Adult Inpatient Mental Health Services

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Inpatient Services

Our Program

St. Luke's adult inpatient psychiatric program is designed for those whose mental health symptoms call for acute hospitalization to achieve mental health stabilization. The program provides a safe healing environment, caring professional staff and effective treatment approaches. The inpatient unit offers private and semi-private rooms and several common rooms for dining and activities.

Conditions We Treat

A variety of mental health conditions can warrant an inpatient stay. Patients who come to UnityPoint Health – St. Luke's for help include those with:

  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorders (manic-depressive illness)
  • Schizophrenia
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder

An individual admitted for an inpatient stay often has one or more of the following conditions:

  • Overwhelming depression
  • Strong thoughts or urges of suicide, or a recent suicide attempt
  • Strong thoughts or urges of harming others, or a recent attempt to do so
  • A need for initiation to or adjustment of psychiatric medication
  • Difficulty functioning due to symptoms of mental illness

Clinical Assessment and Screenings

Our personalized mental health services begin with a full evaluation to identify the scope and severity of the patient's illness. Depending on each patient's symptoms, the examination may include:

  • Psychiatric evaluation
  • Behavioral assessment
  • Suicide risk assessment
  • Medication trial and evaluation
  • Social network and resources assessment
  • Medical lab evaluations

Treatment at UnityPoint Health – St. Luke's

We've designed treatment to decrease symptoms and improve communication skills, functional ability, and coping strategies. Our goal is to help patients develop strategies to manage their lives in a healthy, positive manner. Therapeutic activities include:

  • Communication skills training
  • Assertive communication training
  • Stress and anxiety management
  • Medication management and education
  • Mental health education
  • Emotional support for patients and family members
  • Education and referral to additional community services
  • Individual problem solving
  • Safety planning
  • Education about the recovery process

Payment/Insurance Information

Most insurance policies, Medicare and Medicaid include coverage for inpatient services. If you have questions about your coverage, please contact your insurance carrier.