Behavioral Health 

Contact: Darlene Shultz John (814)723-3300 x 1875 or by fax (814)723-7580

DEERFIELD BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

Our goal is to help you begin the journey of mental health recovery.  We work with you to determine the effects of your mental illness and to help you develop a plan to meet your goals.   Our intensive group and individual education and treatment is designed to help you build the skills and resources needed to keep you well.

Inpatient Psychiatric Services

We treat individuals suffering from a wide array of disorders including:

  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Suicidal Thoughts or Actions
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Depression
  • Paranoia
  • Extreme Anger
  • Mood Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Hallucinations/Delusions
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Grief
  • Other Mental Health Problems
  • Co-occurring Alcohol or Substance Abuse

 

HOW WE CAN HELP

  • We understand that people can and do recover from mental illness
  • The treatment team spends time, getting to know each individual and their treatment needs
  • Your team is made up of the following people:

 

  • We coordinate with systems and supports
  • We work with the individual/team to develop a plan for wellness
  • We teach ways to deal with issues that led to admission
  • We use best practice guidelines and evidence based programs to provide quality clinical care
  • We focus on personal medicine and whole health recovery

 

Our programs focus on collaborating with family, supports and other providers. Each person on the treatment team plays a very important role. We will work with each patient to include these supports in treatment.

 

COMMON GROUND

Staff delivers mental health education using a variety of therapeutic deliveries, including but not limited to: CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, art therapy and Common Ground.  Common Ground is a web based tool, designed by Patricia Deegan, PhD. Individuals who incorporate  Common Ground as part of their therapy,  are encouraged to take an active role in his/her recovery.  The approach identifies the patient’s internal motivations for recovery and assists them in developing  effective communication and decision making for medication management, and treatment planning.

Warren General Hospital is the first mental health in-patient psychiatric unit in Pennsylvania to implement Common Ground. Consumers have the ability to review information in the on-line library and to view testimonials of other individuals who are recovering from similar mental illnesses.

CONTINUED TREATMENT

Discharge planning begins at admission. Our staff works with each individual and prepares them to return to the safest environment that will continue to meet their health needs.

We will help you develop the relationships and supports within your community to assist you in reaching your individual goals.

When you leave WGH, our team will have follow-up appointments scheduled for you with a mental health provider.

TOBACCO POLICY

WGH is a tobacco free facility.  Our physicians will work with each individual to provide nicotine replacement as necessary. 

VISITORS

We know that friends and family are very important to a persons’ recovery.  We ask that visitors abide by unit safety rules and respect the dignity and privacy of other patients.  Children under the age of 18 may visit however must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult and the visit must be approved by the physician. 

Mental Health Unit visiting hours are every evening from 6pm-7pm.  Visiting hours can be modified on an individual basis with approval by the physician.  

Attached to the below are the Behavioral Health (BH/DA) patient Authorization forms for the Use and Disclosure of Protected Health Information (PHI).  Click on the reports below to open and print the forms.

Psych Behavioral Health (BH/DA) Auth. - PHI from others to WGH

Psych Behavioral Health (BH/DA) Auth. - PHI from WGH to others

“Nothing about me without me…”

 

Warren General Hospital

Deerfield Behavioral Health

2 Crescent Park West

Warren, PA 16365

 

814-723-3300 ext. 1875