Inpatient Wards

General Adult Inpatient Program

The General Adult Inpatient Program treats patients with a variety of disorders, such as depression, bipolar disorder, psychotic disorders including schizophrenia, anxiety disorders including obsessivecompulsive disorder, and other serious psychiatric conditions. This brief, acute program provides comprehensive psychiatric evaluation and treatment to stabilize psychiatric symptoms. Crisis intervention and individualized, structured treatment are provided to patients in need of an intensive and safe setting. The goal is to achieve rapid symptom improvement and develop aftercare plans for continued progress after discharge. Patients are typically followed by a psychiatrist, social worker and nurse, along with unit-based milieu counselors, recreational/occupational therapists and patient care associates. Treatment team members work together to integrate biological, family systems, psychosocial and life skills approaches in treating the individual as a whole.

Clinical services provided by our Adult Inpatient Program may include:

Comprehensive and multidisciplinary evaluation of patients' physical, psychological and social issues

Medication evaluation and management

Crisis-oriented intensive family and individual therapy

Structured group therapy using cognitive-behavioral approaches to symptom management and coping skills

Psychoeducational groups focused on understanding psychiatric disorders, medications and recovery

Psychiatry Inpatient Unit

This unit provides short-term acute inpatient care to children, adolescents and adults who pose an imminent danger of harm to themselves or others or are functionally impaired so as to present a danger to themselves. Admission and care are provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The focus of treatment is to provide safety for each patient while individualized assessment, stabilization and discharge planning is performed by the multidisciplinary treatment team.

Dual Diagnosis Inpatient Program

Our Dual Diagnosis Inpatient Program is designed for patients with dual diagnoses of substance-abuse disorders and psychiatric illness. Our clinical approach addresses the interaction of the substance abuse and the psychiatric illness, recognizing the capacities of each patient and using creative and flexible interventions to achieve treatment goals.Program staff include psychiatrists, social workers, nurses, occupational therapists, therapeutic recreational specialists, milieu counselors and patient care associates. Emphasis is on assessment, brief treatments, clinical case management and beginning rehabilitation. Treatment team members integrate biological, relapse prevention and life skills with 12-step recovery, crisis intervention and social development to help patients in achieve their goals. A key program component is helping patients learn new and more effective ways to handle various behavioral and environmental triggers.

Dual Diagnosis Program clinical services may include (with a focus on co-occurring mental and substance-use illnesses):

Comprehensive assessment of physical, psychosocial and social issues

Medication evaluation and management

Crisis-oriented intensive family and individual therapy

Psychoeducational groups focused on changing problematic behaviors and to teach patients about their psychiatric disorders, addictive behaviors, health concerns and risks, and prescribed medications

Activities that support recovery

Psychosocial and occupational therapy to teach relapse-prevention skills

Electroconvulsive therapy

Discharge planning and collaboration with patients' outpatient treaters, families and community agencies