The Persistent Psychiatric Disorders Program is for patients diagnosed with psychiatric disorders such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, schizoaffective or other psychotic illnesses. With persistent psychiatric disorders, a person can no longer function in daily life and may even harm him/herself or others.
Treatment for persistent psychiatric disorders begins in our inpatient level of care. Patients are admitted to either the Acute Care Unit (ACU) or the Patricia Regnemer Main House. Patients are assigned according to diagnosis and the type of inpatient treatment that is best suited to assisting in their recovery. The goals of this phase of treatment are crisis stabilization, medication management and symptom reduction.
After stabilization, the next phase of treatment is our Transitional Living Program. Patients reside on campus and participate in cognitive remediation, psychosocial rehabilitation and medication management. The length of stay for this phase of treatment is a minimum of 6 weeks, and some patients extend their treatment beyond this minimum. This program is self-pay – a small portion of the program may be covered by insurance. Our staff will help you determine if you have this benefit.