For some behavioral health problems, inpatient admission is required to deal with the severity of the individual’s condition and/or provide an immediate intervention.
Adults admitted as inpatients receive 24-hour supervision in a therapeutic environment. To enhance recovery, they participate in a structured program that includes psychotherapy, problem-solving group activities and life skills classes.
Singing River Health System provides inpatient care on the Adult Behavioral Care Unit and the Medical Psychiatric Care Unit. Both are for adults 18 and older, but the Medical Unit provides medical care if necessary. Both units focus on enhancing patients’ skills and resources to foster personal dignity, control, self-reliance and quality of life. Under the medical direction of a psychiatrist, the multi-disciplinary treatment team focuses on the individual patient, developing a treatment and discharge plan that includes recommendations for aftercare, follow-up and community resource integration. Individuals are treated safely and effectively, evaluating, and resolving crisis situations that have occurred precipitating the admission.
Specific services provided by each program include individual and family therapy, group psychotherapy, physical, occupational, and speech therapy, medication management, psychiatric and medical evaluation/treatment, memory impairment assessment, psychological testing, clinical social work assessment, recreational therapy and discharge planning.
To speak with someone about these programs, call 228-696-9224. For emergencies outside of our normal business hours, please call 911.
Adult Behavioral Care Unit
The Adult Behavioral Care Unit at Singing River Health System offers acute care to persons age 18 years and older who need immediate intervention.
Medical Psychiatric Care Unit
The Medical Psychiatric Care Unit at Singing River Health System offers acute care to person age 18 years and older. This unit is a Medical/Psych Unit with a senior track for persons who need immediate intervention and may require both medical and psychiatric care for services such as IV, oxygen, wound care and other medical issues.
Visiting hours are limited for both units due to scheduled therapy and activities. Only two visitors are allowed at a time. Visiting is allowed in day room only unless other arrangements are approved by physician.
Visitors are restricted to family only. If you’re visiting the Adult Behavioral Care Unit, you must be 18 and older. If you’re visiting the Medical Psychiatric Care Unit, you must be 12 or older. Other restrictions may be made as part of therapy.
Saturday and Sunday: 1pm – 4pm
Saturday and Sunday: 1pm – 4pm
Cell phones, cameras, purses, wallets, cigarettes and lighters are not allowed on the unit. Staff is not allowed to keep or store these items for you. No food from outside the hospital is allowed. All visitors will be scanned with a metal detector prior to entering the unit. Please do not bring guns or other weapons to the hospital. Plastic and any type of sharp objects are not allowed on the unit. Visitors must be appropriately dressed. Singing River Health System’s facilities are smoke-free environments and visitors are not allowed to smoke on any of our campuses. No one under the influence of drugs or alcohol will be permitted to visit. Sexual contact is prohibited.
Patient confidentiality is valued and supported by behavioral health services staff. We request your cooperation in meeting the following confidentiality requirements:
- If you call to inquire about your family member/significant other, the staff cannot disclose the patient’s presence without his/her permission. You must provide the patient’s code number when calling or visiting.
- The treatment team may discuss the patient’s treatment plan with you only after the patient has signed an authorization to release information. In an emergency, family may be contacted without a release of information.
- Information pertaining to patients is to remain confidential and should not be discussed with anyone other than the behavioral health staff. Please maintain the confidentiality of all patients with whom you come in contact.
The behavioral health staff, with your permission, will assist in arranging appointments with a local therapist, psychiatrist and your family physician. This is in preparation for discharge back to the community or to a lower level of care, and to provide the appropriate follow-up needed for your continued good health.
You may address questions with the nurse assigned to your family member/significant other, the charge nurse, the social worker/therapist or the physician. To contact the nurse station for the Adult Behavioral Care Unit, call 228-809-5131. To contact the nurse station for the Medical Psychiatric Care Unit, call 228-809-5030.