The facility offers treatment programs for adolescents, adults and senior adults who suffer from a psychiatric disorder, substance abuse or both (dual diagnosis). Read more details on our treatment and services.
Within the first eight hours:
You will complete admission paperwork, then be brought to the unit which will best meet your needs. The unit you go to is determined by the results of your initial assessment. As time goes by and we gather more details, you may be moved to another unit that better suits you. Once on the unit, you will be searched by staff for contraband. The nurse will then do an in-depth assessment and give you an orientation to the unit.
Within the first 24 hours:
You will see the medical doctor and your psychiatrist within the first 24 hours. Evaluations will be based on your admission assessment, your nursing assessment and your talk with the doctor. It is very important that you give the doctor as much relevant information as possible to help them make the appropriate medical decision.
Your home medications will also be verified within a day of your arrival. This process is mandated by regulatory agencies to ensure Alliance has an accurate understanding of your medication history. Your doctor may hold current medications or delay new ones to avoid dangerous drug interactions. This process is usually completed within the first 24 hours but may take longer.
You will also have a routine urine and blood lab test within the first 24 hours. This is to check your general health and learn of any conditions that should be taken into account when prescribing medication.
Within the first 72 hours:
Your final treatment plan is completed within the first 72 hours. During this time, your therapist will complete a psychosocial evaluation with you and contact your family or anyone you identify as supportive. We will also begin the process of discharge planning. Your treatment goals are based on the information gathered from you and your family, your stated reasons for needing help and the physician’s recommendations and diagnosis. The plan will also set the criteria for your discharge.
The security of every person at Alliance is our top priority. We will ask to search your belongings and person when you are admitted. Staff will use their experience and best judgment to decide what items have potential to cause harm.
Staff keep a close eye on patients and account for each individual at a minimum of every 15 minutes. This may make you feel like you have little privacy, but the intent is to keep everyone secure. Some patients may need a staff member within arm’s reach at all times. This is usually a temporary precaution.