Behavioral Health

An acute inpatient unit with a multidisciplinary team approach

A Path to Well Being

ACMH Behavioral Health is an acute inpatient behavioral health unit in which a multidisciplinary team provides care to individuals with behavioral health diagnoses in a safe, structured environment.

Patients are expected to attend scheduled activities and group therapy daily. Care is led by a board certified psychiatrist and directed through an experienced multidisciplinary team. Consultants are invited to participate in care as appropriate to the needs of the individual patient. The primary goal is for the patient to return to an optimal level of functioning.

For questions and referrals to the Behavioral Health Unit, please call 724-543-8437 or contact Kathy Guth, Community Education Coordinator, at 724-525-2285.

Services

  • Psychiatry
  • Therapeutic & Educational Groups
  • Medication Education
  • Recreational Activities
  • Family Meetings
  • Social Service and Case Management Support
  • Internal Medicine and Specialty Consults as needed
  • Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapies as needed

Unique Features

  • Age Appropriate Programming
  • Private Rooms
  • Free Parking for Patients and Family
  • Small Patient-to-Staff Ratio

Frequently Asked Questions

When can I visit my family/significant other?
Therapeutic groups and activities are scheduled throughout the day and patients' attention is directed to developing coping skills and becoming actively involved in their treatment and recovery. Visiting hours are Monday through Friday, 4:00pm - 7:00pm; weekends and major holiday hours are 1:00pm - 7:00pm.

Can a patient have a television or phone in their private rooms?
The treatment team encourages socialization and positive interactions with others; therefore, patients are expected to spend their free time interacting with others. There are televisions in the lounge and a public phone for patient use.

Can family attend groups/activities?
Due to issue of patient confidentiality, family members are not able to attend patient group sessions. However, individual family sessions can be coordinated with the assigned social worker as necessary.  Scheduled sessions will take place on the behavioral health unit.

Will I, or my loved one, be safe on the Behavioral Health Unit?
To ensure safety and security, the Behavioral Health Unit is a locked facility. Rounds are made every fifteen minutes and a staff member is available 24/7. Visitors will be checked in and all packages and bags will be searched. 

Location

From the ACMH Hospital main lobby, take an elevator to the 2nd floor, then turn left. The Behavioral Health Unit is located at the end of the hall. Ring the doorbell for entry.