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Patients & Families

Special Information for Patients & Families

Read about special information for patients of Fairmount Behavioral Health System and their families as they go through the Admissions process and visit the facility:

  • Patients and/or family members are informed of approved personal belongings prior to the assessment (see overview below).
  • Schoolbooks, calling cards, and small amounts of money are the only items that can be brought to visitation/family education.
  • Home medications are to be checked by the admitting nurse and stored until time of discharge, sent home with a family member, or upon special physician order, may be continued throughout your stay.
  • Controlled medications/substances are sent home or secured in the hospital safe.
  • Special creams, ointments, and inhalers are to be labeled and stored on medication cart if approved by the treating physician.
  • Visitors must be on an approved visitation list completed by the patient at the time of admission.
  • Only two visitors will be allowed per visitation.

Visitation

Child/Adolescent, Adolescent Services

  • Tuesday – 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday – 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday – 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Sunday – 3:30 p.m. -4:30 p.m.

N1 (Chronic Unit)

  • Tuesday – 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday – 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday – 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

N2 (High Acuity) & N3 (Trauma-Informed Women’s Program)

  • Tuesday – 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday – 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday – 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

N4 (Co-occurring/Dual Diagnosis), N5 (General Mental Health) & N6 (General Women’s); N7

  • Monday – 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday – 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday – 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Chemical Dependency Programs

  • Saturday – 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Attendance at the Family Educational Seminar (see above) is required. All visitors must wear a visitor’s badge at all times. These badges are obtained at the front desk of the main lobby. You will also be asked to sign in with the operator, and once again with the visiting staff. No children under the age of 16 will be permitted in the visiting area, unless they are attending a family session or a doctor’s order is written permitting them to visit. Please also keep in mind that no food or drinks are permitted in the visiting area. Any visitor who brings in contraband or is disruptive to the hospital will be asked to leave.

  • Visiting will take place in the hospital dining hall
  • There will be two units visiting at the same time
  • Visitors and patients will be asked to sit facing each other at their tables, during the entire visit
  • Visitors are expected to sign in and out at the front desk and in the dining hall
  • Visitors will be expected to place ALL belongings in lockers prior to your visit
  • Any visits to the Child/Adolescent unit will be asked to provide the patient’s password date prior to visit
  • Two visitors will be permitted to visit at a time. If a patient has more than two visitors, you will be expected to switch off during the visiting hour.
  • To ensure safety for our patients, we ask that you follow the provided list of contraband and please do not provide the patients with these items. The hospital will provide the patients with the necessary items during their stay.

If you would like to obtain copies of your medical records, please follow these steps.

Find more information on our admissions process or download a registration form today.

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If a psychiatric disorder or chemical dependency affects you or a loved one, please call 215-487-4100. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to perform no-cost assessments and answer questions on programs and admissions.