Adult Acute Inpatient

The acute inpatient program treats adults in an intensive therapeutic structure, providing psychiatric stabilization and 24-hour nursing care for patients experiencing critical symptoms. It offers a comprehensive treatment approach to stabilizing acute psychiatric and addictive disease problems in adults of all ages.

Patients in crisis will find a safe and structured environment that offers compassion and hope. Our multi-disciplinary treatment team includes:

  • physicians
  • nurses
  • activities therapists
  • mental health therapists
  • social workers

An individualized treatment plan is initiated with a special emphasis placed on medication management, as well as group and family therapy.

The ultimate goal of the inpatient treatment is to stabilize the immediate crisis and to enable the patient to return to the community with skills to promote personal and emotional development, relationship building and independence. Interventions are designed to provide patients with practical tools to manage their symptoms improve their coping abilities and solve their problems. A primary focus of treatment is placed on relapse prevention and education.
In order to reduce the need for future hospitalization, discharge planning is seen as a priority. Staff works towards identifying and coordinating community resource support and aftercare services to assist each patient in meeting their goals.

Whenever possible, and clinically appropriate, a patient’s family is engaged in the therapeutic process. Family or social support involvement is seen as being a critical issue in the area of relapse prevention.

Following inpatient care, patients often participate in partial hospitalization or intensive outpatient programming, also offered at Prairie St. Johns.

For more information on treatment options for adults and other programs in Prairie St. John’s continuum of care, or to schedule a no-charge assessment, please call 701-476-7200.