Adult's Behavioral Health Services

Outpatient Behavioral Health Clinics

Sometimes life can be overwhelming. When that happens, people need someone to listen and to provide support. Since 1967, Communicare has had a reputation for maintaining competent and caring staff. Outpatient therapy services, including individual, group or family sessions, are offered at each of our clinic locations. Our clinics also offer prevention services and alcohol and drug abuse treatment, psychiatric medication management, and school-based services. We are your community source for behavioral health care. Find out more information on Adult's Behavioral Health Services.

Harmful use of alcohol or other drugs interferes with health, work, and relationships with family and friends. Untreated, the problem can get worse, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Communicare has a variety of programs, designed to realistically meet the needs of those looking for help. Our programs focus on recovery and a smooth transition back to a normal life.

Toll-free access telephone number to schedule an appointment at any clinic location: (888) 344-8066.

Adult Crisis Stabilization Unit

Behavioral Health Emergencies don’t always happen between 9 and 5. When immediate attention is needed, the Adult Crisis Stabilization Unit (ACSU) is a 24-hour alternative to hospitalization. Our staff is available to assist behavioral health consumers through a time of crisis and help them return to their normal routine. Our treatment team focuses on linking the consumer with community resources and returning them to their home as quickly as possible.

Residential Placements

Two apartment complexes are available for adults with chronic mental illness who are able to live independently. These complexes are located in Elizabethtown and Bardstown. Applications are accepted from individuals regardless of county of residence.

Adult Targeted Case Management

Adult Targeted Case Management offers support to adults with severe mental health and substance abuse treatment needs by providing identification and access to resources and services that may enhance his/her quality of life. Targeted Case Management provides support in a variety of tangible ways, tailored to the client for the purpose of promoting empowerment and dignity in every day living.

Baptist Health-Hardin – Lifespring Unit 

Through a partnership with Baptist Health-Hardin, Communicare is involved in in-patient psychiatric services to all consumers within our region. This program has been recognized by the National Alliance on Behavioral Health and Eli Lilly as a recipient of the annual “Heroes in the Fight” award, which celebrates dignity, courage, hope, and recovery in the treatment of people with severe and persistent behavioral health within specific local or state communities. The program offers mobile detoxification on a limited basis for persons with co-occurring disorders.

Emergency Services

Consumers in the Lincoln Trail Region may receive 24-hour emergency services in the form of On-Call Mental Inquest Warrant (MIW) evaluations; linkages to in-patient psychiatric treatment; Jail Triage On-Call Consultation and Disaster/ Emergency Response. These programs also provide education and training on legal issues related to behavioral health to Communicare staff, consumers, consumer families and other persons in a position of support and external agencies.  

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Services

The Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) program is an 18-24 month program designed to assist individuals with opioid or heroin addiction achieve long-term recovery. Along with medication, therapy for co-occurring mental health and substance use issues will be essential for success with the program and maintenance of recovery. Medicaid MCOs and self-pay are the accepted forms of payment.

Alcohol and Other Substance Abuse Services

Communicare provides outpatient alcohol and drug services to adults and adolescents in all clinic locations. Services include chemical dependency assessments; individual, group, and family therapy; family counseling; specialized services for women; specialized non-assistance programming for teens; intensive outpatient programming (IOP); aftercare services; consultation, education, and referral services; and specialized 12-step programming for persons with mental illness.

Substance Abuse Transitional Housing

Passages is a women’s transitional housing program, involving subsidized housing (11 units) for chemically dependent women located in Hardin County. Admission criteria includes: Kentucky resident over the age of 18; homeless; have demonstrated self-acknowledgment of a chemical dependency problem; a limited annual income; have received chemical dependency treatment within the past six months prior to application, and have maintained 30 days of sobriety prior to admission. An on-site caseworker is assigned to assist with educational sessions to help clients continue with a healthy drug/alcohol free lifestyle.

EAST Center

EAST Center is a 30 day residential treatment program for pregnant, post-partum and parenting women with substance use disorders. Parenting mothers qualify with a child age 5 and under who may reside with them while in treatment. Priority will be given to pregnant women in need of Medication-Assisted Treatment

EAST Center Men's Unit

EAST Center Men’s Unit is a 30 day residential treatment program for men with substance use disorders located in Hardin County (12 beds).  Referrals are accepted across the Commonwealth of Kentucky, with priority given to men from the Lincoln Trail Area Development District.  Men in need of Medication-Assisted Treatment are also given high priority.  


EasternCare is a Recovery Residence and Intensive Outpatient Program for pregnant, post-partum and parenting women with Substance Use Disorder. Parenting women must have a child age 5 or younger. Priority will be given to pregnant women in need of Medically Assisted Treatment.

Regional Prevention Center (RPC)

The RPC's role is to prevent alcohol, tobacco and other drug (ATOD) related problems such as addiction, illness, and impairment.  In these efforts, we help individuals and groups develop prevention programs that will encourage healthy choices regarding alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.  The RPC also has a resource library that can be used for alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention services including school curricula. 


KY Moms MATR is a Communicare program concerned with preventing drug and alcohol affected babies. These staff collaborate with a variety of community agencies in order to identify pregnant women to invite to universal prevention services. RPC staff identifies those individuals who may have more intense service needs. Each pregnant woman who participates in prevention or treatment services receives incentives for attendance.