Adult Services General Information
Welcome to Fairmount Behavioral Health System. We are located in Philadelphia, PA where we provide comprehensive adult psychiatric services. At Fairmount we place a strong emphasis on living by our values every day. These values are Service Delivery, Patient Well-Being, Patient Awareness, Teamwork/ Communication, Environment of Care, and Service Excellence.
Here is general information and guidelines for our adult patients of Fairmount Behavioral Health System.
Admission to the Hospital
People often enter treatment because they recognize that things in their life are not going well and they want to start doing something to change that. Benefiting from treatment and getting started on the road to recovery require focus and commitment. Treatment is about you. Fairmount’s goal is to provide you with a positive, safe environment and treatment experience so that we can begin to address your problems and concerns, and you can begin making changes in your life. We believe that this can be accomplished with a structured, consistent treatment program.
At the beginning of your stay, you will be assigned a team of highly qualified professionals including a psychiatrist, nurses, social worker, allied therapist, and other mental health professionals.
Assessment and Treatment Planning
We look forward to collaborating with you as you being to work towards your goals. Our treatment team will work with you to develop a plan of care that makes sense. This is your treatment program. The more you actively participate in treatment, the better your success. It is important that you assist in the development of treatment goals and understand all steps in the plan. Please ask questions if there is any part of your treatment that you don’t understand.
Your treatment will begin with a thorough examination of the problems and concerns you are experiencing. Please be honest, open, and direct during your assessments. When answering questions, remember that the more we know about you, the faster we can help you develop an effective plan of care. Laboratory testing will usually be necessary for your medical care. Following an initial evaluation, your treatment team will meet with you and help you set goals and formulate your Master Treatment Plan.
Your treatment program is specially designed to meet your needs. You are strongly encouraged to be on time and participate in all activities in order to get the most out of your stay. You will participate in Community Meetings, group therapy, meet with members of your treatment team, and be involved in other assessments and therapeutic activities as clinically indicated. Your treatment program will include a combination of Group Therapy, Educational Groups, Allied Therapy, Individual Consultation, Family Therapy, and other services.
Our Psychological Services Department will help you meet your therapeutic goals through a variety of therapeutic activities. You learn how to solve problems, increase self-awareness, express negative feelings in appropriate ways, reduce anxiety, enhance attention and concentration, and improve interpersonal skills. Modalities may include art therapy, exercise, relaxation training, occupation rehabilitation, and recreation/leisure education.
Discharge planning begins on the day of admission. Your plan is formalized under the direction of your attending psychiatrist and is part of your treatment plan. A well-designed discharge plan is key to your success after you leave the hospital. Your involvement in discharge planning is essential.
Whether you’re here for mental health therapy or drug/alcohol treatment, you will find all you need to know and more in our Adult Psychiatric Services handbook. Our goal is to provide an environment to help you succeed in making a positive change. With the help and support of our medical and clinical staff, family and friends, you can achieve your life changing goal at Fairmount Behavioral Health System. Click here for more detailed information about our Adult Psychiatric Services. If you are looking for additional information, please contact us.