Adult Psychiatry

The Adult Inpatient Program occurs on a 28-bed unit that provides thorough, individualized diagnosis, stabilization, and treatment of acute symptoms, utilizing a comprehensive and multi-faceted approach to patient care.  Working in close partnership with patients and families, clinicians create a customized treatment plan for each individual based on the specific symptoms, the severity of the symptoms, and other co-occurring psychiatric diagnoses.  Covered by many health insurance providers, the adult program focuses on individuals ages 18 and older experiencing psychiatric illnesses related to mood and thought disorders, which may include anxiety and/or psychosis, with or without co-occurring substance use disorders.  The inpatient focus is on acute stabilization, as well as transitioning patients to less intensive treatment options, or safely and independently, to their home, community residence, or other outpatient treatment setting.

The intensive, short-term, 24-hour care on the adult inpatient unit has a length of stay that varies between 3 and 14 days.

The treatment team for the adult population includes psychiatrists, internal medicine physicians, registered nurses, mental health techs, mental health assistants, recreational therapists, social workers, as well as other specialty services as needed.  A sample of the structured program includes psychotherapy groups-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, leisure activities, as well as music and expressive therapies.  Integrated Dual Diagnosis Therapy is incorporated as appropriate.