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Mental and Behavioral Health Services

You deserve good mental health—and the very best care. That's why we're here.

At Indiana Regional Medical Center (IRMC), mental and behavioral health services are provided through our Mental Health Sciences Division, which is a recognized Center of Excellence. That means we meet or exceed the standards of care set by the Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality.

We offer both outpatient and inpatient services.

Outpatient mental health services

Without proper treatment, a mental health issue can limit your life and even be debilitating.

Our team helps people manage the symptoms of a mental health disorder that may be keeping them from achieving their goals. We also help people learn coping skills that focus on their strengths rather than their weaknesses.

We even help prevent people from harming themselves.

Our mental health experts include board-certified and licensed psychiatrists. Some of our specialists have two or even three board certifications. Our psychologists are PhDs and master's level licensed clinical social workers (LCSWs).

Some of the outpatient services we provide to people of all ages are:

Psychiatry. Our psychiatrists address a wide range of conditions, including depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD, schizophrenia, eating disorders, post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and much more. So whether you need a doctor to help with depression, anxiety or another mental health issue, we can help.

Our outpatient psychiatry services include:

  • Mental health assessments.
  • Psychiatric evaluations for medication.
  • Prescription medication management of psychiatric, psychotic and anxiety disorders.
  • Psychological and neuropsychological testing.

Counseling. Not every issue is treated with medicines. Our psychiatrists and therapists provide many types of psychotherapy (also known as talk therapy).

Therapy is provided in individual and group settings. It helps people work through issues like relationship problems or grief over a loss.

Addiction help. Our team can diagnose and treat any underlying mental health issues that may be contributing to addiction. We also work closely with the Open Door drug and alcohol therapy program and can provide treatment referrals there as needed.

What to expect during your first mental health visit

We know that you may be nervous during your first visit. Our warm, friendly staff will do all we can to help you feel at ease.

Your initial consultation may last about 60 minutes.

You will receive a customized, detailed evaluation and a treatment plan. Our treatments are based on science. But we tailor your care to your situation. And we consider your unique values and goals.

How to make an outpatient psychiatrist or counseling appointment

To receive outpatient psychiatry or counseling services, ask your doctor for a referral. You can also request an appointment online or call 724.464.0270.

Inpatient psychiatric unit

Our inpatient Behavioral Health Services unit is available for people 55 and older.

We often help older adults who have:

  • Suicidal thoughts or attempts. If you or someone you know is in crisis or thinking of suicide, go to the nearest emergency room or call 911.
  • Hallucinations or delusions.
  • Self-destructive behaviors.
  • Worsening symptoms of a chronic psychiatric disorder, such as schizophrenia or depression.
  • Dementias. Because we specialize in meeting the psychiatric needs of older adults, we get a lot of referrals from other hospitals.
  • Behaviors that pose a danger to themselves or others.

Patients may stay in our safe, secure inpatient psychiatric hospital unit for up to 14 days.

During their stay, patients have access to 24-hour nursing and medical support. And they receive services tailored to their medical, emotional and social needs.

For example, if someone is experiencing a mental health crisis, we work to stabilize their condition. As needed, we may provide psychiatric evaluations, medication management and individual or group therapy.

But we don't just treat a crisis. We get to the root problem. And we support our patients' recoveries. We want to help our patients participate in life as members of the community whenever possible.

After they stay in our unit, we work to place our patients in a safe situation. That may be at home with their family or at a skilled nursing facility or assisted living center, for instance.

We involve families in behavioral health care

We believe that families are part of finding the best solution. That's why we encourage you to be involved in your loved one's care and to help our team come up with the best discharge plan.

We also understand that it's not easy being a caregiver. That's why we offer family education and support. We are proud of the many thank-you cards we receive from families we have served.

Learn more about our inpatient psychiatric services

If you have questions about the Behavioral Health Services unit, call 724.357.7404.

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