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.
Board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Dr. Jacobson brings to ACMH over 12 years of dedicated adult inpatient psychiatric experience; and with that, a genuine investment in the thoughtful provision of attentive, comprehensive, patient centered, evidence-based care. He is the Medical Director of ACMH’s Behavioral Health Unit, and is also a consult/attending physician for the ACMH Medical Withdrawal Management Unit (MWMU). His clinical focus is treatment-resistant mood and anxiety disorders.
Dr. Jacobson received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University Medical School in Cleveland, Ohio. He went on to receive postgraduate training at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic in Pittsburgh. Recently, Dr. Jacobson served as Medical Director of the High-Intensity Unit at VA Pittsburgh University Drive, working with veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and other associated mood and anxiety disorders.
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 4:00pm - 7:00pm daily.
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.