Inpatient Services

Adult Inpatient Treatment

Treatment is focused on reducing the patient's symptoms and moving the patient on to continuing outpatient care in the community. The multi-disciplinary team approach utilizes the skills of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurses and recreational and expressive therapists.

In addition to two acute care psychiatric adult units, the Behavioral Health Center has a third unit which serves as a general inpatient psychiatric population and those with combined psychiatric and medical problems.

Child/Adolescent Inpatient Treatment

Two specialized units, one for children and one for adolescents, provide comprehensive evaluations and treatment in a structured setting.

Treatment includes milieu, individual, group and family therapy and medication, if necessary. Discharge planning is done in cooperation with parents and involved agencies. A psychiatric multi-disciplinary team approach is used and includes psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurses, educators and recreational and expressive therapists. Consultation with pediatricians is available, as needed. During their stay, children attend school located in the building to minimize any disruption in their education. Both units have access to indoor and outdoor recreational facilities.

Psychiatric Consultation/Liaison Services

Psychiatric consultation throughout the University Hospital and Children's Hospital are performed by the Consultation/Liaison Psychiatry Division. The Division uses a humanistic, biopsychosocial approach, which understands that people with medical illness benefit from having their emotional and relational needs met.