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Inpatient Care

University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) inpatient behavioral health units use a multidisciplinary approach that focuses on acute stabilization and transition to outpatient care. Improving the lifelong mental health of our patients is our goal.

Services we offer

General adult inpatient psychiatric services

Adults age 18 and over with acute psychiatric conditions may be admitted to the 7 East or 7 West units at University Hospital. Conditions treated include major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, and co-occurring substance use disorders.

Each locked unit offers private rooms with furnishings designed for behavioral health safety. There are day rooms for group activities.

Multidisciplinary teams are comprised of nurses, psychiatric technicians, social workers, psychiatrists, psychologists, nurse practitioners, recreational therapists, and pharmacists. In keeping with UMMC’s role as the state’s only academic medical center, residents and students are also integral to the care teams.

In addition to creating an individualized care plan for each patient, the treatment team facilitates patient and family education, medication adjustments, and close monitoring of behavior. Consultation to medical, surgical and other specialties is available as needed.

Inpatient consultation-liaison psychiatry service

Psychiatric consultation is available for patients in the Adult Emergency Department, University Hospital, Conerly Critical Care Hospital, Wiser Hospital, and other areas of UMMC upon referral from the primary treating team. A consultation team comprised of psychiatry residents, attending psychiatrists, and psychiatric nurse practitioners provides assessment and treatment recommendations for medical/surgical patients with co-morbid acute or chronic behavioral health concerns.