The Medical Stabilization process...
Candidates for Medical Stabilization include adults, 18 and older, who are in withdrawal or intoxicated, and are motivated to break their addiction cycles. An assessment is provided to determine appropriateness for admission.
During this three- to five-day hospital stay, Methodist Hospitals physicians, intake coordinators, registered nurses and social workers medically stabilize the patient, so that he/she can be referred to an appropriate level of care for continued treatment. All care is provided in a supportive environment with nursing and medical care to help ensure the well being of each patient.
Discharge and after-care planning are integral aspects of medical stabilization, and begin immediately after patients are admitted to the unit. This is essential to reinforce the patient’s post-stabilization treatment and follow-up.
In-patient treatment includes:
• Medical Stabilization
• Custom Discharge Planning
• Rehabilitation and Counseling Services Referrals
Medical Stabilization at Methodist Hospitals is a first step to a healthier, more productive life. Upon discharge, patients are referred to the appropriate recovery programs. At Methodist Hospitals, patients receive a combination of assessment, stabilization and referral services that provide a strong foundation for inpatient or intensive outpatient rehabilitation.
Patients may be referred by anyone. Those not referred by a physician must meet admission criteria upon arrival to Methodist Hospitals.
For more information, call 219-886-5960.