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Inpatient Behavioral Health at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center

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2901 Squalicum Pkwy
Central Tower
Bellingham, WA 98225

Through the collaborative work of dedicated professionals, we provide comprehensive care for adults on a voluntary or involuntary basis.  We treat a variety of acute psychiatric illnesses requiring inpatient hospital treatment.  Some of the services we offer include:

  • Psychiatric assessment, evaluation, and treatment
  • 24-hour nursing care
  • Recreational therapy assessment
  • Individual and group therapy
  • Social work assessment
  • Discharge planning

As a voluntary patient, you will be welcomed to the unit as an engaged and active participant in your own care.  Some of the things you can expect during the hospital stay include:

  1. Partnering with the care team by being open and honest about your symptoms
  2. Taking responsibility for your medication routine in anticipation of your discharge
  3. Attending offered activities as they will help you gain skills for your recovery

If you believe that you may need the services of our inpatient Behavioral Health unit, there are a number of ways to explore admission.  Because the eligibility criteria can be nuanced, referrals are accepted through a physician, a mental health provider, or by the county triage system. Those providers can contact the inpatient psychiatric unit directly to learn more about the admission process. If those are not available to you, please come to the Emergency Department to proceed with a thorough assessment.

No matter the outcome, we will work with your referring provider to ensure that you get the right level of care because we believe you are worth it.

View outpatient mental health services

Learn more about integrated behavioral health services available at PeaceHealth Integrated Behavioral Health and outpatient behavioral health services at PeaceHealth Outpatient Mental Health at Rimland Clinic.

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This clinic is licensed as part of PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center. You may receive a separate charge or billing for facility fees in addition to any professional fees for services, which may result in a higher out-of-pocket expense.

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