Mental health hospital in Middle Georgia

The Coliseum Center for Behavioral Health provides mental health services for people with psychiatric disorders in a safe, nurturing environment. For over 30 years, our behavioral health specialists and psychiatrists have provided individualized treatment plans for our patients, giving them the best chances of a full recovery and stability.

Don’t suffer in silence. There are people who can help you through severe depression, thoughts of suicide and other mental illnesses. You can trust the psychiatric care team at the Coliseum Center for Behavioral Health to treat you with compassion and respect no matter what the circumstances.

To speak with a team member or make an appointment, call Lifeline at (478) 741-1355 or (800) 548-4221.


The Center has achieved the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission for meeting high standards in behavioral health care services.

Coliseum Center for Behavioral Health

Personalized behavioral health care

Confidentiality and sensitivity are always at the forefront of our minds in everything we do. Whether your treatment is in an inpatient or outpatient program, we emphasize the importance of individualized care so that you can return to your everyday life as quickly as possible.

Using independent, clinical patient-outcomes studies, our psychiatric team has demonstrated significant improvement in patients’ symptoms between admission and discharge.

Our treatment methods include medication management, individual group and family therapies, classes in coping skills and a wide range of therapeutic activities.

Some of the illnesses and disorders we treat include the following:

  • Addiction and substance abuse
  • Anxiety disorder
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Mood disorders
  • Panic disorder
  • Personality disorder
  • Postpartum depression
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Psychosis
  • Schizophrenia
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Trauma

Symptoms of a behavioral health disorder

Signs and symptoms of a mental health or substance abuse problem can sometimes be similar. Our programs may be what you need if you experience:

  • Feelings of sadness, anxiety or emptiness
  • Changes in sleep patterns
  • Significant changes in weight or appetite
  • Loss of interest in hobbies or other activities
  • Restless and irritability
  • Fatigue or loss of energy
  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Trouble concentrating, remembering or making decisions

Inpatient mental health care

The Coliseum Center for Behavioral Health's inpatient psychiatric program allows patients with severe mental health problems to begin treatment in an intensive and medically monitored therapeutic environment. The program features care by a compassionate staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Outpatient mental health care

We have several outpatient programs for patients who do not need 24-hour medical supervision. Unlike inpatient treatment, patients in our outpatient programs receive treatment and then return home each evening.

Patients are mostly involved in group therapy throughout the day with other patients with similar challenges and backgrounds. Patients will participate in an individual session with a therapist for treatment planning.

Patients should notify their current psychiatrist or therapist before entering treatment. Patients will probably take a break from seeing them but will be referred back to them when they complete the program.

Partial hospitalization program (PHP)

This program offers two different tracks, psychiatric and chemical dependency. In both programs, patients can return home in the evening. This provides an option for those who need more support and structure than outpatient treatment can offer but do not require 24-hour medical supervision.

Some patients are admitted directly to partial hospitalization programs, while others step down from inpatient care. Patients engage in five groups per day. Nursing services are provided daily for those who need them.

Patients in PHP see their doctor one or more times per week. They will monitor medications and address any necessary changes. However, immediate problems with medications can be discussed daily with the nurse or clinician, who will also communicate with the physician.

Patients should have a strong foundation of coping skills when they leave the program.

Hours of operation are from 8:00am to 2:00pm.

Intensive outpatient program (IOP)

This program is often a step-down program from partial hospitalization. It is for patients who need a lower level of care but still need structure and stability in their treatment. There are two tracks: chemical dependency and psychiatric care. Both offer a flexible schedule (three mornings per week) to allow patients to work if they choose.

Patients in IOP see their doctor once or more every other week. These visits, which focus on medication management and assessment, will vary depending on the patient’s needs.

Intensive outpatient services are available at the following locations:

  • Coliseum Medical Centers, 360 Hospital Drive, Building D, Suite 210, Macon
    • Psychiatric Program: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 8:00am to 12:30pm
    • Chemical Dependency Program: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8:00am to 12:30pm
  • 402 Osigian Boulevard, Suite 100, Warner Robins
    • Psychiatric Program: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 8:45am to noon

For more information about our partial hospitalization or intensive outpatient programs, call (478) 464-8183.

Teen mental health care

The Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program provides an intermediate level of care for middle and high school teens who may benefit from more than just individual therapy alone but who do not need inpatient care. This care level provides short-term, intensive programming that allows them to participate in regular school and community activities.

Our program uses evidence-based illness management and recovery to provide teens with new tools to manage and resolve everyday life's practical challenges. It is led by an experienced team of licensed therapists, psychiatrists and other professionals.

The program includes:

  • Psychiatrist evaluation
  • Medication management when needed
  • Structured group therapy with a licensed clinician three evenings weekly
  • Family-centered participation one evening weekly
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Dialectical behavioral therapy
  • Interpersonal effectiveness skills building
  • Behavioral life skills training

The program is located at the Coliseum Center for Behavioral Health's Outpatient Services, located at 402 Osigian Blvd. Suite 100, Warner Robins, GA. Program hours are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 3:00pm to 6:00pm.

For information about our outpatient behavioral health services, call (478) 464-8183 or email Coliseum Outpatient Behavioral Health.

Substance abuse treatment

Substance abuse or dependence on alcohol, cocaine, crack, marijuana, ecstasy, amphetamines or prescription medications can destroy a person's life. It can negatively impact the lives of their family and friends as well.

We serve patients with a wide range of chemical dependency problems, including alcohol and drug abuse or dependency. We also treat individuals who have psychiatric problems along with chemical dependency.

From admission to discharge, our team focuses on family involvement in the recovery process.

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a safe, effective psychiatric treatment for conditions such as severe depression, schizophrenia and mania that don't respond to other treatment methods. About 80-90 percent of patients see significant improvement in symptoms in a relatively short amount of time.

Telebehavioral services available

As we continue to navigate COVID-19, our efforts are designed to help you safely continue receiving uninterrupted compassionate care for your physical and mental health wellness.

Our inpatient and outpatient programs remain open. We are now offering the option to receive services in our outpatient program using a virtual technology platform. Patients will continue to receive needed treatment in a format that makes sense given the environment today.

The telebehavioral health program's features include:

  • Expert clinical care to those who can't participate in face-to-face treatment
  • A secure HIPAA-compliant platform that is easy to use
  • A plan for psychiatric emergencies that may occur during a telehealth visit

Patients that are appropriate for virtual group setting will need:

  • Access to a laptop, tablet, or mobile device with audio and video in real-time
  • Access to dedicated internet access
  • Ability to download the teleconferencing app
  • Have private, confidential meeting space