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Missouri Psychiatric Center

Adult Behavioral Health

Our multidisciplinary psychiatric team works to provide adults and their families with optimal treatment, including a comprehensive evaluation, stabilization, short-term treatment and arrangements for after care in a secure environment.

Crisis Hotline Number: 1-800-395-2132

Treatment Goals

On admission to the inpatient unit, the patient receives a psychiatric evaluation and physical examination as well as a panel of routine laboratory tests. Ongoing interviews and clinical observations may provide further diagnostic information. Testing and diagnostic procedures may include neurological evaluation, including electroencephalogram (EEG) and state-of-the-art neuroimaging procedures, such as MRI. The patient's physician will discuss the testing procedures and results with the patient.

Treatment Team

The patient’s attending psychiatrist is a medical doctor with additional specialty training in psychiatry. A resident is a medical doctor who is completing specialized training in psychiatry. Nursing staff will monitor and document the patient’s basic health needs and assist with medications. A social worker can provide counseling and education and help the patient locate resources such as housing. Occupational therapists lead groups on topics such as problem solving, communication, anger management, coping skills, stress management and goal setting.

Voluntary Admission

Requesting discharge will require the patient's physician to re-evaluate prior to release and issue a written discharge order.

Activity Therapy

Activity therapy is provided and includes physical activity, leisure activities, and arts and crafts. An activity therapist assesses each patient's individual needs to plan a program that meets his or her therapeutic goals.

Medical Services

On admission, each patient is assigned a physician who is in charge of the patient's care. The physician is responsible for the administration and monitoring of psychopathological medication when necessary. The use of medication is a joint decision between the physician and patient and/or treatment guardian. University Hospital and Clinics staff members are available to treat MUPC patients who may have other medical needs.

Discharge Planning

Discharge planning is an ongoing process. It begins with the patient's admission. The social worker, psychiatrist and patient work together to develop a discharge plan that includes follow-up services.