Inpatient Mental Health Care

Inpatient mental health services tend to patients who need to be admitted into the hospital to get the care and treatment for complex and serious mental health concerns.

What are inpatient mental health services?

Many people with mental illnesses do not need hospital services and can use outpatient services. But there are times that people with mental illness need hospital care. Inpatient services can help people with:

  • Depression
  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Other co-occurring disorders

Constant care and treatment

Hospital patients are treated in an environment that reduces stress from everyday life, so they can focus on recovery.

Inpatient mental health services may be recommended by a provider if someone:

  • Has a sudden mental health crisis
  • Needs immediate and constant attention during recovery
  • May harm oneself or others

Inpatient mental health services

People admitted as a hospital patient for mental health care can receive:

  • Evaluation
  • Therapy / counseling
  • Stabilization
  • Emergency care
  • Access to 24/7 monitoring and care
  • Treatment planning

Spring Harbor Hospital offers hope

Located in Westbrook, Maine, Spring Harbor Hospital is southern Maine's only nonprofit, private psychiatric hospital of inpatient services for individuals who experience acute mental illness or dual disorders issues.
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