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Behavioral Health Inpatient Services

Behavioral Health Triage

The Behavioral Health Center triage area located adjacent to Phoebe's Emergency Center is uniquely equipped to provide services for behavioral health clients. All behavioral health clients who present to the Emergency Center as a direct admission or as an emergency referral will be directed to the Behavioral Health Center triage area. Trained behavioral health staff will provide the patient with a behavioral health evaluation and refer the patient to the most appropriate setting. This setting could be discharge to home, Structured Outpatient Program, In-patient at Phoebe or another appropriate facility.

Inpatient Behavioral Care Units

The Behavioral Health units are located on two floors of the hospital - 3 and 4 East. There are a total of 38 inpatient beds. The units provide services to individual’s ages 18 and older that have been diagnosed with an acute psychiatric illness and need immediate intervention.

Treatment Team and Programs

The treatment team is the core to the success of services and recovery. Under the direction of the psychiatrist, the team is comprised of a program director, nurse manager, nurse practitioner, nurses, case manager, social worker, activity staff, and a staff of mental health technicians and certified nurse aides who have medical/surgical and psychiatric experience. The treatment team meets regularly to initiate an individual treatment plan, review each individual’s progress, coordinate care, and discharge planning. The treatment team works closely with the client and families to locate and arrange the best possible placement for each patient.

A strong emphasis is placed on relapse prevention, which includes a crisis care plan, with wrap-around services to facilitate a successful discharge from the inpatient unit. The discharge plan will assist the patient in maintaining their optimal level of well-being.


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Please call our helpline at 800-HELP-912 or (229) 312-7001.