Patients receive comprehensive care in safe environment
Via Christi provides acute inpatient hospitalization services for patients who have unstable psychiatric disorders and need the most intensive forms of treatment. The goal is to help stabilize patients in a safe environment by providing them with medication management and group therapy.
A key element of the care is to provide patients with a comprehensive discharge plan, including follow-up with outpatient treatment, to prevent a relapse requiring readmission to the inpatient center.
The Via Christi Behavioral Health Center provides four levels of inpatient care:
- Acute psychiatric care, for patients with acute symptoms including thoughts of suicide, severe depression or psychosis
- Adult psychiatric care, where structured individual and group treatment is provided for patients with less acute symptoms and medical detoxification for chemically dependent patients is available
- Adolescent care, designed to meet the unique clinical and educational needs of 12- to 17-year-old patients in need of crisis stabilization and short-term hospitalization
- Care for chronically mentally ill patients
All services require a referral. Patients may be admitted directly to any of the behavioral health units, or may access inpatient services through the Emergency departments at Via Christi Hospitals in Wichita.