Acute inpatient hospitalization at Forest View Hospital is an intensive program that provides 24-hour care, daily interventions and highly coordinated treatment by a physician-led staff of mental health professionals. Inpatient hospitalization is designed to quickly stabilize the most serious symptoms to allow for a quick transition to a less intensive level of care.
Forest View’s inpatient treatment program provides a secure, structured therapeutic environment that emphasizes a multidisciplinary approach to individual challenges and issues. Structured programming occurs seven days a week, and includes group and family therapies.
Specific treatment groups include psychodrama, medication education, drug awareness and prevention, discharge planning, body movement, social skills training and psycho-educational groups.
Forest View Hospital recognizes the role that physical health plays in treating mental illness. The attending psychiatrist will coordinate with our internal medicine department and with the patient’s primary care office to address medical problems as they arise.
Inpatient staff will make every attempt to communicate and collaborate with a patient’s outpatient providers. Regular involvement is necessary to develop an individualized treatment plan, provide updates on progress, develop a comprehensive discharge plan and provide a seamless transition of care.
Family members are an important part of the treatment team throughout the assessment, treatment and discharge planning processes. Family involvement is essential in creating a positive transition from hospitalization to the home, school and work environments.
With a signed Release of Information Form on file, referral sources are kept informed of the patient’s progress from admission through discharge. There is a strong emphasis on this aspect of patient care.
Most health insurance plans are accepted, including Medicare and Medicaid.
Forest View Hospital’s professional staff are ready to help find the best treatment options for you or your loved one. Call 800-949-8439 for a no-cost, confidential assessment 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you need immediate medical assistance, contact 911 or seek the nearest emergency room.