Inpatient Mental Health

MetroWest Medical Center has a 62-bed adult inpatient mental health unit located at our Leonard Morse Hospital in Natick, where we offer an individualized treatment plan for our patients. This includes the brand new 17 units that were added as part of our Behavioral Health expansion project in April 2021.

Our inpatient mental health unit is comprised of experienced mental health specialists, therapists and staff who will guide patients through their journey to inner healing and recovery. We’re here for you always, ready to provide the safe care you deserve.

What Happens in an Inpatient Mental Health Facility?

Inpatient treatment, also known as residential mental health care, takes place on a 24/7 basis in an inpatient mental health facility, just like what we have at MetroWest Medical Center and Saint Vincent Hospital.

A patient who’s admitted in an inpatient treatment program may receive a combination of the following services and treatment options:

  • Psychiatric assessment or diagnosis
  • Crisis intervention
  • Group, one-on-one and family therapy
  • Medical evaluation and management
  • Occupational therapy
  • Therapeutic recreation
  • Thorough aftercare planning to prevent relapse

Aside from providing mental health care and treatment, we also educate our patients and their families about the causes, risks and symptoms of different mental health problems. We believe that educating individuals can also help them properly cope with related situations and help them understand that mental disorders are as serious as other medical conditions.

What Are the Benefits of Inpatient Treatment?

Here are some of the benefits of signing up for in an inpatient treatment program:

  • Having customized treatment plans that cater to each patient’s specific needs
  • 24-hour crisis coverage
  • The availability of support groups
  • Access to activities that help patients realize and reflect on damaging self-concepts, beliefs and destructive behavioral patterns
  • Emotional safety
  • Having a sense of belonging

Who Needs Inpatient Mental Health Care?

Inpatient mental health care is often recommended for patients who are prone to harming themselves or others, such as those who are suffering from suicidal thoughts or related behaviors. Patients in an inpatient mental health facility may need constant medical supervision as they may have severe, long-term symptoms of a mental health illness. Seeking this type of treatment may also be best for those who are experiencing delusions, hallucinations and substance addiction.

Find Help

If you or someone you love are experiencing signs of a mental illness or substance abuse, please do not delay care. Schedule an appointment with one of our specialists for proper diagnosis and treatment. Mental health disorders and substance abuse should not be taken lightly as they may lead to life-threatening circumstances.

Meanwhile, in case of a psychiatric emergency such as a suicide attempt or a violent behavior, please immediately call our 24-hour crisis assessment team at 508-650-7339. Doctors may also refer patients through this phone number. Your safe care is our #1 priority.

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