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.