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About The BridgeWay

The BridgeWay offers a continuum of services designed to help children, adolescents and adults who are experiencing those behavioral, emotional or addictive problems that can lead to fractured lives. Our team of mental health professionals includes board-certified child/adolescent and adult psychiatrists, master’s-level clinical therapists, and nurses and mental health associates who are here to help people reconnect with their families, friends and employers so that they may lead productive lives.

Since mental health issues occur across a spectrum, from mild to severe, we tailor our services for each person. Our programs are based upon the concept that each person has an inherent capacity to learn and grow, and are designed to meet the unique needs of each person and family. With each program, we offer diagnostic and evaluation services, medication management, individual, family and group therapy, recreational therapy, dietary services, case management and discharge planning.

The mission of The BridgeWay is to provide healthcare services that patients recommend to families and friends, physicians prefer for their patients, purchasers select for their clients, employees are proud of, and investors seek for long-term results.

To learn more about our history and future, download the our 35th anniversary program, Quality Care, Rooted in Arkansas.

Our Campus

Founded in 1983 and accredited by the Joint Commission, our quiet campus has retained much of the cozy charm and character that existed then.

Locally Managed and Publicly Owned

Co-founded by a group of community–based physicians and Universal Health Services in 1983, our mission is to provide quality healthcare. Through local leadership and the support of corporate resources, the mission is upheld today.

Secluded and Convenient

Nestled with the wooded hills of Central Arkansas, the location is private and serene. While the setting is secluded, it is located just a few miles from the highways that connect Arkansans, which facilitates admissions and visitation.

Natural and Contemporary

Perched atop a forested ridge overlooking the Arkansas River Valley, our campus affords scenic views, natural surroundings, and wildlife common to the Natural State. With the addition of new units and renovated area, the hospital blends nostalgic charm with contemporary design.

Open and Private

Stretched across 18 acres, our campus includes vast open areas that invite reflection. Yet those same natural surroundings provide for privacy among patients and visitors, which is essential to improving one’s mental health.

Large yet Small

Since 1983, the hospital has grown from a capacity of 66 to 127, and will continue to grow in the future. Although the facility stands as one of the largest psychiatric hospitals in the state, the patients receive individualized care in small yet comfortable settings, which allows for greater care.

We’re Just a Phone Call Away

We cannot offer a diagnosis, counseling or recommendations online. We offer confidential assessments at no-cost on-site or through mobile services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you or someone you know is experiencing a crisis, please call 800-245-0011. If you need immediate medical assistance, contact 911 or seek the nearest emergency room.