Admissions

When you’re struggling with the symptoms of a mental health concern or addiction, the last thing you want to do is fill out paperwork or navigate admissions procedures. We have a streamlined admissions process to connect you with the care you need as efficiently as possible.

Our Admissions Criteria

Ascension Saint Thomas Behavioral Health Hospital serves adults and senior adults who are suffering from behavioral health concerns such as:

  • Mood disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Psychosis
  • Trauma
  • Thought disorders
  • Neurocognitive disorders
  • Behavioral disturbances
  • Substance use disorders

An essential part of our admissions process includes determining whether our hospital is the best place for you. We base all admissions decisions on a comprehensive assessment of each patient’s specific needs and goals, but, in general, you may benefit from inpatient treatment at our hospital if you meet the following criteria:

  • Adult ages 18-64 or senior adult age 65 or older
  • Struggling with a mental health concern or addiction
  • May benefit from access to 24-hour nursing care to achieve stabilization and a higher level of functioning

This is a general overview of our admissions criteria and should be used for informational purposes only. Please contact us directly to determine whether Ascension Saint Thomas Behavioral Health Hospital is the best place for you.

An Efficient Process

At Ascension Saint Thomas Behavioral Health Hospital, we understand how important it is to eliminate as many barriers to treatment as possible. Our admissions process allows us to gather the necessary information and documents quickly and accurately so that you can focus on starting your healing journey.

When you contact a member of our team to start the admissions process, you will discuss:

  • The nature and severity of the symptoms you’ve been experiencing
  • How these symptoms have affected your life and ability to function
  • Whether you’ve received treatment or a diagnosis before
  • Your expectations or goals for the treatment you receive

During this conversation, our caring and compassionate team will encourage you to ask any questions you might have about the treatment we provide. We want all our patients to feel empowered to make the best decisions for themselves.

After taking the time to understand your situation, we may determine that your needs may be better served at another hospital. If this is the case, we will make an appropriate referral to a trusted provider.

The Next Steps

Once we confirm that Ascension Saint Thomas Behavioral Health Hospital is the best fit for you, we will gather some additional information from you and schedule a date for you to come to our hospital.

We may request your authorization to get your records if you’ve previously sought treatment elsewhere or if you have been referred to Ascension Saint Thomas Behavioral Health Hospital by a professional who is providing you with clinical services. This will give us a clearer picture of your unique needs, allowing us to offer you truly personalized care.

Starting Your Ascension Saint Thomas Behavioral Health Hospital Experience

We work diligently to ensure that each step in our admissions process is smooth so that you can receive timely treatment.

After we document and verify all the necessary details, we will schedule your arrival date. When you first walk through our doors, you’ll sign some paperwork and complete a medical assessment. A member of our team will give you a tour of the hospital and review our policies and procedures with you, and you’ll also have the opportunity to ask any questions you might have about what you can expect from your treatment experience.

Our compassionate team of caregivers will support you every step of the way, helping you find your own unique path to healing.

After taking the time to understand your situation, we may determine that your needs may be better served at another hospital. If this is the case, we will make an appropriate referral to a trusted provider.

This content was written on behalf of and reviewed by the clinical staff at Ascension Saint Thomas Behavioral Health Hospital.

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