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Inpatient Treatment

At NCBHS, our inpatient treatment services focus on helping individuals develop coping skills to manage the issues that led to their need for hospitalization.

Our psychiatric hospitals serve:

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Individualized Patient Care

Our comprehensive treatment program includes group therapy, medication management, education groups, and a variety of unique activities involving recreation, socialization, and expressive therapies.

Once stabilized, we provide discharge planning for the next level of follow-up care and support.

Who we help…

Inpatient care provides a safe, secure and therapeutic environment for those with acute psychiatric or co-occurring mental health and substance use issues.

The multidisciplinary treatment teams at NCBHS provide 24-hour monitoring, treatment and stabilization for patients suffering with conditions such as:

  • Depression
  • Recent suicide attempt, suicide ideation or self-harm
  • Severe Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Psychosis/Schizophrenia
  • Co-occurring psychiatric and substance use issues

Program Highlights

  • Rapid stabilization with 24-hour care and treatment in a structured, safe and therapeutic environment
  • A physician-led multidisciplinary clinical treatment team including a psychiatrist, social services clinician, nurse, and activities therapist
  • Individualized treatment planning to build therapeutic goals and wellness objectives
  • Next-step coordination upon discharge with outpatient services, community providers, outside agencies, family members, and insurance providers
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24/7 Assessment and Referral Services

If you haven’t scheduled an assessment yet, call now for a confidential, no-cost evaluation.

We’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Our regional Patient Services Call Center at NCBHS accepts referrals from all of Northern California.

Call 877-717-0085 any time for help or to schedule an appointment.

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More About Inpatient Treatment

What to Expect

NCBHS hospitals don’t represent the stereotypes of what a psychiatric hospital looks or feels like. Our state-of-the-art facilities are either brand new or newly renovated. Located on beautifully landscaped grounds, the properties provide for a quiet and peaceful setting that is conducive to a therapeutic environment.

Upon arrival, the patient will have an initial assessment with a licensed mental health professional. If it’s indicated that hospitalization is needed, we’ll assist the patient through our admission process. They will meet with our nursing staff who will ask a few more questions to ensure their safety and comfort, as well as orient the patient to the patient care unit and answer any questions. Next, to ensure the safety of our staff and other patients, all the patient’s belongings will be inventoried. Then, a picture will be taken of the patient to assist with proper identification while they are in our care.

If the initial assessment determines that the patient is not in need of services provided by NCBHS, we’ll assist them in finding the appropriate services. A Patient Services team member will provide a list of outside professionals and/or programs and services.

What to Bring

What do I need to bring for an inpatient stay?

  1. Two to three days of appropriate clothing. No more than one suitcase.
  2. List of prescribed medication(s) or medication bottles. These will be locked and only dispensed by order of treating MD.
  3. Name(s) and telephone number(s) of Primary Care Physician, psychiatrist, psychologist and/or therapist.
  4. A photo ID, your insurance card and a form of payment.
  5. Legal documents identifying custody for adolescent patients whose biological parents are legally separated or divorced or any legal guardian that is not their biological parent.

Permitted Personal Items

What personal items am I allowed to bring to inpatient treatment?

  • Three changes of clothing (washers and dryers are available)
  • Basic toiletries and grooming aids (toiletries should be in their original plastic containers)
  • Glasses, contacts, contact solutions, hearing aids and batteries
  • Slip-on shoes and socks
  • One set of warm outerwear
  • Appropriate sleepwear and undergarments
  • Lip balm

Contraband List

What items should I not bring (prohibited items) to inpatient treatment?

  • Shoelaces, drawstring pants and drawstring hoodies (strings will be removed)
  • Any clothing with inappropriate logos or designs
  • Boots of any kind
  • Sharp objects including picture frames, knives, nail clippers, tweezers, sewing needles, wire or metal bound notebooks and glass items like vases or containers
  • Nail polish and remover
  • Lighters, matches and lighter fluid
  • Disposable razors
  • Money over $20
  • Credit cards and checkbooks
  • Pillows and bed linens
  • Hangers
  • No metal cases, containers or objects
  • Hair dryers (each unit will provide a hair dryer)
  • Cell phones
  • Curling irons
  • Alcohol or alcohol-based products
  • Outside food and drinks
  • Controlled medications
  • Personal electronic devices

Clothing Guidelines

  • No tight-fitting or revealing clothing
  • No clothing that has profanity, gang related symbols or colors, or depicts drug and alcohol use
  • No jewelry
  • No clothing with drawstrings, belts, wires, or laces
  • No shoelaces (only slip-on/Velcro shoes permitted)

Discharge Planning and Outpatient Services

Discharge planning is initiated at the time of admission and revised throughout the course of the hospital stay. A written Aftercare Plan is developed with the participation of the patient that includes recommendations and coordination for the next step in treatment. Any necessary follow-up appointments are also scheduled.

Why Choose NCBHS?

Why Choose NCBHS

The NCBHS mission is to restore an individual’s mental health and quality of life through our commitment to kindness, service, and healing in all we do. At our state-of-the-art psychiatric facilities in Sacramento and Santa Rosa, we make learning about self-care a priority.

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