At Erlanger Behavioral Health Hospital, adult men and women who are struggling with mental illness can receive acute inpatient care in an atmosphere of compassion and respect. This level of care helps adults stabilize so that they can return home or transition to a follow-on program.
About Our Adult Psych Program
Learn more about our Adult Psych Program at Erlanger Behavioral in Chattanooga, TN
We will evaluate each admission on a person-by-person basis. However, we generally will accept patients into our care who experience the following concerns:
- Anxiety disorders
- Bipolar disorder
- Schizoaffective disorder
Our Treatment Modalities
Learn more about the treatment modalities offered at Erlanger Behavioral Health in Chattanooga, TN
As is the case with all treatment at Erlanger Behavioral Health Hospital, adults will follow a personalized treatment plan. This plan is based upon a detailed assessment, and will reflect the patient’s treatment history, current struggles, and immediate and long-term goals.
Depending upon each patient’s strengths, needs, and goals, their personalized plan may include the following elements:
- Medication management: If prescription medications will help ease a patient’s symptoms, medication management services are available. All medication decisions are made in consultation with the patient and/or the patient’s family.
- Individual therapy: One-on-one sessions with a licensed counselor or social worker are scheduled on an as-needed basis throughout a person’s time in the adult program. These sessions give patients the opportunity to address issues that are impacting their mental health and receive feedback from an experienced professional.
- Group therapy: Multiple group therapy sessions occur throughout the day for adults who are in our inpatient program. Social workers, nursing staff, and other professionals lead these sessions, depending on the nature of the group topic. Common topics addressed include disease education, maintaining healthy boundaries, communication skills, managing stress, and dealing with guilt and shame.
- Family therapy: If desired and clinically appropriate, patients and their loved ones may participate in family therapy sessions at Erlanger Behavioral Health Hospital. These sessions can provide a supportive forum for family members to process how their loved one’s struggles have affected them. They can also help to improve family unity and teach family members how to best support the patient during and after treatment.
All patients who complete our inpatient program will receive a detailed discharge plan to guide their continued recovery.
Our Admissions Process
Learn more about the admissions process at Erlanger Behavioral Health
Because we understand that crises can occur at any time, day or night, Erlanger Behavioral Health Hospital conducts admissions assessments 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
To start the admissions process, or to learn more about treatment for adults who are experiencing acute mental health challenges, please feel free to contact us at your earliest convenience. A friendly and knowledgeable member of our team will be happy to answer all of your questions and help you make the most informed decision for yourself or on behalf of a loved one.