Adult Behavioral Health

Frequently Asked Questions

When Is In Patient Psychiatric Treatment Needed?

Admission is generally the result of a person being a danger to themselves or others, or the person is for some reason emotionally unmanageable in their present environment. Admission can also be because of hallucinations or other issues related to mental health. We also provide medical detox as needed. During treatment we will also address a variety of other problems that a person and their families face, including:

  • Suicidal thoughts or attempts
  • Homicidal thoughts or attempts
  • Excessive aggression
  • Depression
  • Substance abuse
  • Anxiety and panic disorders
  • Poor impulse control
  • Delusions/hallucinations
  • Confusion and disorientation
  • Social withdrawal and isolation
  • Grief or persistent sadness
  • Agitation and restlessness
  • Sleeping and eating disturbances
  • Self-neglect/Self-harm
  • Dysfunctional behavior that impedes daily living
  • Obsessive-compulsive symptoms
  • Hypomanic or manic behavior

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The Admission Process

Referrals or inquiries regarding care are confidential and may be made 24/7 by calling (918) 579-SAFE.

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What happens during treatment?

Our Inpatient treatment program is designed to provide crisis stabilization. A team of psychiatric staff provides diagnosis, medication management and supervision of all aspects of a patient's treatment. Treatment includes 24/7 nursing and physician coverage (both psychiatric and medical), family, individual, group and substance abuse therapies, also expressive therapy, spirituality group and a full complement of support staff.

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How can I stay in contact while in treatment?

Patients can make and receive phone calls to and from family members between groups or treatment sessions and in the evening. The number to the patient's phone will be provided at admission if the patient so desires.

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Who will be caring for my family member while in treatment?

Our staff is a team of psychiatrists, licensed therapists, registered nurses, therapeutic recreation specialists, and psychiatric technicians dedicated to the well-being of each client. Our Medical Director, Roderick Purdie, MD, has been with the program for over 15 years. Low staff turnover and a high level of employee satisfaction mark our staff's passion for the care of your loved one.

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About our program

The adult psychiatric unit is located on the 3rd floor of Hillcrest Medical Center. It is a 14 bed unit for the acute care of adult. We treat clients ages 18 to 65 with a variety mental health, substance abuse and dual diagnosis issues. The length of stay is generally 3 to 7 days or as soon as treatment objectives have been accomplished.

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What our staff says about the care of our patients

Psychiatrist: Helping people get back on their feet after a difficult situation in life is one of the most gratifying things that I do. Seeing people leave the unit with a fresh opportunity for a different path for life makes me feel like I am truly contributing to something good in their life.

Nurse: I have many one-on-one interactions with patients all day long and I get to see them change quickly. I like being a part of that.

Therapist: It is great to be in group or in a one-on-one with a person and watch the lights come on with a new insight, or see them establish a fresh beginning for themselves with their family, or to see them create a new belief in themselves. It just does not get any better than that.

Psych tech: My interaction with patients is constant. Some moments can be stressful, and sometimes the patients and I agonize together over their pain but many times we laugh together too. I love what I do.

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