Memorial's behavioral health units are a safe, secure environment for people with primary psychiatric disorders.
At admission, patients receive a thorough assessment. Then together we create a treatment plan that meets the patient’s individual needs. Family members are encouraged to participate as much as the patient wishes them to be involved.
The treatment team consists of psychiatrist, nursing staff, psychotherapists, activity therapists and a nutritionist. Other medical specialists may be consulted as needed, and a chaplains are available. A certified substance abuse specialist may be involved if there is a need for such services.
The patient also helps develop the discharge plan that includes follow-up care and medicines.
All care in behavioral health units must meet guidelines set forth by regulatory agencies. These guidelines will be explained at admission. Families must understand the patient's right to privacy is highly protected. The patient (or designated decision maker) must state, in writing, that information about his/her treatment may be shared with others and also state who it is to be shared with.
For further information, please call 217-788-3405.