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Adult assessment and treatment

Mental illness or emotional problems can affect anyone, anytime. It’s important to know that you or a loved one doesn’t have to struggle alone. Help is as close as United Hospital, where we can offer you the right program or treatment for your particular situation.

The United Hospital Inpatient Program for adults includes crisis stabilization, assessment, diagnosis and treatment planning to prepare patients for outpatient care or a return to their homes.

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 registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, program specialists, program therapists and social workers. 

Program components include:

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

Patients are admitted into the Inpatient Program through an Emergency Department assessment, or by a direct referral from a doctor or clinic to our Assessment and Referral team.

United Hospital’s Adult Partial Hospital Program offers intensive psychiatric services for adults. The program is a less restrictive alternative to inpatient care for adults who need more services than weekly outpatient therapy provides. Also, it helps patients transition from inpatient to home. The Adult Partial Hospital Program is designed to be a brief treatment program with an average length of stay from two to three weeks. Participants attend six hours daily (Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.).

The program’s objectives are to:

  • Improve mental health and functioning by providing structure and support through group psychotherapy, education and case management services.
  • Monitor patient’s safety needs and intervene as necessary to prevent harm to self or others.
  • Identify primary behavioral, emotional and social needs, and determine specific goals to address these needs.
  • Reduce symptoms of psychiatric illness.
  • Repair self-esteem.
  • Provide an opportunity to develop and practice social skills.

Coordinate treatment with other community resources and prepare to transition to less intensive care.

Program Components

The following services are provided in the partial hospital setting:

  • group psychotherapy
  • psycho-education
  • symbolic experiential therapy
  • relaxation/activity therapy
  • social skills therapy
  • resiliency training

Referral and Admission

An intake meeting with a mental health professional is needed for admission to the Adult Partial Hospital Program. You or your physician can call 651-241-8101 for information or assistance in arranging an intake meeting. Intakes are done Monday-Friday by appointment. Patients from the Inpatient Program may be referred to the Partial Hospitalization Program by their physicians.

The mental health Adult Day Treatment Program at United Hospital is designed to help individuals achieve their optimum level of functioning by providing exceptional care, structure and support to stabilize and improve mental health. Patients may be experiencing a psychiatric illness that makes day-to-day functioning difficult and have found that outpatient therapy did not provide enough support. 

The program’s objectives are to:

  • Monitor patient’s safety needs and intervene as necessary to prevent harm to self or others.
  • Identify primary behavioral, emotional and social needs.
  • Determine specific goals that address these needs.
  • Reduce symptoms of psychiatric illness.
  • Repair self-esteem.
  • Practice decision-making skills.
  • Provide opportunity to develop and practice social skills.
  • Coordinate treatment plans with other community resources.
  • Provide structure and support to stabilize and improve healthy functioning through education and group psychotherapy.

Programming occurs Monday through Friday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon. Each patient is involved in his/her treatment and discharge planning. The length of treatment is based on individual needs. 

Program Components

  • group therapy
  • psycho-educational classes
  • experiential group
  • goal planning
  • family meetings
  • discharge planning

For more information on how to participate in United’s Adult Day Treatment Program, call 651-241-8168.