Bakersfield Behavioral CARES


levels of excellent service


of caring expressed by the entire organization


to the needs of our patients, patients’ families, physicians, employees, referral sources and community


to modify our services in response to the ever-changing needs of the community we serve


to the organization, the community and external agencies

Bakersfield Behavioral Health Hospital

Bakersfield Behavioral Health Hospital

Welcome to Bakersfield Behavioral Healthcare Hospital.  As the Chief Executive Officer for a leading local provider in inpatient and outpatient behavioral health and substance use treatment services, I am dedicated to ensure that Bakersfield Behavioral upholds our mission to provide safe, effective, and efficient psychiatric services, in a caring manner for all members of our community.

I invite you to navigate our website and learn about our services and our professional core values: Consistent, Attitude, Responsiveness, Enthusiasm and Service. These values demonstrate the Bakersfield Behavioral difference and are the foundation to our service and quality patient care commitment.

Please contact us with any questions you may have about the treatment options we offer for children, adolescents and adults in mental health, substance abuse, and co-occurring disorders.  We are here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

We look forward to serving you.

Hope, Healing and Recovery begin here. 


Edward Whitehouse, CEO

Edward J. Whitehouse
Chief Executive Officer
Bakersfield Behavioral Healthcare Hospital