Adult Inpatient Services
Part of Strong Memorial Hospital
Our Adult Inpatient Psychiatry Service serves patients ages 18 and up who have symptoms of serious psychiatric illness or disorder requiring a safe and therapeutic environment during evaluation and treatment. The service consists of three separate units, including one that is specifically designed to meet the needs of patients ages 60 and over, as well as units that specialize in treating adults with co-occurring disorders for both mental illness and drug or alcohol abuse. Admissions to the inpatient service generally occur on an emergency basis.
We use a team-based approach for the evaluation and treatment of each patient, actively involving families and other care and treatment providers. Our acute inpatient mental healthcare teams consist of:
- A psychiatrist
- A psychiatric nurse practitioner or resident
- A psychiatric social worker
- Psychiatric registered nurses
- Psychiatric technicians
- Activities therapists
Discharge planning begins immediately after admission to prepare each patient and family to move to a less restrictive level of care as soon as it is clinically safe to do so.
Adult Inpatient Medicine in Psychiatry Unit
The Adult Inpatient Medicine in Psychiatry (IMIP) unit is a unique, 20-bed medical unit that provides complete care for patients with both medical and mental health needs. Offering combined medical and mental health care—in the same place, at the same time—is helpful for patients experiencing a complex set of problems.
Providers on the unit are typically Internal/Family Medicine trained with additional expertise in other areas such as Geriatrics, Psychiatry, or Addiction Medicine. Our health care team includes:
- Physician Assistants
- Nurse Practitioners
- Nurse Care Coordinator
- Social Workers
- Patient Care Technicians
Plus, excellent access to
- Psychiatry Consult Services
The Medicine in Psychiatry Service (MIPS) shares the same mission of providing combined medical and mental health care in an outpatient clinic setting. For more detailed information, please see our Medicine in Psychiatry Service website.