The Adult Behavioral Health Department is located at Good Samaritan Hospital. It is a 19 bed secure unit with 24 hour care for safety and stabilization of severe psychiatric symptoms and disorders.
Reasons to seek inpatient psychiatric care may include:
- Psychiatric symptoms are severe with potential to harm to oneself or others
- Psychiatric symptoms are significant and not responding to treatment
Treatment: How it Works
The focus of treatment in the inpatient unit is crisis stabilization, which is defined as:
- Intensive assessment and symptom management, and treatment for acute psychiatric disorders with problem-focused interventions, combined with education about symptom management, medications and community resources. The goal of inpatient treatment is to provide independence and functioning by engaging the patient (and, when appropriate, the family or support system) in individualized treatment and discharge planning.
Key Features of the Adult Inpatient Unit
- Individualized interdisciplinary treatment and care planning
- Diagnostic tests and counseling
- Individual and group therapeutic/educational sessions
- Psychotropic medications and information about the benefits, side effects, etc...
- Referrals and coordination for aftercare follow-up
- Information about community resources
- Crisis stabilization-intensive assessment, symptom management and treatment for severe psychiatric disorders
- 24-hour care on a secure unit for safety and stabilization
- Treatment for severe depression, anxiety, thought disorders
- Assessment and treatment by board-certified psychiatrists and acute care hospitalists
The Good Samaritan Hospital Adult Behavioral Health Department is a Medicare and Medicaid provider. Most private insurance plans are also accepted.