Behavioral Health Services
Effective behavioral health treatment involves more than medicine. Mercy Health System is committed to treating the whole person—physically, emotionally, and spiritually—through its comprehensive behavioral health services.
Mercy Health System Crisis Centers are gateway programs providing 24-hour, 7-day-per-week, 365-day-per-year psychiatric crisis intervention and mental health treatment and services. Our Crisis Centers are designed to respond to the needs of individuals seeking mental health care or those experiencing substance abuse or psycho-social difficulties that require immediate attention. Both direct one-to-one services and telephone support are provided.
Psychiatrists, nurses and crisis staff are available around the clock to diagnose, evaluate and provide referrals for appropriate services. Assistance in involuntary mental health commitment is available.
Mercy Philadelphia Hospital
Mercy Philadelphia Hospital offers medically managed detox services to people suffering from alcohol, opioid or other drug dependence. Care is provided by medical, nursing and counseling staff well trained in the management of the withdrawal and recovery process.
The program is designed to help people safely withdraw from substances and helps them learn about the disease and recovery process. It also connects them with appropriate continuing care services. In addition to full medical management, patients receive individual and group therapy, and psycho-educational services. Patients also are introduced to Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and post treatment referral for continuing care.
Inpatient Co-Occurring Treatment
The Co-Occurring Disorders Unit is a 16 bed unit that provides behavioral health services to patients with psychiatric and substance abuse issues. Care is provided by an interdisciplinary team that includes psychiatrists, nurses and Masters Degree-level addiction therapists. Each patient participates in the development of an individualized care plan that includes a number of services:
- Psychiatric stabilization
- Medical evaluation and care
- Medication management
- Individual and group therapy
- Psycho-educational services
- Recreational services
- Discharge planning
- Post-hospitalization referral for treatment
- Housing support
Inpatient Psychiatric Treatment
This program provides full-service, structured, intensive therapy in an 18-bed inpatient setting for adults. Short-term acute care to both voluntary and involuntary patients with a psychiatric diagnosis is available.
The unit has board certified psychiatrists that work with registered nurses, mental health technicians, case managers, social workers and allied therapists to provide the best individualized treatment needed.
For more information on inpatient psychiatric services at Mercy Philadelphia Hospital, call 215.748.9188.
Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital
Adult Inpatient Care
Short-term acute psychiatric care is offered to both voluntary and involuntary patients with a psychiatric diagnosis in an inpatient setting providing structured, intensive therapy. The interdisciplinary team of psychiatrists, nurses and therapists also includes a mental health peer engagement specialist who provides service to individuals needing assistance with the transition to outpatient treatment. For more information, call 610.237.4122.
Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital offers outpatient clozaril and medication management clinics. We provide treatment for a range of psychiatric disorders including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorders.
The outpatient medication management program is open five days (Monday-Friday) a week 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The primary goal of the medication management program is to provide integrative health services. A Nurse Navigator provides health education and assists individuals with navigating the healthcare system. Our program provides medication checks, metabolic syndrome screenings and Clozaril case management. We currently serve over 300 individuals in Delaware County. For more information, call 610.237.4224.
Community Care Program
The Community Care Program (CCP) through Mercy Fitzgerald is an innovative program developed to address the social, psychiatric and medical needs of adults with a severe and chronic mental illness. CCP assists each individual by identifying their strengths and using them to establish goals to promote their individual recovery from mental illness. The program provides supportive services through community-based therapeutic case management and outpatient clinic services. A peer engagement specialist will connect discharged patients from the adult inpatient facility to Targeted Case Management (TCM) Services if necessary. Call 610.237.4224 for information.