Care & Treatment

  • Psychiatry

Psychiatry

During our lifespan we will all encounter changes that may be difficult to face and accept. At times these changes can be overwhelming and even debilitating.

Our goal is to evaluate identified target symptoms and move patients forward toward optimal functioning.

The Psychiatry services at Holzer is a mental health unit located on the third floor of Holzer Gallipolis. The Center is a short-term (12-14 day) inpatient hospital stay, providing mental health assessment and treatment. We have designed our program to assist the aging adult in attaining the highest possible quality of life and well-being.

We offer a social environment and intensive therapeutic interventions under the care of a multidisciplinary team of mental health professionals. The program works to improve the functional skills and independence in aging adult patients with behavioral or emotional disorders. Our goal is to safely return the person to their home or another residential setting. Individualized treatment is emphasized, as is sensitivity to the patients’ emotional needs.

Your team consists of:

  • Psychiatrist
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurses in Mental Health
  • Program Director
  • Community Liaison
  • Social Worker
  • Nurses
  • Activity Therapist

Your Treatment

While at Holzer, patients are cared for by a trained interdisciplinary team of professionals. The team first assesses behavioral and medical needs and then an individualized treatment plan is developed. This team also assesses progress and treatment adjustments at regular staff meetings.

Our program is designed to treat the individual holistically by meeting behavioral, physical, psychological, spiritual, emotional and social needs on an individual basis.

Services include:

  • Continuing care planning
  • Follow-up support after discharge
  • Caring with compassion
  • A short term (12-14 day) inpatient hospital stay, providing intensive mental health assessment and treatment.

Admission Criteria

Admission is determined through our comprehensive inquiry process. Potential patients are screened for behavioral, emotional, and medical issues. This process may include information by phone, fax, and on-site evaluations.

Criteria may include one or more of the following:

  • Depressed mood
  • Extreme feelings of sadness and grief
  • Isolating and withdrawing from life
  • Decrease in social interactions
  • Decline in general health and physical fitness
  • Lacks attention to personal hygiene
  • Increased irritability, anger and agitation
  • Loss of independence
  • Anxiety and panic attacks
  • Increase or changes in medication
  • Self-injurious behaviors
  • Insomnia or excessive sleeping
  • Significant weight loss or gain

Admission Process/Referrals

We welcome inquiries from families, physicians, health care providers and the community.

Consultations and assessments are confidential and available at no charge. A member of our staff will meet with you to determine if your loved one, patient or resident would benefit from our program. We adhere to all laws and policies regarding confidentiality.

All admissions are coordinated by Holzer through an inquiry and pre-screening process, which is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

For questions or referrals, please call 740-446-5255. Fax: 740-446-5317

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