Inpatient Psychiatric Program

Physicians Behavioral Hospital Inpatient Psychiatric Program provides comprehensive diagnostic evaluation and state of the art treatment in a secure, inpatient setting comprised of 24 beds. A full range of inpatient psychiatric treatment is provided, including particular attention to those with acute psychotic, affective, and co-occurring substance abuse psychiatric illnesses.

Multi-disciplinary Team Approach

The Inpatient Psychiatric Program offers expert diagnosis and Physicians Behavioral Hospitaltreatment for adults ages 18 and older with mood disorders such as Depression, Bipolar Disorder, thought disorders including Schizophrenia, and substance use disorders requiring medically supervised detoxification from alcohol, benzodiazepines, and opiates. Treatment is provided by a team of licensed professionals experienced in the assessment and treatment of mental illness in adults which includes a psychiatrist, medical doctor, dietician, licensed professional counselors, licensed addiction counselors, licensed social workers, registered nurses and licensed practical nurses. The program is designed as a multi-disciplinary treatment approach and encompasses a variety of therapies and modalities, including individual, group, family, activity and psychopharmacology. The program operates 24 hours a day, seven days per week, year round.

Treatment Program

Our program offers specialized treatment of patients with psychosis, affective disorders, co-occurring disorders, as well as a wide range of other psychiatric diagnoses. The treatment philosophy introduces a combination of techniques tailored to the patient’s individual needs.

Biological Treatments 
Among the techniques are “biological” treatments, particularly the use of medications. Psychopharmacological treatment has proven to be very effective in the care of anxiety, panic, obsessive-compulsive and mood (depression and bipolar) disorders, as well as with psychotic illnesses.

Groups
Group sessions are also an important part of the patient’s treatment plan. Some groups are based on psychotherapy techniques with a focus on how the patient is feeling “here and now.” Some are more educationally oriented. Still others are focused on motor skills and Physicians Behavioral Hospitalactivities, such as group outings depending on the course of treatment. The treatment team will discuss with the patient which groups are best suited to his/her needs.

Milieu Therapy
A third approach is “milieu therapy,” in which the patients and the staff on the unit are considered a whole community in themselves. Patients learn about themselves by participating in the life of the “unit” community, resolving its everyday problems and achieving its goals. The milieu provides structure, safety, mutual support and caring, and encourages active participation in an open flow of communication and feedback.

Program Advantages

  • 24 hour skilled nursing care
  • Physician-led, multi-disciplinary treatment team approach
  • Licensed staff that includes psychiatrists, addictionologist, MDs, RNs, LPNs, LCSWs, LPCs, and LACs
  • Safe, therapeutic, structured environment
  • Intensive psychiatrist and therapist involvement
  • Individualized treatment plans that incorporate both medications and psychotherapy as appropriate

Eligibility Requirements

The program provides services to those who are 18 years of age and older who:

  • Exhibit serious psychiatric/chemical dependency problems
  • Present a danger to themselves or others
  • Participation in outpatient programs have not improved current symptoms

For an immediate assessment in Shreveport Louisiana, please contact the Intake Coordinator at (318) 550-0520. Admissions are accepted 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Referrals may be made by physicians, mental health professionals, social service agencies, family members, friends or self. Admission decisions are made by a psychiatrist.

FAQ’s

Do you accept my insurance?

Insurance policies vary greatly in what medical services will be covered, what co-payments or deposits are required, and to which hospitals you can be admitted under your insurance plan. Our admissions office will offer assistance in determining your insurance coverage. We also encourage you or your family to call your insurance company while planning your admission to determine coverage and co-payments. Individuals who plan to pay for their hospitalization without using insurance will be required to provide a monetary deposit at admission.

Do I need a doctor’s referral for admission into the inpatient unit?

No, you can refer yourself or someone else for admission. Your doctor or therapist can also refer you. We do not accept involuntary admissions, so a patient must sign her/himself into the hospital. Referrals are accepted based on medical need for inpatient care. To make a referral, please call our admissions department at 318-550-0520.

How long will I be in the hospital?

We are an acute care, or short-term hospital. The length of time you will be in the hospital is determined by your personal and individual treatment plan.

What kind of therapy will I receive?

Most therapy is provided in the form of unit structure or “milieu”, and group therapies. Group therapies are a part of your treatment, and are designed to address your individual goals. You may meet individually with a staff member to address discharge/aftercare plans.

Can I bring my own medications?

Personal medications brought to the hospital that are not approved or ordered by our psychiatrist will be recorded and secured in our pharmacy until you are discharged.

Can I smoke?

Regularly scheduled smoke breaks designated in a smoking area are a part of the program day; however, they are only available as permitted.

Can I have visitors?

Visitation hours are specific to the unit. Please contact the hospital at 318-550-0520 for more information. You must give permission for visitors to be allowed on the unit. Children under the age of 12 are not permitted on the unit.