Young Adult Inpatient Psychiatric Services

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MacNeal Hospital has opened an 18-bed young adult inpatient psychiatric unit, dedicated to adults ages 18-25. One in five adults in America experiences a mental illness, and three-quarters of all chronic mental illness begins by age 24. Young adulthood can be a challenging time for many people, and many patients benefit from an age-specific program. MacNeal’s young adult inpatient services are geared toward giving patients the support and care they need to get the right start into adulthood.

Some of the most commonly treated conditions for young adults include:

  • Anxiety disorders

  • Bipolar disorder

  • Chemical dependencies, including alcohol abuse, opioid abuse and marijuana abuse

  • Dual diagnoses

  • Eating disorders

  • Lack of motivation/limited social interaction

  • Major depression

  • Psychoses/psychotic disorders

Our team includes board-certified psychiatrists, licensed registered nurses, licensed clinical professional counselors, licensed clinical social workers and certified addiction drug counselors. Together, we create an individualized treatment plan with expert psychiatric interventions.

The goal of inpatient care is to provide crisis stabilization and facilitate prompt re-entry to home and community through the following services:

  • Acute stabilization and crisis management

  • Individual, group and milieu therapy

  • Recreational, music and movement therapy

  • Family therapy

  • Case management

Central Intake for inpatient services provides:

  • Initial clinical screening

  • Crisis management

  • Comprehensive needs assessment and referral

  • Response to patient, family and community inquiries

  • Financial counseling and insurance pre-certification

  • Admission 24 hours a day, seven days a week

For more information on admission to inpatient psychiatric services, please call the Central Intake Department, available 24/7, at 708-783-3140.