The Inpatient Behavioral Medicine Unit at Methodist Hospitals is dedicated to providing compassionate, individualized care in the least restrictive therapeutic environment. We demonstrate a high level of expertise in developing strategies to help patients manage their acute psychiatric and emotional needs.
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, one in four adults experience a mental health disorder in a given year. Ten percent of children and adolescents in the United States suffer from serious emotional and mental disorders, according to the U.S. Surgeon General. The consequences of untreated mental illness are significant and can include unnecessary disability, unemployment, substance abuse, homelessness, inappropriate incarceration, suicide and wasted lives.
Fortunately, with appropriate medication and services tailored to their needs, most people diagnosed with serious mental illness can attain a satisfying level of achievement and independence.
In our safe, confidential and professional setting, patients have access to Board Certified psychiatrists, specially trained psychiatric nurses, Masters-prepared social workers and counselors, and expert clinical staff for therapeutic interventions, social services and discharge planning.
The doctor / therapy staff / patient relationship is key to our multidisciplinary treatment team approach. Patients and their families or guardians are given an active role in patient evaluation, stabilization, treatment, and discharge planning. Meetings with members of the treatment team and family members or guardians help to assure that safe and reasonable plans are in place to foster continued success following discharge from the hospital to home.
Methodist offers the following services:
24-hour psychiatric nursing care
Comprehensive diagnostic and psychological testing available onsite
Complete evaluation including neurological, physical, psychosocial and dietary
Medication education and management
Full assessment of patient and family
Individualized treatment plans
Family / group / recreational therapy
Closed and locked unit
Our Inpatient Child / Adolescent Unit accepts patients age 6 to 17, with services focused on meeting the special needs of children, adolescents and their families. We actively work with community agencies and foster care to assure a safe environment for all patients. The unit has six child beds and 14 adolescent beds. Referrals are received from schools, courts, social workers, churches, mental health agencies and physicians.
The 16-bed Inpatient Adult Unit at Methodist serves patients aged 18 and over.
Direct any questions to Behavioral Medicine Services at 219.886.4562.