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Inpatient Treatment

Inpatient Treatment

Adult Inpatient Treatment

Intermountain Hospital offers 24-hour inpatient acute psychiatric services in Boise, Idaho for those facing psychiatric emergencies like a suicide attempt, severe depression, or other mental health crisis. Our psychiatrists, social workers, case managers and mental health technicians offer exceptional mental health treatment services and care.

Admission Criteria

Meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • A recent suicide attempt
  • Current “real and present danger” suicide ideation
  • Recent history of substantial self-mutilation or other self-endangering behavior
  • Assaultive threats or behavior have occurred and there is a clear risk of escalation or repetition of this behavior in the near future
  • Disordered, psychotic or bizarre behavior such that the patient cannot function in everyday activities
  • Severe depression with functional impairment
  • Severe anxiety with functional impairment
  • A need for inpatient medication stabilization due to history of severe side effects from psychotropic medications or the failure of outpatient medication management

Service Delivery Plan

A Service Delivery Plan is designed to support each patient’s individualized treatment plan and aftercare focus. Each patient is under the supervision of a psychiatrist who is trained in the simultaneous relevance of biological, psychological and social factors. Patients also derive therapeutic benefits from working in a secure environment with staff who role model appropriate behavior. Each patient is taught to understand peer support, practice skill development and master impulsive behavior.

Interdisciplinary Treatment Planning

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 the treatment and patient progress occurs with the physician and nursing staff.

Discharge Plan

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 member or authorized representative and the hospital staff. It includes recommendations for further treatment and/or follow-up activities. Intermountain Hospital accepts most insurance plans.

Contact us for details or questions about payment arrangements.