The Inpatient Behavioral Care Units at Pascagoula Hospital serve adults ages 18+ who are experiencing a mental health crisis. Persons admitted as inpatients receive 24-hour supervision in a therapeutic environment.
Referrals are needed in order to be admitted to Inpatient services. We accept referrals from primary care providers as well as physicians in our Emergency Department through the Crisis Intervention Program. Some common acute conditions patients are hospitalized for include:
- Bipolar Disorder
- Depression/Suicidal thoughts
- Dementia/Alzheimer’s disease
- Behavioral disturbances
The Medical Psychiatric Care Unit
The Medical Psychiatric Care Unit 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:
- Wound care
- And more medical issues
We are the only psychiatric unit on the Mississippi Gulf Coast that can provide both acute psychiatric treatment for behavioral health patients as well as medical treatments that they may need.
Adult Behavioral Care Unit
This unit provides crisis stabilization and mental health treatment for adults who do not also have other acute medical needs such as the ones treated in the Medical Unit.
Inpatient Care Treatments
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. We evaluate and work to resolve the crisis situation that precipitated the patient’s admission. Each unit provides the following services:
- Psychiatric and medical evaluation/treatment
- Psychological testing
- Memory impairment assessment
- Medication management
- Clinical social work assessment
- Individual and family therapy
- Group psychotherapy
- Physical, occupational, and speech therapy
- Recreational therapy
- Discharge planning
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.
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.
Contact the Unit Nurse Station
You may address questions with the nurse assigned to your family member/significant other, the charge nurse, the social worker/therapist or the physician.
Medical Psychiatric Care Unit
Adult Behavioral Care Unit Nurse Station