OverviewClinic & Center Description:
ACUTE CARE PROGRAM
Fairfax’s Acute Care Program provides a safe environment for adults who are experiencing extreme disturbances in thought and behavior. While all of Fairfax inpatient services are in a secure facility, there is a particular emphasis in the acute care program as many of these adult patients are involuntarily detained. That means that the Washington State County Courts, either directly or through their designees, have determined that the patient represents harm to themselves or others and is incapable of making a reasonable decision to seek help.
The involuntary hospitalization process for a psychiatric emergency may be somewhat frightening and confusing for you and your loved ones. The staff at Fairfax is trained and experienced in caring for individuals who are experiencing extreme emotional and psychological distress and need 24-hour care to ensure their safety and well-being. Under the direct care of Psychiatrist and/or Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses, our interdisciplinary team uses a variety of interventions (including group therapy, medications, milieu management and activities therapy) to stabilize adult patients and determine the best options for discharge to the community following hospitalization. This may include a return to their previous living arrangement or another long-term level of care.
Our adult psychiatric program was developed to meet the ever-increasing need within the North Sound area, for behavioral health community-based, inpatient psychiatric services. This state-of-the-art environment of care is embedded in the Pacific campus at Providence Medical Center. As a community-based behavioral health program, there are both voluntary and involuntarily detained patients who are experiencing a wide spectrum of psychiatric conditions requiring a safe, evidenced-based, short term 24-hour care. These conditions may range from depression to disturbances of thought. As with all of our adult psychiatric programs, we use a multidisciplinary behavioral health approach for assessment, treatment, and discharge planning.
- Medication Prescription
- Psychiatric Beds
AvailabilityCurrently Accepting Clients: Yes: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PMMon9:00 AM - 5:00 PMTue9:00 AM - 5:00 PMWed9:00 AM - 5:00 PMThu9:00 AM - 5:00 PMFri9:00 AM - 5:00 PMSatClosedSunClosedTeletherapy: