Admission for Behavioral Issues
Fairmount Behavioral Health System is dedicated to providing the immediate help you or a loved one might need every step of the way during the admission for behavioral issues process.
We strive to maintain a total therapeutic environment through an individualized treatment approach for each patient and family. Each program is designed to provide services appropriate to the scope and level of care required by the patient population served.
With a call to Fairmount, you have immediate access to a team of multi-disciplinary professionals, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, who can assess an individual in crisis and arrange admission to the appropriate level of care. A psychiatrist is on site at all times.
Whatever the need, at any time of the day or night, high quality care is as close as a telephone. Our Assessment Center is staffed by psychiatrists, R.N.s and highly skilled Master’s level clinicians who are specially trained to assess individuals in crisis and provide confidential assessments.
Based upon the assessment, patients are referred to the appropriate level of care. For those patients who are admitted to one of Fairmount’s inpatient or outpatient programs, the Assessment Center staff will coordinate all insurance pre-certifications.
Fairmount is located in the Roxborough section of Philadelphia, about 10 minutes from Chestnut Hill and Montgomery County. Fairmount provides services to patients and families from Bucks, Montgomery, Philadelphia, Delaware and Chester Counties; the Lehigh Valley, Lancaster, Reading, Harrisburg, Northeast and Central Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.
You may call or walk in 24 hours a day, seven days a week to speak with a counselor, schedule an evaluation or to arrange a professional referral for admission.
We accept coverage by most insurance carriers including many HMO’s, PPO’s, Medicare and Medicaid.
Evaluation and Admission for Behavioral Issues Information
What Happens During the Assessment
Admission for behavioral issues care starts with an evaluation comprising a clinical interview with one of our mental health specialists. Evaluations may last from 1-2 hours as you will meet with a Masters level clinician or nurse and then a psychiatrist.
During this time, a member of our professional staff meets with you to evaluate your needs and review your treatment options with you.
Following the evaluation, we will provide a comprehensive recommendation to the individual and/or their family for ongoing outpatient counseling, residential care or further physical/psychological assessment. If treatment at our facility is not appropriate, we will refer you to another agency or specialist who can best meet your needs.
What Happens At Admission
During the admissions process, you will meet with an Admissions specialist who will review your rights, insurance information and have you sign various consents for treatment. You will also have a series of comprehensive evaluations including a nursing assessment, psychosocial evaluation, History and Physical and a complete psychiatric evaluation.
You will then be escorted to the appropriate unit. On the unit, your treatment team will meet with you to set goals and formulate your Master Treatment Plan.
Find out more on what paperwork is needed and general admission rules, including what objects are and are not allowed, on our special information for patients and families page.
Not sure if Fairmount works with your insurance carrier? Browse our list of accepted insurance plans.