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Concentrated Care When You Need It

If your provider feels that you need round-the-clock care, they may recommend that you be admitted to our Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit. This unit has 20 beds for adults who are seeking treatment for emotional or mental disorders or medical treatment for withdrawal. A stay in this unit usually lasts between three and six days.

What to Expect


Your admission may begin with a visit to the Emergency Department, where you’ll have a physical examination. If you are medically stable, we’ll transport you by ambulance to the Inpatient Behavioral Health Acute Care Unit. Alternatively, your provider may arrange your admission directly.

Acute Care Unit

In the Acute Care Unit, you’ll have an initial evaluation that includes your health history, current problems, and treatment needs.

You’ll stay in a private room and wear hospital scrubs while you’re here. For your safety, this unit is kept locked. Your room will have limited furnishings, and your personal belongings will be kept in lockers at the nurse’s station.

You will see your psychiatrist each day during their morning rounds between 8 and 9 a.m.

Intermediate Care Unit

When your symptoms improve, your provider may order a move to the Intermediate Care area. While here, you’ll work with your provider on your treatment plan and help develop plans for your discharge.

In this unit, which is not locked, you’ll have either a private or semi-private room and wear your own clothes.

An important part of your recovery is interaction with other people. We encourage you to interact with our staff and other patients by taking part in therapy activities, eating in our dining room, and coming to the nurse’s stations with any requests (rooms do not feature a nurse call system). You may watch TV and use the telephone in our patient lounges.

As in Acute Care, you will see your psychiatrist each day during their morning rounds between 8 and 9 a.m.