We offer both inpatient and outpatient behavioral health services. Our staff includes psychiatrists, a psychiatric nurse practitioner, licensed counselors, licensed clinical social workers, nurses, activity therapists and other support personnel. They deliver compassionate care to our adult patients. In our 16-bed unit, patients participate in a variety of individual and group-focused activities to learn more effective tools for living. As you make progress, our staff will prepare you for the transition from the hospital back to your community.

Our seven-bed Geropsychiatric Unit – one of only a few available in this area – is specifically designed to help older adults cope with changes they may be encountering, ranging from anxiety and/or depression to dementia and paranoia. Our program is short-term and emphasizes dignity and respect for each individual.

You may be referred by your primary care physician, human service agencies and other mental health providers, or you may self-refer.

We also offer outpatient behavioral health services, which includes Addiction and Recovery Treatment, as well as psychiatric and neuropsychiatric services specific for the geriatric population.

Senior Life Solutions

Senior Life Solutions at Ephraim McDowell James B. Haggin Hospital is a six-month program for Medicare patients to help them safely return to their optimal style of living. The program can help seniors who are dealing with a range of difficulties, including depressed mood, unresolved grief, anxiety and nervousness, isolation or loneliness, sleep or appetite changes, among others.

We teach coping skills through confidential treatment; group, individual and family therapy; and coordinating the patient’s care with their primary care physician.

A noon meal is provided during the session.

To determine if you qualify, please call (859) 733-4878.

Our Providers

John H. Allahham, MD.

Dr. Allahham is a psychiatrist who treats and inpatients while also staffing the Outpatient Behavioral Health Services. He graduated from the University of Jordan in 1987.

Osama Ali, M.D.

Dr. Ali treats only inpatients at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. He earned his medical degree in 2002 from the University of Al Fateh in Libya. He joined the staff in 2019.

For an appointment, please call (859) 239-4000 for inpatient services or (859) 239-5570 for outpatient services.


  • 217 South Third Street, Danville (inpatient services)
  • 120 Daniel Drive, Danville (outpatient services)
  • 464 Linden Avenue, Harrodsburg (Senior Life Solutions)