Through our Journeys program, Intermountain Hospital provides 24-hour inpatient care for adolescents ages 12 through 17 whose acute symptoms require a safe and structured therapeutic environment. Our interdisciplinary team approach includes child and adolescent certified psychiatrists, counselors, psychiatric nurses, case managers and mental health technicians who work closely with the individual and the individual’s family. Our goal is to help each adolescent regain the necessary skills to be in maximum control of their emotions and behaviors and be able to proceed through life with a minimum of difficulty. And because behavioral health issues vary, we tailor our inpatient services to meet the specialized needs of each patient.
Admission to the Journeys usually requires one or more of the following criteria:
Based on the assessment and orders obtained from the admitting psychiatrist, a master treatment plan is initiated. This plan is formally reviewed by the attending psychiatrist and program staff on an ongoing basis. Daily review of treatment and patient progress occurs with the physician and nursing staff.
Family therapy and involvement is an important part of the treatment process and is incorporated into the treatment plan. Educational support is also available and is included into each adolescent’s daily schedule as appropriate, as are communications with home schools to exchange lesson information and progress.
Discharge planning is initiated at the time of admission, then formulated and revised throughout the treatment stay. A written aftercare plan is developed with participation of the patient, family members and the hospital staff. It includes recommendations for further treatment and/or follow-up activities.
During the first 72 hours, the patient will be assessed by a number of professionals including a psychiatrist, a therapist/counselor and nursing staff. After this initial phase of treatment is completed, your child will be placed in one of five treatment tracks, according to their presenting issues.
Intermountain Hospital accepts most insurance plans. Self pay options are also available. Contact us for details or questions about payment arrangements.