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About Austin Lakes Hospital

Located in the Pavilion Building at St. David’s Medical Center in Austin, Texas, Austin Lakes Hospital offers a continuum of psychiatric services for adults age 18 and up in a confidential, caring environment that promotes crisis resolution, problem solving skills, social skills and personal growth. We strive to revitalize lives through hope, compassion and innovative care.

Our psychiatric programs give residents of Austin and Central Texas a choice when it comes to psychiatric care. Our distinctive services are thoughtfully designed and delivered to adults who seek effective strategies to help them reach healthy, productive lives.

The cornerstone of our treatment rests on exceptional mental health services and clinical excellence. Austin Lakes Hospital provides inpatient and outpatient psychiatric services to stabilize symptoms of depression, anxiety and other behavioral health disorders. If you or a loved one is facing substance abuse or addiction issues, we can provide a referral for treatment. Contact us for more information.

Welcome from Our CEO

Hello. Thank you for your interest in Austin Lakes Hospital. We hope that you find our website helpful in gaining information that will help you understand all that Austin Lakes has to offer. Through many professional disciplines, we offer a true umbrella of services that addresses the needs of our residents. Our goal is to provide unique and specific treatment approaches to allow for a more stable future for the individuals we serve. From our inpatient care to our outpatient services, our continuum of care provides the treatment necessary to move our adults toward a more independent future.

Our facility has a long history of serving adults and older adults with behavioral health needs. We have programs that meet the needs of adults age 18 and older, no matter where they are in life. Through evaluation, education, an individualized treatment plan and thorough discharge preparation, our residents learn coping skills that they can maintain the rest of their lives.

On behalf of the entire staff of Austin Lakes Hospital, thank you for your time and interest in us. We look forward to helping you and your loved one on the path to healing and growth.


Robert J. Lerma, M.S.
CEO, Austin Lakes Hospital

We’re Here to Help

Talking with one of our mental health professionals could help answer your questions and identify how we may be able to help you or your loved one. We offer no-cost, confidential assessments 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 512-544-5253. If you are currently experiencing an emergency, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.