Behavioral Health Center celebrates five years

3/5/2014

Open House Celebration . December 10 . 3 to 6 PM . 230 Deronda Street

The ARMC Behavioral Health Center (BHC) inpatient unit opened its doors and admitted its first patient on December 10, 2008. Since then BHC has served 100’s of patients coming from numerous facilities and communities throughout Northwestern Wisconsin and beyond.

BHC is celebrating its 5 year anniversary with a public open house on Tuesday, December 10 from 3 to 6 pm at its location on 230 Deronda Street in Amery. Refreshments, snacks, chair massages, giveaways, live music, and mental health information will be available.

The inpatient unit is a 10-bed, acute care facility that specializes in short-term, psychiatric treatment of geriatric adults, ages 45 and older who are experiencing a mental health crisis.

While the Behavioral Health psychiatric inpatient unit provides unique and specialized programming for individuals who struggle with Dementia, the unit also provides state-of-the-art services to individuals who struggle with other mental health disorders such as depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorder, and many other mental health issues.

Some comments from satisfied families, patients and referring facilities…

  • “My mother needed help ASAP, and got it with you. Staff was great!
  • “Caring and knowledgeable staff, Thank you for the excellent care.”
  • “Professional, respectful staff, appropriate meds, positive healthy environment, including nutritious tasty meals and snacks.”
  • “I was treated with respect; someone was available to me at all times, overly caring and helpful, not used to such great treatment. Thank you!”

The Structured Outpatient Program (SOP) provides intensive group therapy to adults 45 and older. SOP is primarily a group therapy model, but also includes monthly psychiatric consultation and individual therapy for individuals who need intensive outpatient support. An ARMC physician stated, “The Structured Outpatient Program is changing people’s lives. I have seen a huge improvement in the functioning of many of my patients who have been through the program. I would encourage anyone struggling with mental health issues to check it out.”

The Behavioral Health Center also provides Outpatient Counseling for children and adults ages 5 and up who are referred by an ARMC physician. BHC accepts various forms of health insurance as private insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid.

To make an appointment for outpatient counseling or psychiatry call: (715)-268-0060
For a free consultation or to make a referral to the inpatient unit call: (715) 268-0069 or 0070

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