Managing our lives during complex times is often a challenge. But when difficulties with mental health arise, carrying out everyday responsibilities can seem almost impossible. When this happens, the mental health staff at Southwest General Hospital is here for you—to listen, to educate, and to help you feel better as quickly as possible.
Southwest General offers a variety of programs for adults including Adult Behavioral Health, Senior Mental Health, and outpatient mental health programs. Our staff includes a multidisciplinary team of psychiatrists, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses, psychiatric counselors, social workers, and activity therapists.
Mental Health Outpatient Programs
The Mental Health Outpatient Programs are where we meet the very special needs of our patients eighteen years and older and their families everyday. Programs include:
§ Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)
§ Mental Health Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
§ Chemical Dependency (Co-Occuring) Intensive Outpatient Program (CDIOP)
These programs are designed as alternatives in inpatient hospitalization. They provide structured daytime treatment for individuals who need more rigorous care for psychiatric symptoms rather than traditional outpatient care, yet who are stable enough to return home each evening.
§ The Partial Hospitalization Progams typically occur 4-5 days per week, 6 hours per day
§ The Intensive Outpatient Program occurs 3 days per week.
The services are time limited and conclude when the patient’s immediate problems are stabilized.
Our program offers psychiatric assessments and treatment, specialized nursing, and medical evaluation. We attempt to prepare our patients for life after they are discharged by providing after care services and medication management, as well as follow-up planning.
Mental Health Conditions
Our clinical team is devoted to meeting the needs of our patients and their families.
§ Mood Disorders
§ Anxiety Disorders
§ Thought Disorders
§ Individual and Group Psychotherapy
§ Family Therapy
§ Stress Management
§ Coping Skills
§ Recreation Activity
§ Relaxation Therapy
§ Sensorimotor Activity
§ Co/relapse prevention groups
§ Aftercare Planning
§ Medication Management/Monitoring
§ Case Management
§ Educational Service
§ Crisis Intervention
§ Transportation (case by case)
Southwest General Hospital offers a full range of treatment options in a private, confidential, and safe setting that empowers patients and promotes emotional growth and wellness. To start the referral process for yourself or someone you know, please call (210) 927-8948.