Lakeland Health Care

Psychiatric Services

1234 Napier Ave
St. Joseph, MI 49085
Phone: 269.983.8316

Lakeland HealthCare's Psychiatric Inpatient Services are provided to adults, age 18 and older.

Health care practices and medical technology are continually changing. The Psychiatric team at Lakeland HealthCare keeps abreast of the current changes and trends. This assures we can provide the care for which we are responsible, and that our patients have the right to expect.

The Psychiatric program works with other departments, health professionals, and ancillary services in coordinating and improving the care we provide to our patients. Individuals in acute psychiatric crisis are in urgent need of a safe environment, a structured and supportive therapeutic setting, and intensive therapeutic intervention. The program combines these elements into a unique and effective coarse of treatment. Nurses, psychologist, social workers, activity therapist, the patient and family, work together as a team, under the direction of a fully licensed Psychiatrist, to design and make provisions for individualized treatment as necessary.

Our program believes in encouraging patient participation to the fullest extent possible. Through daily involvement in therapy groups and community meetings, patients learn to develop a sense of mutual interdependence and support that is important in the treatment of all patients in the program.

The family and caregivers are an integral part of the treatment plan. Involvement from such individuals helps foster the best treatment possible for the patient.  The Psychiatric Services program recognizes the family's singular role in the continuum of care and recognizes the importance of care after discharge that includes family or caregivers, so that each patient's continued care and support in the community is assured.

A Team Approach
Nurses, Social Workers, Activity Therapists, Chaplains, and staff members come together as a team, under the direction of a psychiatrist, to provide treatment to each patient admitted to the Psychiatric Services program. All team members working within the program are expected to be oriented to particular needs of patients within the program.

We address a variety of mental health concerns related to:

  • Depression
  • Suicide
  • Character problems
  • Stress
  • Chronic brain disease
  • Mood disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Anxiety

As part of the treatment process we assist with:

  • Placement and services after discharge
  • Benefits and eligibility
  • Legal problems
  • Group Therapy
  • Therapeutic recreation activities
  • Independent living skills
  • Psychoeducational offerings on stress, anger management, self esteem, communication, leisure, values clarification, and time management
  • Patient education
  • To address spiritual needs, a weekly Spiritual Awareness Group can be provided if requested.

For more information, please contact us at 269.983.8316

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