An inpatient hospital stay is the most intensive level of mental healthcare. If you or a family member are suffering from a severe mental health issue, are having acute psychiatric symptoms, are having thoughts of hurting yourself or others, or are finding that a less intensive program is not working well enough, a short-term inpatient stay may be helpful.
Once admitted to one of our facilities, you’ll receive a thorough mental and physical health evaluation. Your doctor will then work with you to develop a comprehensive treatment plan, which may include a variety of types of therapeutic counseling, including family, group or individual sessions. We will also work with your family members to help them understand your condition and what they can do to help.
You will find high-quality, hospital-based inpatient behavioral health services here at Sutter Center for Psychiatry. Our recovery model approach empowers individuals to identify and build on their strengths toward a better understanding of their condition and improved quality of life.
We also offer inpatient services for children and adolescents. The treatment team for our programs includes psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists and nurses with specialized training to provide your child comprehensive care and treatment. The child inpatient program, for children ages 5-12, is the only one in the greater Sacramento region.
In the Sutter Health network, we understand that being hospitalized for a mental health condition can be a confusing prospect for the patient and his or her family members. Please be assured that our goal is to stabilize your condition and help you move to a less intensive level of care as soon as possible to continue your treatment. We want to help you resume your role in the community and in your family, and continue with a lifetime of good mental health.
Inpatient Programs for Children and Adolescents
At Sutter Center for Psychiatry, the child program, ages 5-12, focuses on developmental issues stemming from school and family problems. Frequently, hyperactivity and depression are the presenting problems.
The adolescent program, ages 13-17, emphasizes issues dealing with identity, often including depression, substance abuse or aggressive behavior. The warm, nurturing environment, with an emphasis on self-management and skill development, provides a stable and positive atmosphere needed for continued psychological and emotional growth for children of all ages.
During the school year, educational assessments and onsite school programs are held Monday through Friday.
Our services for children and adolescents include:
- Care coordination
- Discharge planning
- Family therapy, education and support
- Individual and group therapy
- Medical evaluation
- Recreational therapy
- Primary and intermediate education
- Psychological and educational testing
Our goal is to help your child or teenager return to an active and productive life, equipped with the skills to maintain good mental health for a lifetime. As a child improves, we offer less intensive treatment options, which will help with reintegration into school and family activities. If needed, a case manager can help you with planning your child’s transition home and setting up an appropriate network of community support.
To make an appointment for Sutter Center for Psychiatry’s services or for more information, please call (916) 386-3620.