Adult Inpatient Programming in Nashville, Tennessee

Ascension Saint Thomas Behavioral Health Hospital offers a leading inpatient program for adults age 18 and older who are suffering from mental health concerns.

In our adult inpatient program in Nashville, Tennessee, we offer personalized care for each person who chooses to heal with us. Each patient in our program has the chance to benefit from a range of effective therapeutic modalities and the opportunity to work with a caring team of experts who are dedicated to their success.

About Our Adult Inpatient Program

Living with the effects of a mental health disorder can be immensely overwhelming and can make the possibility of a healthier future seem out of reach. In these situations, receiving care in a supportive inpatient program can offer a crucial way to begin the healing process and rediscover a sense of security and hope. 

Inpatient care provides people who are in crisis with the chance to stabilize and address their safety and well-being needs in a secure environment with the help of professionals. It is the most intensive level of behavioral health support, and it can provide the chance to develop healthy coping strategies and identify sources of support that may help with long-term healing.  

Ascension Saint Thomas Behavioral Health Hospital’s adult inpatient program provides a safe and structured setting for adults who are struggling with a range of mental health concerns. To best support the needs of each person, we deliver care through multiple units, which we tailor to patients’ acuity needs. Our program includes a unit for adults who are suffering from mood disorders and one for those who are experiencing symptoms of thought disorders.  

The following is a list of concerns we commonly address in our adult inpatient psychiatric program: 

  • Bipolar disorder 
  • Depression 
  • Anxiety disorders 
  • Psychosis 
  • Schizophrenia 
  • Schizoaffective disorder 

We also welcome adults who have mental illnesses and co-occurring substance use disorders to heal in our inpatient program.  

The experts who provide care in our adult inpatient program recognize that patients may be struggling with a range of concerns and need comprehensive support to improve their quality of life. Before you begin receiving care in our inpatient program, you will receive a thorough assessment of your needs. This can help us determine how we can effectively help you reach your goals and allow us to create a personalized care plan for your time at our Nashville hospital. 

What To Expect

At our inpatient behavioral health hospital in Tennessee, we’re committed to transforming healthcare in a positive way for the benefit of our communities. We strive to deliver behavioral healthcare services that meet the needs of individuals and allow them to meaningfully improve their health and well-being. A key goal of our programming is to offer holistic support that is delivered with compassion and a commitment to ongoing innovation.  

The teams that provide care in our adult inpatient program include various qualified professionals, including both medical and behavioral health staff. Each of these professionals is guided by our mission, vision and values as they carry out their daily responsibilities. When you receive care in our inpatient program for adults, you may work with professionals like: 

  • Physicians 
  • Registered nurses 
  • Psychiatric nurse practitioners 
  • Psychiatrists 
  • Licensed therapists 
  • Behavioral health associates 
  • Recreational therapists 
  • Art therapists 
  • Music therapists 

At our hospital, inpatient psychiatric care is a short-term experience that usually lasts five to seven days, depending on a person’s needs. During this time, you can benefit from an intensive and focused approach to improving your health and wellness that can yield many positive outcomes. As you follow your personalized care plan at our hospital, the benefits you experience may include: 

  • Learning about the disorder you’ve been struggling with 
  • Developing healthy coping skills 
  • Improving your self-esteem 
  • Understanding your unique triggers 
  • Learning how to communicate more effectively 
  • Having the support of a therapeutic community 

At Ascension Saint Thomas Behavioral Health Hospital, we treat each person in our care as a unique individual, so, in general, no two people have the same experience at our hospital. However, we commit to working in close collaboration with each patient so that they can gain the help and support that’s right for their future. 

Therapies & Services We Offer

Our adult inpatient program offers a wide variety of therapies and services to help each patient gain the most benefit from their time with us. Our program may also be unique in the way it combines both traditional and experiential therapies to help each person find healing in the way that’s most helpful for them. 

The therapeutic interventions our staff may offer as part of someone’s care plan include: 

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) 
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) 
  • Motivational interviewing 
  • Process groups 
  • Psychoeducational groups 
  • Art therapy 
  • Music therapy
  • Recreational therapy 
  • Mindfulness 

For many adults in our inpatient program, a central part of their care is participating in group therapy, which we offer multiple times per day. Working toward your therapeutic goals in a group setting can be a valuable part of inpatient treatment and a helpful way to gather information and learn skills for the future. 

In addition to participating in therapy, some people may take medication as part of their individualized care plans. Our adult inpatient program provides medication management services with our psychiatrists and nurses to help people receive the support and guidance they need to benefit from this aspect of care. Patients who are receiving medication management services can meet with a psychiatrist daily.  

Additional services our patients may receive at the inpatient level include: 

  • Medical care 
  • Detoxification services 
  • Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) 

Why Choose Adult Inpatient Care at Our Nashville Hospital

Our inpatient behavioral health hospital in Tennessee is conveniently located in Nashville’s Metro Center neighborhood, just a short drive from the downtown area. Our facility is also about 25 minutes by car from Nashville International Airport and close to a broad range of amenities.  

Our hospital strives to be a valuable behavioral health resource for the community, and our care teams are proud to provide clinically excellent inpatient programming for adults from Nashville and surrounding counties.  

Patients receive care in our state-of-the-art facility, which includes a full-size gymnasium and an off-unit cafe that offers three meals a day. Our facility also features an outdoor recreation area and comfortable patient rooms and spaces, which we’ve designed to be soothing and welcoming. 

If you’re wondering whether our inpatient psychiatric programming may be right for you, you’re likely to have questions, and you may need additional information to make the best decisions for your care. Ascension Saint Thomas Behavioral Health Hospital’s admissions team is ready to provide admissions help for prospective patients and referral sources 24/7. We want each person who contacts us to receive the information they need to begin their healing journey with confidence.  

To learn more about our adult inpatient programming or to receive an admissions assessment, you may call our team anytime. We also accept walk-in inquiries for admission. Our team will provide a detailed in-person evaluation to help us determine whether our hospital is the right place to support you. Upon your admission to our adult inpatient program, we’ll begin creating your treatment plan and preparing for your eventual aftercare needs. 

Continuing Care After Inpatient Programming Ends

Though your care journey may begin in our inpatient program, this will likely be just one step on your overall path to healing and better health. At Ascension Saint Thomas Behavioral Health Hospital, we commit to helping our patients sustain the progress they make in our program long after they leave.  

Our aftercare planning services involve the patient and their care team, which may include a physician, social workers and nursing staff. Patients may also involve their support person in this crucial planning process. During aftercare planning, the multidisciplinary care team collaborates with the patient to identify services and resources that can help them sustain their healing and achieve long-term success.  

Following inpatient care, our professionals may recommend that a patient step down to a lower level of structured support, such as a residential or intensive outpatient program. Other aftercare options can include medication management services or outpatient therapy in the community. The key goal is to identify continuing care services that make the most sense for the individual and their unique needs. Our aftercare services also involve follow-up calls with patients within 72 hours of discharge.  

When you choose our inpatient behavioral health program for adults, you can benefit from focused care and our comprehensive and compassionate approach to healing. If you or a loved one may benefit from the services we provide, we encourage you to contact us today. 

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

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