Behavioral Health Services – Inpatient Information
The Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit is located in a remodeled and expanded space on the campus of PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center, University District, in Eugene. This acute psychiatric unit provides a safe and healing environment in which to treat people experiencing psychiatric crises.
Treatment involves medical, psychological and social services, and is specific to each patient. The amount of time a patient stays on the Unit is generally brief, usually less than a week. Each patient is encouraged to participate in his or her own care, and the patient and family help make decisions about treatment. Care is provided in the least restrictive environment that will assure both safe and effective treatment of patients.
Behavioral Health represents Peace Health Sacred Heart’s commitment to providing compassionate, patient-and-family centered care based on the best practices in medicine today.
12:45 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 to 7 p.m. daily
We encourage family and friends to visit unless the physician or staff feel that visits should be temporarily restricted; we will let you know if this is the case. Exceptions to these visiting hours may be made, but please check with staff first. We encourage visitors to come in small groups of two or three so as to not overwhelm patients. Children may visit, although young children (under the age of 12) need prior approval from staff and should come only for brief visits. The length of time or area of visiting may be restricted according to the patient’s condition. Staff will inform you if there are restrictions.
Families Are Welcome Night
Thursdays, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Families will be involved in a variety of recreational activities to promote interaction, learn new activity ideas and have fun. Patients without family members are also welcome to attend. Families will be invited to attend at the end of visiting hours. The activity will be facilitated by one of the unit’s creative arts therapists.
Family Information Night
Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) regularly has volunteers at the Inpatient Behavioral Health Unity. NAMI Oregon (800-950-6264) is a statewide grassroots organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals with mental illness and their families through support, education and advocacy. Local volunteers are available to answer questions, share resources for families and patients, and offer support. You can reach them Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 541-343-7688.