Adult Mental Health
Inpatient Behavioral Health Treatment
Wellstar offers inpatient psychiatric care for patients ages 18 and older who are experiencing acute symptoms of psychiatric illness and/or a substance use disorder. Conditions treated include, but are not limited to, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, and posttraumatic stress disorder. Inpatient hospitalization involves 24-hour care under the treatment of an attending psychiatrist and other members of a multi-disciplinary team. Following stabilization of the psychiatric crisis, patients are connected with outpatient resources for follow up.
For more information regarding Wellstar’s inpatient behavioral health services, call our Behavioral Health Assessment & Resource Center (BH ARC) at 470-956-8710
. If you are experiencing an acute psychiatric crisis, please call 988
Health Psychology/Behavioral Medicine
Wellstar’s Health Psychology/Behavioral Medicine program applies evidence-based theory and behavioral methods to prevent and treat various medical and psychological conditions. Our services include evaluation and treatment for individuals with acute and chronic medical conditions often associated with co-occurring psychiatric, adjustment-related, or health behavior problems. Diagnosis and treatment are approached through a biopsychosocial model, ensuring holistic care that accounts for the complexities of managing acute and chronic illness. Examples of programmatic offerings include the following:
- Cardiovascular Behavioral Medicine
- Metabolic Behavioral Medicine
- Obesity Medicine
- Psychosocial Oncology
- Somatic Symptom
- Medically-Unexplained (Functional) Disorders
Neuropsychologists are brain-behavior experts. This means that neuropsychologists can be helpful in diagnosing neurocognitive conditions, understanding their impact, and providing treatment recommendations aimed at maximizing functioning, quality of life, and overall brain-health. Our neuropsychologists conduct adult and pediatric neuropsychological evaluations in outpatient setting, as well as provide both outpatient and inpatient rehabilitation services.
Across services we treat the person not just the diagnosis and have an appreciation for the multitude of factors that can impact neurocognitive functioning and quality of life. We provide a comfortable environment and serve with the empathy and compassion we would have for a family member.
Primary Care-Behavioral Health Integration
This is an integrated behavioral health program that offers full integration into primary care/family practices. Integration is supported via co-location of a licensed behavioral health provider into the clinic, as well as by modification of workflows and the provision of brief, evidence-based care to patients with low-to-moderate acuity psychiatric needs as well as patients with chronic conditions that are mediated by behavioral and psycho-social factors.
- Pediatric Integration
- Primary Care Integration
Suicide Prevention Program
Suicides can be prevented, and it is vital to have a system-wide commitment to reducing suicides. Safe suicide care starts the moment a patient walks through the door for the first time, long before a patient may interact with a behavioral health team member. It is essential that we train a competent, confident, and caring workforce to identify and support patients who may be at risk of suicide while they receive care from us.
Zero Suicide is several things: an aspirational goal designed to catalyze transformational change, a suicide care model with specific practices for health systems to employ, and a movement seeking to make health care settings safer and more compassionate for people with suicidal thoughts and urges. Zero Suicide is a way to improve suicide care within health care systems. The foundational belief of Zero Suicide is that suicide deaths for individuals under the care of health care systems are preventable. Zero Suicide represents a culture shift away from fragmented suicide care toward a holistic and comprehensive approach to patient safety and quality improvement. Asking directly about suicide and responding appropriately should and could be as routine as having blood pressure, height and weight checked at every health care visit.
The Zero Suicide Core Elements align with Wellstar’s values to guide our work to improve patient outcomes and save lives.
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Pediatric Mental Health
COMING FALL 2023
More than ever before, kids and teens needing behavioral and mental health care is a massive void in our healthcare system. Twenty-percent of pediatric patients have a behavioral or mental health condition.
We’re committed to addressing the growing demand for services to manage these increasingly common concerns impacting children today.