Acute Care Unit
Our Acute Treatment Unit (ATU) is a 16 bed treatment facility for adults in need of an inpatient stay due to a psychiatric or mental health crisis. Bridge House offers a residential level of care to adults experiencing a complex behavioral health crisis. It is a higher level of care than a Crisis Stabilization Unit, yet not as intense as an inpatient hospital.
The ATU is a safe place for individuals who are experiencing suicidal risk or an inability to function due to a psychiatric emergency. The clinical and nursing team use an evidence-based approach called Illness Management and Recovery to help clients develop personal strategies for coping with mental illness and moving forward with their life. Crisis mental health services include:
- Psychiatric evaluation
- Medication evaluation & management
- Medications (as needed)
- 24/7 Nursing care
- Physical examination
- Therapeutic groups
- Skill based and recreational group activities
- Care Navigation
- Peer support
- Family meetings
The ATU has two single rooms for clients who identify as transgender who may prefer additional privacy or for individuals who would benefit from not having a roommate due to their psychiatric condition. ATU’s provide intensive and individualized services in a therapeutic, yet secure setting. Treatment may be voluntary or involuntary.
Bridge House clients have access to books, magazines, movies, puzzles, art supplies, a shared iPad for podcasts and music, an elliptical, as well as X-Box games.