Inpatient Treatment

If you or a loved one need close attention for a mental health condition, inpatient care at Adventist HealthCare can help. Find specialized treatment in safe, healing environments for children, teenagers, adults and seniors.

What’s Inpatient Psychiatric Care?

During a short-term stay in a hospital, you’ll have 24/7 access to a compassionate, dedicated team of professionals in facilities designed for you. For many people, this level of care away from the stress of daily life can help you recover more quickly.

Psychiatric Services

You’ll receive a personalized treatment plan that may include:

  • Anger and stress management
  • Counseling and therapy as an individual, in a group or with family members
  • Education about mental health and/or substance abuse
  • Life-skills training
  • Medication management
  • Medical care for some physical symptoms
  • Substance abuse treatment, which may include referrals to Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
  • Supportive mental health services, such as art therapy, music therapy, and spiritual care
  • Transitional care
  • Discharge planning
  • Psychoeducation
  • Crisis stabilization

Family & Caregiver Education

If your child or loved one receives inpatient care, get education to understand their condition and training to provide support. Depend on our providers to answer your questions, listen to your concerns and help you cope.

What to Expect

Your care depends on your condition, needs and age.

Care for Children Age Eight to 12

Your child will explore their thoughts, feelings and behavior in a safe setting supervised 24 hours a day. Rest assured of your child’s well-being in a kid-friendly, semi-private room at Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center. On weekdays, your child will go to school sessions in the facility, and he or she will spend time in our gym and/or outdoor courtyard each day.

Inpatient Program from Teenagers

Youths age 13 to 17 can find healing in a safe, therapeutic environment – the Chesapeake Unit at Shady Grove Medical Center in Rockville, Maryland. In addition to mental health treatment, your teen will build connections and communication skills in our bright, welcoming facilities with large social areas, including a gym and courtyard. Attend family meetings during your child’s stay to support his or her treatment, learn about their needs and improve your relationship.

Trust your child’s care team to coordinate an education plan with your child’s school during their stay and, after the program, make their transition back to school as smooth as possible.

Adult Inpatient Mental Health Facilities

You’ll receive treatment at the hospital best able to serve your needs. During your stay, benefit from a personalized treatment plan and 24/7 access to specialists, as well as support to transition back to your daily life. 

Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center

Stay at the Shady Grove Medical Center unit that’s the best fit for your symptoms, condition and age.

Montgomery Unit

Find healing and comfort to feel better sooner with specialized care for trauma or a mood disorder like depression or anxiety.

Potomac & Cypress Units

Stabilize Severe and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI), such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder or bipolar disorder when you partner with our skilled clinical team. Return to the community safely thanks to:

  • Comprehensive wraparound services — Individualized care plan that’s monitored and changed to fit your needs
  • Transitional care and discharge planning to get you back to your everyday life

Seneca & Azalea Units

Take advantage of specialized, whole-person services to treat two or more mental health conditions that co-occur with substance abuse.

Magnolia Unit

If you’re a senior adult 65 years or above, therapy from geriatric specialists can help you manage anxiety, depression, grief or other conditions. Gain coping skills, build supportive relationships and take advantage of local resources. You’ll appreciate a minimally restricted environment with a private courtyard and shared kitchenette.

Adventist HealthCare White Oak Medical Center

Feel confident you’ll receive quality psychiatric and substance abuse services at White Oak Medical Center in Silver Spring. This location offers 24/7 crisis intervention services.

After Inpatient Treatment

When you complete inpatient psychiatric care, rely on your providers to help you transition back into everyday life. You may continue your treatment through our partial hospitalization program or other setting, such as outpatient care.

Mental Health Care Consultation

Call 800-204-8600 or request a mental health care consultation online to learn more about our services.

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