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Inpatient Services

If you or a loved one has a mental health crisis, our inpatient behavioral health unit can help you.

Our professional team of psychiatrists, nurses and social workers provides you with a safe, welcoming atmosphere and well-tested therapies to help you get through the crisis and return safely home.

We accept patients with a wide range of mental and behavioral disorders, but we primarily treat people who have:

  • Bipolar disorder, with extreme, uncontrollable highs and lows in mood
  • Depression, with feelings of sadness and hopelessness, and possibly thoughts of suicide
  • Schizophrenia, with distorted perceptions of reality, including hearing voices that aren’t there
  • Schizoaffective disorder, a combination of schizophrenia and mood disorder (typically either depression or bipolar disease).

We also help patients with these disorders detoxify from substance abuse if the situation is not life-threatening.

If you or someone close to you is experiencing a crisis, call 911 for emergency help or come to Miami Valley Hospital.

Upon arrival, you will be examined, and if you need inpatient behavioral health care, we will assist you.

How We Can Help

Our 32-bed inpatient behavioral health unit is nationally acclaimed for its open design. It allows you to move freely around the unit in a safe, friendly atmosphere. The design includes a number of security features to protect our patients from self-harm.

As a patient on our unit, you’ll work with a team of psychiatrists, nurses and social workers. They will assess you and assist you in setting goals for a healthier, more balanced mindset. We’ll measure your progress frequently and be alert to any setbacks.

Medication is an important part of your care. It can help you feel better, improve your mood, lessen anxiety, and decrease suicidal thoughts or hearing voices. We’ll manage it closely with the goal that you receive the maximum benefit.

We encourage you to attend groups that will help you better understand how to improve your overall physical and mental health:

  • How medications work
  • Proper nutrition
  • Coping skills and life skills
  • Recreational activities

A thorough medical examination is also an important part of your treatment. Our doctors may order lab work, imaging tests or other tests to help identify physical conditions that are contributing to or worsening your illness. We can treat these conditions while you are in the hospital.

Our team will also talk to you about outpatient resources and community agencies. These services will ensure that you have access to medications and a follow-up appointment with a psychiatrist or therapist within two weeks of leaving the hospital.

Psychiatric Support for Our Patients on Medical Units

If you are a patient on one of our medical or surgical units, your physician can consult our Psychiatric Consultation Liaison Team if you have a mental health issue during your stay.

Our liaison team of psychiatrists, nurses and social workers can assess you and provide crisis mental health services while you are in the hospital. The team also assesses and treats substance abuse disorders.

Call Us for Help

If you or someone close to you is experiencing a crisis, call 911. Our inpatient unit can help people with extreme depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and schizoaffective disorder (a combination of schizophrenia and bipolar), substance use disorders or other mental and behavioral health disorders. We have an entire team to help transition you safely back to outpatient care.

If you or a loved one needs help for mental thoughts or behaviors that are not life threatening but are limiting your well-being, call our Outpatient Behavioral Health Services number at (937) 208-6719(937) 208-6719 and press "0" to skip the prompts.

Learn More About Behavioral Health

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Content Updated: June 5, 2018

These Miami Valley Hospital locations offer Behavioral Health Services.
Behavioral Health at Miami Valley Hospital
One Wyoming St. Dayton, OH  45409
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