UM BWMC is proud to offer both inpatient and outpatient behavioral health programs aimed at providing a structured therapeutic environment for adults at least 18 years of age. Our individual and group psychoeducational services involve psychotherapy, community reintegration, medication stabilization and family consultation and education services.
Our interdisciplinary team of psychiatrists, nurses, occupational therapists and social workers develop treatment plans that are individualized for a patient’s specific needs. We provide referrals to private-practice psychiatrists, therapists and other community support services to ensure a patient’s continued wellness.
UM BWMC’s areas of specialized psychiatric care include:
Inpatient psychiatric care – a secure nursing unit that provides short term acute care, overnight medical treatment and therapy to patients who need life-saving care for their behavioral health condition.
Emergency department consults – our emergency physicians, mental health clinicians and psychiatrists collaborate to evaluate patients who arrive in a behavioral health emergency or crisis status as a result of mental illnesses and/or substance abuse disorders. Our dedicated behavioral health area in the emergency department provides a safe and reassuring environment.
Patient consultations on our medical nursing units – our inpatient physicians and psychiatrists collaborate to consult with a patient who may be experiencing a co-occurring mental health disorder.
Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) – an intensive daytime treatment program (with ongoing full-day daily sessions) designed for mental health patients who are discharged from the hospital but require additional step down medical treatment. Patients receive medical and therapeutic care from a team of UM BWMC health professionals, including a social worker, occupational therapist, nurses and a psychiatrist. We offer transportation assistance.
Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) – a daytime supportive treatment program (with ongoing half-day sessions) designed for mental health patients who are discharged from PHP but require additional treatment to support their recovery. Patients receive medical and therapeutic care from a team of UM BWMC health professionals, including a social worker, occupational therapist, nurses and a psychiatrist. We offer transportation assistance.
In-house outpatient clinic – the “Bridge Clinic” helps transition discharged patients from UM BWMC to a successful life at home by providing medical and psychotherapy appointments between the time they leave the hospital and the day they can be seen for an appointment with a community health provider. This helps to bridge the gap psychiatric patients may have when experiencing a delay in available appointments.