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At MU Health Care, we offer compassionate care in a safe, welcoming environment.

Inpatient care

A mental health crisis requires immediate care from specially trained professionals. MU Health Care’s Missouri Psychiatric Center provides evaluation, stabilization and treatment for children, adolescents and adults. It’s the largest acute-care psychiatric center in the region.

What to expect at Missouri Psychiatric Center

When you're admitted to the inpatient unit, you’ll meet with a psychiatrist to determine your needs. Your doctor will give you an evaluation (ask you personal questions) and a physical exam, along with routine tests. You may undergo further testing, such as a neurological assessment, to evaluate your brain (cognitive) function.

Your care team — a psychiatrist, nurse, social worker and other clinicians — works together to meet all your needs. You’ll receive counseling, education and resources to help both you and your loved ones. If you have additional health needs, we’ll bring in other specialists. Our behavioral health team works with specialists throughout the MU Health Care system to make sure you get complete care.

Your behavioral health care plan

Each person has unique needs, so your care plan will be personalized to you. We draw from a broad range of therapies and techniques to develop your treatment. Our goal is to help you recover and begin the healing process.

You’ll learn how to develop skills to manage your symptoms. Your treatment may include:

  • Medications and medical stabilization
  • Therapy (individual, group or family)
  • Group counseling on topics such as problem solving, communication, anger management, coping skills, stress management and goal setting
  • Physical and leisure activities, including arts and crafts

Your care team will begin planning for your discharge right away to ensure you and your loved ones are well-prepared when you leave the hospital. You’ll work with the social worker and your psychiatrist to develop a plan that includes follow-up services. We want to make sure you have ongoing support and resources.

Outpatient Care

The South Providence Psychiatry clinic provides adult mental health services. The health care team includes psychiatrists, resident physicians (physicians who are under the supervision of a board-certified psychiatrist), psychologists and licensed clinical social workers.

Our providers work to address all the aspects of a patient’s life that could be contributing to his or her emotional struggles. As a teaching clinic, we strive to develop well-rounded resident physicians who are adept at medication management, brief therapeutic interventions and using local resources to maximize patient care.

Our services

Services provided at our clinic include:

  • Psychopharmacology
  • Psychiatric consultations for medical procedures
  • Family and couples therapy
  • Individual therapy using various schools of psychotherapy

Please note that we have a strict attendance policy. We are always working to add more providers and more services, but our clinic fills quickly. As such, we have a strict attendance policy to allow as many patients to be seen as possible.