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Behavioral Health Unit

The Behavioral Health Unit at Saint Michael’s Medical Center offers voluntary inpatient treatment for those with psychiatric disorders. For more information, please contact the Psychiatric Intake Service at 833-310-1588.

All patients who come to the Emergency Department experiencing a behavioral health crisis will be assessed by medical and psychiatric professionals. Voluntary patients will be referred to the inpatient unit when clinically appropriate.

Our primary goal is to provide a safe and therapeutic environment in order to stabilize the patient’s presenting symptoms and allow them to return to a fulfilling and productive life. During the patient’s stay, our staff will work with the patient and their family/significant others (when clinically appropriate) to create an individualized plan of care based on the patients stated goals.

Treatment provided includes:

  • Psychiatric evaluation
  • Medical evaluation
  • Nursing assessment and care
  • Psychotherapy
  • Group therapy
  • Creative Art / Rehabilitation Therapy
  • Co-Occurring Disorder counseling
  • Medication management
  • Discharge planning
  • After Care Follow-up Referral
  • Patient and Family education

At Saint Michael’s, we employ an interdisciplinary team approach to psychiatric care which includes:

  • Board-certified psychiatrists
  • Psychiatric nurses
  • Licensed clinical social workers
  • Discharge Planner
  • Licensed therapists
  • Certified addiction counselors
  • Recreational therapists
  • Chaplains
  • Mental health tech / associates

We believe in caring for the whole person — body, mind and spirit. Our care team supports the patient and their family throughout treatment.

Patients will be admitted to the unit for behavioral health conditions including but not limited to:

  • Acute Behavioral Crisis
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Suicidal behaviors or thoughts
  • Obsessive Compulsive and related Disorders
  • Medication adjustments and other related issues requiring acute inpatient stabilization.

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