Inpatient Psychiatric Program


Physicians Behavioral Hospital Inpatient Psychiatric Program provides comprehensive diagnostic evaluation and state of the art treatment in a secure, inpatient setting comprised of 24 beds. A full range of inpatient psychiatric treatment is provided offering acute crisis stabilization service to duel diagnosed patients including attention to those with acute psychotic, affective, and co-occurring addiction psychiatric illnesses. Our treatment encompasses a variety of both relapse prevention and crisis services with our approach.

Multi-disciplinary Team Approach

The Inpatient Psychiatric Program offers expert diagnosis and treatment for adults ages 18 and older with mood disorders such as Depression, Bipolar Disorder, thought disorders including Schizophrenia, and addiction disorders requiring medically supervised detoxification from alcohol, benzodiazepines, and opiates. Treatment is provided by a team of licensed professionals experienced in the assessment and treatment of mental illness in adults which includes a psychiatrist, medical doctor, dietician, licensed professional counselors, licensed addiction counselors, licensed social workers, registered nurses and licensed practical nurses. The program is designed as a multi-disciplinary treatment approach and encompasses a variety of therapies and modalities, including individual, group, family, activity and psychopharmacology. The program operates 24 hours a day, seven days per week, year-round.

Treatment Program

Our program offers specialized treatment of patients with psychosis, affective disorders, co-occurring disorders, as well as a wide range of other psychiatric diagnoses. The treatment philosophy introduces a combination of techniques tailored to the patient’s individual needs.

Psychopharmacological Treatments

Among the techniques are “biological” treatments, particularly the use of medications. Psychopharmacological treatment has proven to be very effective in the care of anxiety, panic, obsessive-compulsive and mood (depression and bipolar) disorders, as well as with psychotic illnesses.

Groups

Group sessions are also an important part of the patient’s treatment plan. Some groups are based on psychotherapy techniques with a focus on how the patient is feeling “here and now.” Some are more educationally oriented. Still others are focused on motor skills and activities, such as group outings depending on the course of treatment. The treatment team will discuss with the patient which groups are best suited to his/her needs.

Milieu Therapy

A third approach is “milieu therapy,” in which the patients and the staff on the unit are considered a whole community in themselves. Patients learn about themselves by participating in the life of the “unit” community, resolving its everyday problems and achieving its goals. The milieu provides structure, safety, mutual support and caring, and encourages active participation in an open flow of communication and feedback.

Program Advantages

 

24-hour nursing care

 

Physician-led, multi-disciplinary treatment team approach

 

Licensed staff that includes psychiatrists, addictionologist, MDs, RNs, LPNs, LCSWs, LPCs, and LACs

 

Safe, therapeutic, structured environment (Secured Units)

 

Intensive psychiatrist and therapist involvement

 

Individualized treatment plans that incorporate both medications and psychotherapy as appropriate

 

Single occupancy rooms offering our patients the privacy they deserve while healing and recovering

 

On-site Cafeteria giving us the ability to ensure our patients will be served hot meals with different options available that works closely with our licensed Dietitian. We are able to make certain that our patient’s special dietary needs can be met, such as gluten-free, to give an example of one.

Eligibility Requirements


The program provides services to those who are 18 years of age and older who:

  • Exhibit serious psychiatric/chemical dependency problems
  • Present a danger to themselves or others
  • Participation in outpatient programs have not improved current symptoms
  • Considered “Gravely Disabled” due to psychiatric condition

For an immediate assessment, please contact us at (337) 446-3428. Admissions are accepted 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Referrals may be made by physicians, mental health professionals, social service agencies, family members, friends or self. Admission decisions are made by a psychiatrist.

Make an Appointment

To schedule a no-cost assessment or for more information, please call (318) 300-3959 (24/7), or use the form below. Walk-ins are welcome, and appointments can also be made. We respect your privacy and hold all information discussed in the strictest confidence.

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Physician’s Behavioral Hospital does not exclude, deny benefits, or otherwise discriminate against any person on the grounds of race, color, national origin, disability, or age in admission to or participation in any of its programs, services, or activities. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to complying fully with the Americans with Disabilities Act.