Adult Behavioral Health Services
At OSF HealthCare Heart of Mary Medical Center, we offer a comprehensive behavioral health program geared toward adults. The Behavioral Health Unit at OSF Heart of Mary is the area’s only hospital-based inpatient unit. We believe everyone deserves to be treated with respect and compassion, and it drives how we approach care.
Recovery is unique to each individual. Inpatient care helps stabilize people and prepare them for continued treatment in an outpatient setting. Patients must be at least 18 years of age, be medically stable and have been accepted by a psychiatrist for treatment. Additional criteria for admittance includes evidence of danger to self or others, self-care deficits and mental or emotional deterioration. Our secure, 24-bed unit is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week and offers a quiet environment allowing for privacy and confidentiality. It is located on the hospital’s fifth floor.
We help patients with mental health issues, including:
- Mood disorders such as acute depression
- Bipolar disorder (manic depression)
- Anxiety disorders, including panic attacks and post-traumatic stress
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Psychosis and schizophrenia
We also offer inpatient and outpatient electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for those in need. Family involvement in the treatment plan is highly encouraged. By creating an individualized plan based on the needs and progress made by the patient during their hospitalization, we are able to help reduce the likelihood of readmission.
Special emphasis is placed on:
- Individual discharge planning
- Reintegration into the community
- Creating a smooth transition into outpatient care
Patients may receive assistance from a number of caregivers including board-certified psychiatrists, residents, registered nurses, social workers, counselors, pharmacists, dietitians, pastoral care and technicians. The care team will offer a variety of services including diagnostic evaluation, disease and medication management, individual and group therapy and case management based upon the individual’s unique plan for treatment.
Lockers are available directly outside the department for safe storage of visitors’ belongings. Visitors are welcome during the following times:
- Noon-1 p.m. and 4-8 p.m. Monday-Friday
- 2-8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and holidays
For more information about the area’s only hospital-based behavioral health unit, please call (217) 337-2130.