OverviewClinic & Center Description:
MultiCare provides behavioral health treatment, consultation and medication management in the same place you and your loved ones receive medical care. We deliver expert treatments for most behavioral health issues, including depression, anxiety and behavioral disorders, for adults and children. Learn more about our integrated services.
GERIATRIC INPATIENT PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES
Specializing in memory care and emotional wellness, our Inpatient Geriatric Psychiatric Services provide mental health and dementia treatment tailored to meet the needs of older adults.
OUTPATIENT OLDER ADULT SERVICES
Our nationally renowned Older Adult Services program helps adults ages 60 and older with emotional, behavioral and community living problems. We deliver age-appropriate treatments and coordinated care with the goal of improving your loved ones quality of life.
INPATIENT ADOLESCENT BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
An inpatient adolescent behavioral health program in Pierce County designed specifically to help teens facing mental health crisis. We accept patients ages 13 through 17 on a voluntary, involuntary and family-initiated treatment basis with a provider referral. Our 27-bed hospital-based unit was designed to be a modern, inviting space with private rooms and open social areas, while also including state-of-the-art safety features to protect patients and staff. Treatment for teens includes a range of mental health issues, including: Major Depression; Anxiety Disorders; Psychosis; Schizophrenia; Bipolar Disorder.
Our collaborative team of pediatric and mental health experts includes a medical director, psychiatrists, psychiatric advanced registered nurse practitioners, registered nurses, psychologists, educators, social workers, and mental health techs. Working together they create a treatment plan tailored to each teen’s needs, based on their diagnosis, background and triggers. Our treatment program is based on the recovery model and trauma informed care (TIC), valuing kindness and empowering teens to play an active role in their recovery.
Once teens are ready to leave our unit, their care team will work with the family and outpatient providers to have a safety plan in place. The team will also provide the parents or caregivers with tools and education on the treatment that happened during their teen’s stay and how to continue to use the skills that they developed. Follow-up appointments with their outpatient providers are also scheduled prior to discharge.Intake Process:
What Providers Need to Know
Adolescent Behavioral Health at Tacoma General accepts patients ages 13 through 17 on a voluntary, involuntary and parent-initiated treatment basis with a provider referral.
Typical diagnoses or potential diagnoses appropriate to refer to us include:
How to Refer
Referrals can be made 24 hours a day, seven days a week. There will be an intake nurse monitoring this number Monday through Friday, from 8:30am to 5pm. After-hours and on weekends, the charge nurse will carry the intake phone and screen referrals with our provider.
Call our Referral Intake Number: 253-403-0556
Patients must be medically cleared before they arrive. The information is reviewed by the intake or charge nurse and then presented to our provider for admission.
Insurance authorization must be obtained by the sending facility.
Note: This same process applies to involuntary patients, but a court order must also be included. Adolescent Behavioral Health at Tacoma General must be listed on the order.
All patients admitted to the unit must be accepted by the admitting provider and have a primary psychiatric diagnosis.
All patients must be tested for COVID 19 and should have negative results prior to their arrival on the unit.
Referral from primary care provider office or urgent care should be able to provide medical clearance and transportation within the same day.
All accepted patients should be arriving via secure medical transport. Patients are not allowed to be transported via private vehicles.
Patients are admitted on a voluntary basis by signing themselves in, admitted under the Involuntary Treatment Act, or admitted under Family-Initiated Treatment.
Patients cannot be admitted to the unit, or may have to be transferred from the unit, if they have or develop any of the following medical needs:
Any active communicable disease
Conditions requiring suctioning
Conditions requiring supplemental oxygen
Continuous IV therapy
Fever greater than 101
Head trauma requiring neurological monitoring
Primary diagnosis of an eating disorder
Primary diagnosis of intellectual or developmental disability
Primary diagnosis other than psychiatric diagnosis
Receiving chemotherapy treatment
Unstable vital signs
- Psychiatric Beds
- Young adults
AvailabilityCurrently Accepting Clients: YesADA Accessible: YesNear Public Transportation?: YesTeletherapy:
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