Regional Health Behavioral Health Center is a psychiatric hospital located on the west side of Rapid City. A wide range of services are available for geriatric, adult, adolescent and child patients. We approach our patient care with a special emphasis on a biological, psychological, and social model.

Inpatient Treatment

Inpatient treatment opportunities are available for patients ages 5 and older. All patients will be psychiatrically assessed and treated by a licensed and board-certified psychiatrist. Additionally, experienced nurses and patient care technicians are available to provide individual specialized attention 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Inpatient Services
Specialized services include group and individual therapy, diagnostic testing, psychological evaluations, and family therapy. Occupational Therapists evaluate and treat patients with special needs while our trained Recreational Therapists provide a healing and therapeutic environment. Intensive case management is available to coordinate external services for the hospitalized patient. The hospital's clergy is available upon patient request or a patient's own spiritual leader is welcome to provide comfort. Regional Health Behavioral Health Center strives to provide care for the whole person; mind, body, and spirit.

The Regional Health Behavioral Health Center outpatient clinic offers psychiatric diagnostic interviewing and medication management for patients of all ages.

Please contact us with questions.

Hospitalization Process
If hospitalization is required, patients are provided a full physical examination and medical evaluation at the Regional Health Rapid City Hospital Emergency Department prior to hospitalization. Please proceed to the Emergency Department first or if emergent treatment is needed, call local law enforcement or 911.

Northern Hills patients may access services at Regional Health Spearfish Hospital.


National Alliance on Mental Illness
American Psychiatric Association
Front Porch Coalition
Alcoholics Anonymous
Narcotics Anonymous
Behavior Management Systems
American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
South Dakota Division of Mental Health
Mental Help Net
Crisis Care Center, Rapid City

Regional Health Physicians

Harry W Hamlyn, MD


Susan T Howard, MD


Regional Health Advanced Practice Providers

Community Based Providers

Mark T Garry, MD