Behavioral Health

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The Bellefonte Behavioral Health Center houses a 12-bed adult inpatient unit, a 16-bed senior adult inpatient unit and a 12-bed inpatient detox unit on the campus of OLBH. Our behavioral health programs include those for adult psychiatry, senior psychiatric services, and chemical dependency treatment. Each program encourages the individual and their loved ones to be involved in the design of their personal plan of care. Patients work with the interdisciplinary team to formulate achievable treatment goals that will produce positive clinical outcomes. Stays on the unit are short-term with the goal of stabilizing individuals in crisis.

Visiting hour is 4 to 5 p.m. daily. Visitors are limited to two at a time and children under 14 are not permitted.

Adult Psychiatry 

The center's adult psychiatry program utilizes a board certified psychiatrist to lead a team of registered nurses, licensed counselors and recreational therapists in providing quality care. The program treats individuals ages 18 and older who are experiencing life changes that are impacting their psychological and physical well-being. Stays on the unit are short-term with the goal of stabilizing individuals in crisis.

Program services include:

  • 24-hour monitoring and observation
  • Group and individual therapy
  • Recreational therapy
  • Integrated treatment team with patient
  • Medication stabilization and education
  • Post hospitalization planning

Senior Adult Psychiatric Services

The Bellefonte Behavioral Health Center provides a specialty mental health unit designed to care for older adults experiencing life changes that are impacting their psychological and physical well-being. Our multi-disciplinary team works with the patients and their families to accomplish individualized treatment goals. Our inpatient program offers focused intervention in a short-term environment. Patients who can benefit from our program may have mental illness, dementia with a primary psychiatric diagnosis, or those with acute changes in behavior or cognition that require evaluation and stabilization. 

Chemical Dependency Treatment

Our chemical dependency program is designed to treat adults ages 18 and older who are struggling with alcohol and substance abuse. The inpatient substance abuse program provides detoxification and medical stabilization to effectively treat the symptoms associated with withdrawal. Services include medication assisted recovery, 12-step facilitation, relapse prevention planning, group and individual therapy, family therapy and post-planning. In addition to inpatient services, the center offers outpatient services to adults whose substance dependence symptoms are obstructing their abilities but do not require the intensity of hospitalization. Sessions are led by licensed clinical therapists and take place at the center. 

Support groups that are offered at the Bellefonte Behavioral Health Center include Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon and Narcotic’s Anonymous. For more information concerning support groups or to arrange an appointment at the Bellefonte Behavioral Health Center, call the center at (606) 833-3555.

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