Psychiatric Services at Providence Hospital: Southfield
16001 W. 9 Mile Rd.
Southfield, Michigan 48075
Behavioral Medicine Services Interdisciplinary Team Provides Customized Care
Psychiatric/Substance Abuse dual diagnosis
An interdisciplinary team of psychologists, social workers, registered nurses, occupational and recreational therapists ensures individualized care for every inpatient client. Physical exam within 24 hours of admission. In addition to individual sessions with the attending psychiatrist, each client participates in group therapy and a rotation of complementary groups, which can include occupational therapy, recreational therapy, psycho educational groups, and community meetings.
Clients and their family members are invited to attend the team treatment planning conference and provide input into their treatment plans and goals. Psychological and neuropsychological testing can be arranged if needed. Conjoint and family therapy can also be provided if appropriate. Clients with secondary chemical dependency problems receive separate chemical dependency therapy during a portion of each day.
All clients undergo comprehensive discharge planning.
Admissions to the inpatient unit can be arranged through our 24 hour psychiatric assessment department, they can be reached at 248-849-3075. For further information, please call 1-800-875-5566
How do I contact the Emergency Assessment Department?
Call 1 800 875 5566 or 248 849 3075. A psychiatric assessment professional is on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If the assessment clinician is evaluating a patient when you call, he or she will return your call at the number you leave on your message.
What happens when I call? Y
You will talk directly with a master’s prepared social worker, psychologist, counselor or psychiatric nurse, working under the direction of a psychiatrist. If an assessment is urgent, the clinician on call will ask you to arrange for safe transfer to the Providence Emergency Room for an assessment. In a non-urgent situation, they will provide a referral for an outpatient assessment.
What happens during an emergency assessment?
For persons at risk, psychiatric assessment can save lives. In a psychiatric assessment the master’s prepared clinician will see the patient in the Providence emergency department. They will gather information about the person’s situation by asking about the person’s state of mind, recent activities and particular concerns. The goal of the assessment is to determine whether the patient is suffering from a psychiatric or substance abuse disorder and, if so, the type of disorder, its severity, and the kind of treatment that would best address it. The clinician will make recommendations for treatment and refer the patient to the appropriate program, working with the patient’s care management team and the insurance representatives for the necessary authorizations.