For mental health crisis needs, the Emergency Department at University of Minnesota Medical Center’s West Bank offers a safe, secure environment 24/7 and a fresh perspective to help you cope. With a dedicated program to handle behavioral emergencies, we assess and stabilize your current situation. We’ll refer you and recommend next steps, which may include admission to a psychiatric unit.
If your situation is not a crisis but requires 24-hour care, we offer inpatient care. Trained and dedicated professionals are ready 24/7 to accept you and ensure your safety in a locked environment. With skill, compassion and respect, the Adult Mental Health Inpatient Program staff provide acute crisis assessment, focused intervention and discharge planning.
55+ inpatient treatment program (also known as Senior Mental Health Program)
We offer specialized care to treat the unique mental health needs of older adults. Our treatment program for older adults, established in 1976, was the first of its kind in the nation. Knowing the latest trends in geriatric psychiatry, our interdisciplinary staff members show a clear enthusiasm for working with you and your family. This program at University of Minnesota Medical Center emphasizes coping methods and critical links to family and community resources.
We offer comprehensive mental health services to anyone struggling with a variety of mental health symptoms. Mental health treatment focuses on restoring well-being and preventing a relapse of symptoms. Your multidisciplinary team includes psychotherapists, occupational therapists and nurses. These credentialed and seasoned professionals will work with you and your family to provide encouragement, guidance and education in a group-based format. Programs provide therapy, as well as opportunities for mental health education and wellness practice. Here, you can share challenges, receive support and learn healthy coping skills with peers who understand your desire to regain stability and find peace of mind.
Our outpatient programs include:
Partial hospitalization is an intensive short-term program if you’re experiencing an acute episode of depression and/or anxiety. Often, individuals in the program are receiving therapy for the first time and will be transitioning back to work, school or home. Groups meet five hours a day, five days a week, for about two-to-three weeks. You’ll also have regular follow-up with a psychiatrist. This program may offer an alternative to psychiatric hospitalization.
Adult day treatment
The adult day treatment program empowers you to recover from the effects of mental health symptoms. This intensive outpatient program is available if you’re newly diagnosed or experience an increase in symptoms from prolonged illness. Groups meet three days per week for three hours each day. Individual needs are assessed to determine placement in one of ten specialty treatment tracks.
Mental illness and substance abuse
This day treatment program provides a safe and supportive environment to address the complexities of both mental health symptoms and problematic substance use. Staff provide an integrated approach and meet you at your own stage of change. This abstinence-based program supports long-term stability and recovery. Groups meet Monday through Friday for three hours each day for about six-to-eight weeks. Services also include regular follow-up with a physician who specializes in mental health and addiction medicine.
55+ day treatment
The 55+ outpatient program provides the foundation you need to resume a healthy life. We provide treatment to people experiencing mental health symptoms for the first time or those with a longer history of mental illness. Groups meet twice each week for four hours each day. Customized treatment is offered in one of our five specialty treatment tracks. Please note that this is not a dementia or recreational program.