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Owatonna Hospital

Allina Health Mental Health at Owatonna Hospital

Lifeline to hope for those with depression

If you or a loved one is depressed, Owatonna Hospital can help.

"For inpatient treatment, Owatonna Hospital has a 10-bed secure adult mental health unit staffed by psychiatrists, a nurse practitioner, registered nurses, social workers, mental health workers, a patient educator and others, depending on patient needs," says Mary Jacobsen, licensed independent clinical social worker and manager of the Mental Health unit at Owatonna Hospital.

These experts offer a variety of therapies and medicines to help patients cope with depression.

Depression can be successfully treated with professional help. Start by talking with your doctor if you have any of these symptoms, or if they are affecting your daily life:

  • feeling sad or hopeless
  • loss of interest in friends, family, hobbies, work or sex
  • changes in sleep or appetite
  • difficulty concentrating
  • unintended weight change
  • thoughts of suicide or death
  • excessive crying
  • feeling irritable or anxious
  • chronic or persisting physical pain.

Owatonna Hospital provides inpatient mental health treatment tailored to the needs of the individual. We are dedicated to improving our clients' quality of life by providing the support and tools needed for successful recovery.

A referral by a physician, therapist, pastor or local hospital emergency room is required for admission.

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The role of Allina Health Mental Health is to provide early detection and treatment of mental health issues, consultation and education, and coordinated access to services throughout the entire continuum of mental health care.

Full hospitalization

A team of mental health professionals stabilizes, assesses and works with each patient. The patient stays in the hospital 24 hours a day. The average length of stay is five to six days.

Patients receive around-the-clock care in a hospital while learning how to manage their illness.

One's personalized program may include:

  • individual and group psychotherapy (talking through problems)
  • family involvement
  • educational programming
  • treatment and crisis planning
  • medication management.

Our inpatient mental health unit features:

  • 10 beds
  • patient day room with television, full kitchen, comfortable chairs and sofas
  • group therapy room
  • secure outdoor patio.