Adult Inpatient Services
Adult inpatient treatment is provided in our hospital as well. Fairmount has five unique adult psychiatric units, which provide treatment programs that best meet the clinical needs of the patient.
Some patients require adjunctive therapies or other modalities to most effectively communicate and express themselves. Our Psychological Services Department and Allied Therapists provide the adult with optional avenues for expression and fosters group interaction.
Professionals who are specially trained in the creative arts, which may include music, art, dance/movement and recreational therapies staff the Allied Therapy Program at Fairmount. Fairmount is recognized among the leading mental health facilities in Pennsylvania; from Pittsburgh, to Harrisburg, to Philadelphia.
Our comprehensive psychiatric adult inpatient services and treatment program includes the following:
- Psychiatric Evaluation
- Psychosocial Assessment
- Nursing Assessment
- History and Physical Exam
- Medical/Surgical Consults
- Dietary Consults
- Psychological Screening and/or Testing (by referral)
- Individual/Family/Group Therapy
- Diagnostic Testing: Lab, Xray, EKG/EEG, MRI, CT, etc.
- Therapeutic Recreation
- Continuing Care Planning
- Dual Diagnosis Group
- Dental Services
Fairmount’s Psychiatric Adult Inpatient Service is a specialized level of care designed to meet the needs of individuals 18 years and older who are experiencing severe psychiatric disorders. There are 105 beds in the main hospital on five units:
N1: Intensive Care.
This unit is where the most chronic mentally ill patients are admitted. These patients have long-standing disorders, multiple psychiatric breaks throughout a lifetime, persistently low DSM-Axis 5 scores, and may need longer hospital stays to achieve stabilization.
N2: High Acuity Care.
This is a specialized unit that serves patients who present with aggression and or active suicidal activities. These patients are often candidates for increased observation while on other units.
N3: Women’s Trauma Informed Program.
This unit is designed for higher functioning women who may have a history of trauma/abuse or have sensitive issues that the individual wouldn’t feel comfortable sharing in a group with men (ie. relationship break-up; relationship dysfunction; grief/loss, etc.). The individual may also be experiencing issues related to addiction
N4: General Psychiatry with a Dual Diagnosis Track.
Patients served on N4 may present with a variety of issues. In addition to general psychiatry, N4 has a separate dual diagnosis program for patients whose mental illness co-occurs with an addictive disorder. Patients on N4 are separated by program for clinical activities such as group therapy and psycho-educational seminars. The dual diagnosis program has the capability of implementing a detoxification protocol for alcohol, benzodiazepines and opiates. This unit will also provide Methadone maintenance (up to 200 mg/day) and Suboxone maintenance if the individual is currently receiving those medications from another provider; we will need to have the ability to verify the dosage.
N5: Short Term Assessment and Treatment.
N5 is a general psychiatric unit designed to manage higher functioning patients in need of short-term assessment and stabilization.
Read more about our guidelines, process and general information for our adult patients of Fairmount Behavioral Health System.
Our Assessment and Referral Center is available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. Psychiatrists, nurses and master’s level clinicians are available to help determine what kind of treatment is needed and what the next step should be. Appointments can be made for the same day. Contact us now to schedule an evaluation or for an urgent need.