Psychiatric Recovery Unit

Allen Parish Hospital's Psychiatric Recovery Unit is dedicated to providing proper treatment to patients experiencing mental illness and addiction. Treatments include group and individual therapy, and professional counseling with a board certified psychiatrist and social worker. A professional team, led by a psychiatrist and comprised of nursing staff, social services, psychology, activity therapists, and adjunctive services, provides care according to each individuals needs. Individuals can be admitted into the Psychiatric Recovery Unit 24 hours a day and transportation is provided if necessary. Inpatient services are covered by Medicaid and Medicare as well as some self-pay and private insurance plans.

Dr. Jayendra K. Patel, a psychiatrist employed by the APH Psychiatric Recovery Unit, has been named one of the Best Doctors in America® for 2011-2012. This prestigious recognition marks the third time that Dr. Patel has earned this honor. Dr. Patel was elected by his peers for inclusion in Best Doctors in America® from 2009 to 2012. Click on press release to read more information about this award.

APH's Psychiatric Recovery Unit sponsors many events with the NAMI organization. NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation's largest grassroots organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness. NAMI has a national organization as well as state organizations and local affiliates in more than 1,100 communities across the country. The APH Psychiatric Recovery Unit received the "2011 Professionals of the Year Award" from NAMI of Southwest Louisiana."

NAMI's support and public education efforts are focused on offering individuals and the community resources and information about mental illness through a variety of activities, including an array of support and education programs. The APH Psychiatric Recovery Unit along with the NAMI of Southwest Louisiana will sponsor a free 12-week course beginning in January, 2012, for family caregivers of individuals with severe mental illnesses. The course is called the NAMI Family to Family Program. If you have questions about this course or would like to register to attend, please contact Juanita Moorman at the APH Psychiatric Recovery Unit at 337-738-9444 or by e-mail at


Click on the link to open the PowerPoint on "The Faces of Our Team at APH" to see who helps make the Psychiatric Recovery Unit successful in providing proper treatment to our patients.