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Adult Inpatient Program

Inpatient Treatment for Adults

Fairmount Behavioral Health System houses five unique adult psychiatric units, each of which offers a specialized level of care designed to meet the individual treatment needs of adults (ages 18 to 65).

Adult Psychiatric Units

N1: Intensive Care
This unit is for adults in an acute state of psychiatric crisis who may need long-term hospitalization to achieve stabilization. These patients typically have long-standing disorders, a history of psychiatric breaks and persistently low DSM-Axis 5 scores.

Download the treatment schedule for intensive care.

N2: High-Acuity Care
This specialized unit is designed to accommodate adults who present aggression, active suicidal activities or both. These patients are often candidates for increased observation while on other units.

Download the treatment schedule for high-acuity care.

N3: Women’s Trauma-Informed Program
This unit is designed for higher-functioning women who may have a history of trauma and abuse or have sensitive issues they would not feel comfortable sharing in a group with men (Relationship dysfunction, break ups, grief and loss, etc.). They may also be experiencing issues related to chemical dependency.

Learn more about our women’s inpatient services.

Download the treatment schedule for the women’s trauma-informed program.

N4: General Psychiatry With a Dual Diagnosis Track
This unit serves adults who may present a variety of psychiatric issues. Beyond general psychiatry, N4 has a separate dual diagnosis program for patients whose psychiatric disorder co-occurs with chemical dependency issues. Patients on the unit are separated by program for clinical activities such as group therapy and psycho-educational seminars.

The dual diagnosis program can implement a detox protocol for alcohol, benzodiazepines and opiates. This unit also provides methadone maintenance (up to 200 milligrams a day) and Suboxone maintenance for individuals who currently receiving those medications from another provider. In these cases, we will need to verify dosage.

Learn more about the co-occurring psychiatric and chemical dependency program.

Download the treatment schedule for the general psychiatry unit.

N5: Short-Term Assessment and Treatment
N5 is a general psychiatric unit designed to manage higher functioning adults in need of short-term assessment and stabilization.

Download the treatment schedule for short-term assessment and treatment.

N6: Women’s General Psychiatric Unit
This unit is a designed to help higher functioning female patients in need of short-term assessment and stabilization. Patients on this unit may have chemical dependency issues. Treatment is individualized and includes gender-responsive and trauma-informed groups and individual therapy.

Download the treatment schedule for the women’s general psychiatry program.

Components of Adult Treatment

  • Psychiatric evaluation
  • Psychosocial assessment
  • Nursing assessment
  • History and physical exam
  • Medical and surgical consults
  • Dietary consults
  • Psychological screening and testing (by referral)
  • Individual, family and group therapy
  • Diagnostic testing (lab, x-ray, EKG, MRI, CT, etc.)
  • Therapeutic recreation
  • Continuing care planning
  • Dental services
  • Psychopharmacology

Here to Assist You 24/7

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.