The Adult Inpatient Psychiatric Unit is dedicated to assessing and treating adults, ages 18 and up, who require a hospital level of care. Patients are admitted with a full spectrum of mental illnesses, including mood disorders, schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders. A complete electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) service is also available. A number of treatment modalities are employed on the Unit, focused upon the dual diagnosis population. Alcohol detoxification protocols are utilized on the Unit, with full medical back-up available. When clinically appropriate, mild opiate detoxifications and mild benzodiazepine detoxes are considered for admission.
The team is uniquely skilled at completing assessments and intervening in highly complex cases involving interplay of medical, psychiatric, functional, or psychosocial issues. The Unit is staffed with two board-certified psychiatrists, psychiatric residents, psychiatric social workers, nurses, an occupational therapist and trained support staff. Our staff works collaboratively with a consulting staff of internists and other medical subspecialties to provide a high level of medical treatment.
Discharge planning and collaboration with patients and outpatient treatment providers, families and community agencies facilitate an integrated approach and establish comprehensive transition plans that promote patients’ optimal functioning.