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United Hospital

Mental Health Services

Mental Health Services

For assessment, referral or crisis intervention services, please call 651-241-8694.
For Mental Health Services, please call 651-241-8565.

United Hospital provides mental health and substance abuse assessments tailored to the needs of the individual. We are dedicated to improving the quality of life for our patients by providing the support and tools needed to be successful in their recovery efforts.

Our role is to provide early detection of mental health and substance abuse issues, consultation and education, and coordination of services including:

  • Assessment and crisis intervention
  • Inpatient
  • Partial hospitalization and day treatment
  • Substance abuse

Assessment and referral, crisis intervention services


Mental Health Services - assessment and crisis intervention

For assessment, referral or crisis intervention services, please call 651-241-8694.
For Mental Health Services, please call 651-241-8565.

Crisis intervention services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at United Hospital for people experiencing a crisis or an emotional, stressful situation, including people who:

  • are experiencing acute emotional distress
  • feel overwhelmed and don't know where to turn
  • are losing control to the point of harming themselves or others
  • need referrals to support groups, outpatient care, community resources, hospitalization or other specialized services

Services include:

  • telephone assessments to briefly assess a patient's situation and refer him/her to appropriate resources for help
  • face-to-face assessments in the Emergency Department
  • facilitation of admissions
  • referral information
  • identification of treatment services to best meet the individual's needs
  • assistance with pre-certification, pre-authorization and clarification of treatment options are available to clients

Assessments are performed by masters-level, licensed psychiatric clinicians who work closely with, and are supervised by, United Emergency Services physicians and United Hospital psychiatrists.

Assessment and referral: Questions and answers

Assessment and referral is a hospital-based mental health service that responds to mental health or substance abuse crisis. Services are provided in the Emergency Department (ED) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. What can you expect?

Inpatient programs


For Mental Health Services, please call 651-241-8565.

United’s inpatient programs for adults, adolescents and adults over age 65 provide crisis stabilization, assessment, diagnosis and treatment planning to prepare patients for outpatient care, or a return to their home.

Patients receive around-the-clock care in a hospital setting while learning how to manage their illnesses. The attending psychiatrist directs the multidisciplinary team, which may be composed of psychologists, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, program specialists, program therapists, social workers and psychiatric case managers.

Program components include:

  • individual and group therapy
  • family involvement and therapy
  • educational programming
  • treatment and crisis planning
  • medication management

Partial hospitalization programs


For Mental Health Services, please call 651-241-8565.

Partial hospitalization programs are a less restrictive alternative to full hospitalization. These programs are for patients who have enough support at home, or in their community to return home each evening.

Program components are similar to the hospitalization program and include six hours of therapeutic program, five days a week.