A helping hand
The Adult Mental Health Inpatient Program at Seton Shoal Creek Hospital provides diagnostic and treatment services for individuals who are in acute crisis due to mental illness, emotional distress, or destructive behavior patterns, or for those experiencing difficult life transitions or problems coping with daily life. The program is designed to stabilize patients who require a more controlled environment for healing and growth and facilitates a return to daily routines. After stabilization, we offer a variety of outpatient treatment programs to help patients continue their healing.
Our team of experts, along with patients and their families, determine a treatment plan. The team includes an independent psychiatrist, a nurse and a licensed social worker — all dedicated to patient health. As the largest inpatient facility in the region, we are one of the only mental health facilities to have academic ties — resulting in a team committed to setting the standard for quality care.
As part of our commitment to serving the community, we also work directly with the Travis County Healthcare District to find solutions for the region’s mental health needs.
- Crisis stabilization with medication management
- Medical evaluation
- Treatment planning
- Group therapy that is insight oriented
- Individual therapy as required by treatment plan
- Family therapy by physician order
- 24-hour staff presence
- Discharge planning and aftercare
Other treatment options include:
- A Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) for patients with severe mental illness who require containment or increased nursing care
- Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) for patients requiring evaluation, initiation or ongoing treatment
Getting started is easy.
Each patient must have a “Level of Care Assessment” to determine eligibility for admission to the inpatient program. Although a physician’s referral is not necessary, physicians can make the admission process easier for patients by faxing forms and psychiatric evaluations. Contact Admissions at 512.324.2029 for orders and appropriate paperwork. For non-emergency care, insurance benefits will be verified and costs will be provided before treatment begins.