Behavioral Health Program
Gateway Regional Medical Center’s Behavioral Health Program provides care for a range of mental health conditions, including anxiety disorders, depression, eating disorders, schizophrenia and addictive behaviors. A group of board-certified psychiatrists supported by qualified therapists and other mental health professionals staffs our 100-bed facility, exclusively for mental health patients.
Anyone – no matter what age – can experience behavioral health problems. Symptoms may include:
- destructive or unsafe behavior
- feelings of loneliness, fear, sadness and helplessness
- inability to focus/function at school or work
Gateway Regional Medical Center’s Behavioral Health Program is fortunate to have three certified psychiatrists who specialize in child/adolescent psychiatry. This is a rare specialty, offered by only a few hospitals in the entire state, gives Gateway Regional Medical Center the ability to provide age-appropriate, individualized care to patients of any age, including:
Through admission to our Older Adult Unit, the facility offers evaluation services for individuals who are age 55 and older and may be experiencing symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.
Comprehensive diagnostic and testing services include:
- 24-hour skilled nursing care
- individualized aftercare planning using community resources and placement settings
- dietary consultation and education
- individual, group and family therapy
- involvement of the patient and family in treatment decisions and discharge plans
- medication management
- neurological examination
- occupational, physical, recreational and speech therapies
- psychological testing
- computed tomography (CT) scans, lab tests, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans and X-rays
We provide complete psychiatric and medical evaluation and treatment. For more information about Behavioral Health Services at Gateway Regional Medical Center, call 618-798-3888.