The adult inpatient psychiatric services provide short-term admission for diagnostic evaluation and treatment to stabilize individuals in crisis. Treatment is provided for patients diagnosed with psychiatric disorders, substance abuse or a dual diagnosis of both. While hospitalized, patients will work with a multidisciplinary team headed by a psychiatrist who will design and implement an individualized treatment plan.
Treatment may involve psychological and behavioral components, family education and participation in group therapy. Involvement of the family and outside treatment providers is a crucial part of the treatment process. Internists are available on a consulting basis should problems arise during an inpatient stay.
Discharge planning meetings are held with family and other support persons to allow patients to move as quickly as possible to another level of care or other appropriate aftercare program.
Fuller Hospital offers specialized treatment for intellectually disabled adults experiencing psychiatric disorders, substance abuse issues or a dual diagnosis of both. The goal of the program is to enable patients to return to community living after a short-term hospital stay. The program provides a secure, respectful, therapeutic environment in which an individual can be understood and treated. Individual treatment planning is conducted with input from the patient, family, and their community-based team. For more information on this program, visit the Intellectual Disabilities page.