CentraState Medical Center provides inpatient behavioral health services on a secure unit that is fully staffed and equipped to treat a wide range of psychological, emotional, and behavioral problems in individuals ages 18 and older. Treatment focuses on the unique medical, psychological, cognitive, neurological, and occupational needs of each patient.
Inpatient care may be appropriate for patients who present a danger to themselves or others or whose condition has rendered them unable to care for themselves. The goals of inpatient care are to stabilize the acute emotional and psychological issues that led to hospital admission, and to improve coping skills, socialization, self-care, and daily functioning.
A Multidisciplinary Approach
The multidisciplinary inpatient treatment team includes board-certified psychiatrists, a medical director, a PhD-credentialed psychologist, psychiatric nurses, certified therapists, social workers, and activity and occupational therapists. Together they create a comprehensive, personalized treatment plan for each patient—simultaneously addressing psychological, biological, social, and medical concerns to bring about the best outcomes. Psychiatrists provide in-depth evaluations 24 hours a day, seven days a week to monitor progress in response to ongoing treatment.
Treatment includes daily visits with the psychiatrist, any required follow-up with medical doctors, group psychotherapy, activity and recreational therapy, marital and family therapy, and substance abuse evaluation, counseling, and education. Dietary counseling and treatment for substance-withdrawal are provided when appropriate. Pastoral care is also available for members of all religious faiths.
Patients meet with the treatment team within 24 hours of admission to develop the treatment plan, and then regularly to assess and promote progress. The team also keeps the patient’s other health care providers informed about treatment progress.
With patient permission, family members are encouraged to participate in the care plan. Family therapy is available and free education and support is provided to family members of inpatients and those who have been recently discharged.
When inpatients are ready for discharge, we support successful after-care by providing appropriate outpatient follow-up. This includes referrals to any necessary outpatient services and connection to a wide range of community resources, such as social services, behavioral health agencies, and private psychiatrists and therapists.