UHS Binghamton General Hospital has developed a spacious, modern 69-bed psychiatric program in four separate nursing units. The psychiatric service includes a family support program as well as consultations for the physically ill acute care patient facing a psychiatric crisis during hospitalization.
UHS Binghamton General Hospital's mental health services include evaluation and treatment of child, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients, in both out-patient and in-patient residential settings, including psychotherapy, pharmacotherapy and chemical dependency treatment.
All accepted treatment modalities are available to patients, and they are encouraged to be involved in all decisions related to their care. The program is committed to interdisciplinary treatment, with psychiatric rehabilitation as the underlying philosophy (see Integrated Behavioral Health). The approach is interpersonal and psycho-educational, stressing the value of the therapeutic community, the power of group support, and the conviction that people can be empowered to grow and heal when provided with a positive, stimulating and nurturing environment.
While there are no arbitrary exclusions, adolescents and individuals with organic mental disorders are best served by other specialized programs. Trauma survivors and those with both substance abuse problems and other psychiatric conditions are especially successful in this challenging and supportive program.
The psychiatric program also includes a 24-hour Crisis Center. Together, these services put UHS Binghamton General Hospital at the forefront of short-term in-patient and out-patient care for the mentally ill.
UHS Binghamton General Hospital
24-hour Crisis Center
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