Haywood Regional Medical Center’s Behavioral Health Unit (BHU) is a 17-bed adult (ages 18-55) psychiatric inpatient program. The unit is located on the west wing of the sixth floor and is a safe and secure unit. Individuals who are considered for admission to the unit must meet criteria showing a need for admission for inpatient psychiatric care. These individuals may be experiencing an acute psychiatric crisis, complications related to noncompliance with medications, or be distressed to the level that they have become a danger to themselves or others. The average stay is 7-10 days.
Our dedicated multi-disciplinary team provides individualized and comprehensive treatment that goes beyond just acute stabilization. The BHU excels in providing individuals with the skills and resources necessary to maintain their journey to wellness well beyond their discharge. We strive to create an environment that is free of negative stigmas about mental illness and provide individuals with the atmosphere and support to begin their recovery.
Who We Are
Our team is made up of psychiatrists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, licensed clinical social workers, licensed professional counselors, registered nurses, certified nursing assistants, and mental health assistants.
Our Services Include:
- Diagnostic assessment
- Medication management
- Coping skills training
- Multi-disciplinary treatment plan
- Group and individual therapy
- Comprehensive discharge planning
- Integrated health & wellness plans
- Nursing care
A patient may be referred by family, a physician, another healthcare professional, or by self-referral.