We are Optima.

Lafayette's Comprehensive Behavioral Health Hospital Center for Adults & Geriatrics

Inpatient Treatment

Optima Specialty Hospital offers highly effective inpatient treatment services for adults aged 18 and above who are experiencing a variety of psychiatric disorders and related issues.

Partial Hospitalization

The partial hospitalization program (PHP) at Optima is the perfect environment for patients who can benefit from intensive day treatment, but who do not need around-the-clock care.

Outpatient Treatment

Our intensive outpatient program (IOP) is an ideal option for patients who can benefit from a step-down level of service or whose needs do not require a comprehensive inpatient experience.

Why Choose Optima Specialty Hospital?

Located in beautiful Lafayette, Louisiana, Optima Specialty Hospital is a place of hope and healing, where individuals in crisis benefit from comprehensive care provided by talented and compassionate professionals. Depending upon the unique needs of each person who is entrusted into our care, treatment may be provided by psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, licensed social workers, licensed professional counselors, mental health technicians, art therapists, and other specialists. At Optima, patients and their family members have the benefit of knowing that they are working with experienced professionals who are committed to ensuring that Optima remains a supportive and nurturing environment where all who walk through our doors are treated with the utmost dignity and respect.

Caring Staff

I was treated well at Optima, and the one-to-one care from the staff really made me feel safe. I would like to say thank you to them for being so supportive.

- a former resident

Welcome to Optima Specialty Hospital.

Optima Specialty Hospital is a 24-bed hospital that is designed to treat adults aged 18 and above who have psychiatric disorders, who are at risk for harming themselves or others, and/or who are experiencing a severe impairment in functioning due their symptoms.

Optima Specialty Hospital is staffed with skilled and compassionate mental health professionals who have specific expertise in the treatment of individuals who are experiencing mental, emotional, cognitive, and behavioral problems that are related to mental illness. Individuals who receive care at Optima will participate in a variety of therapeutic activities as part of a comprehensive treatment plan that has been designed to meet their specific needs. Depending upon each patient’s specific strengths and needs, care may include individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, and medication management services.

Treatment at Optima Specialty Hospital may be provided on an inpatient basis or via our partial hospitalization (PHP) and intensive outpatient (IOP) options. Depending upon the type and level of care that a patient is receiving, he or she may be in treatment from seven days to six weeks, with this length of stay able to be adjusted based upon the unique needs of the individual who is receiving care.