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Optima Specialty Hospital

  • Community Resource in Acadiana

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.

Call 337-991-0571 or 337-476-2369

Practice Address

1131 Rue de Belier
Lafayette, LA 70506

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    Resource Type(s)

  • Community Resource

    Ages Served

  • All Ages

    Payment(s) Accepted

  • Medicaid,
  • Other,
  • Private Insurance,

    Zip Codes

  • 70506


  • 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.

Other Notes

  • As a leader in the mental health community and an invaluable resource to the people in our surrounding area, we are pleased to be able to offer effective treatment for numerous mental health concerns, including the following:
    •Anxiety Disorders
    •Bipolar Disorder
    •Schizoaffective Disorder

    The presence of any of the above disorders, as well as other mental health concerns that could be present, will be assessed during our admissions process so that we can determine the most effective methods of care required to help you or your loved one in the most beneficial way possible.

    Top Notch Outpatient Services

    For those who do not require inpatient treatment, or for men and women who complete our more intensive programming but need a step-down level of care, we are pleased to offer exemplary outpatient services through our Visions program. This program will enable you or your loved one to make great strides in the healing process and prevent the need for more intensive forms of care in the future.

    By selecting Optima Specialty Hospital as the place to begin life anew, with well-managed mental health symptoms and an improved overall quality of life, you or an important person in your life will come to experience a positive difference; the Optima difference.