THE BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE CENTER AT DECATUR GENERAL WEST
Decatur General West is a regional 64-bed psychiatric facility. The facility is divided into 4 separate and distinct units: Child Unit (Ages 5 – 12); Adolescent Unit (Ages 13 – 18); and 2 Adult Units (Over 18 years of age)
Our program is confidential, regardless of whether you see us for inpatient or outpatient care. This creates a safe haven for the entire family, and ensures that we have the staff and the training to address your individual needs.
Our inpatient program focuses on acute crisis management. Led by our psychiatrists, a multidisciplinary team of psychologists, social workers, counselors and nurses help you establish and then work to meet your personalized treatment goals. In general, patients visit our Center for help dealing with:
- Bipolar Disorder
- Suicidal Ideations
- Anger Management Problems
- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD)
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Adjustment Disorder
Our treatment approach begins with a comprehensive biopsychosocial assessment of your situation, concerns and challenges. From there, we work to establish an appropriate diagnosis and stabilize symptoms. At that point, we work with you to help you more deeply understand your situation, and learn real-world techniques for managing your symptoms. Finally, and when appropriate, we work collaboratively to develop a long-term aftercare plan, so that you can continue on your path toward wellness with the full support and confidence of a caring team.
Specific Treatment Methods include:
- Comprehensive psychiatric assessments
- Individual Therapy
- Family Therapy
- Group Therapy
- Play Therapy
- Psychotropic Medication, if needed
- Psychological Testing, if indicated
- Extensive Discharge Planning
- Nutritional Counseling, if indicated
- Social Skills Training
Decatur General West is accredited by the Joint Commission for Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and approved for participation by Medicare, Medicaid and most group health insurance programs. Individuals can receive free assessment and referral services by calling (800) 937-3873 or any of the satellite offices.