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Inpatient Acute Care

Inpatient Acute Care

Inpatient Psychiatric Acute Care for Adults

Adult counseling and behavioral health services at The Meadows Psychiatric Center located in Centre Hall, Pennsylvania, provides mental health treatment and acute psychiatric services in an interactive environment for individuals 18 years of age or older. 

The goal of our adult inpatient program is to stabilize acute symptoms and enhance patient strengths and coping skills. Patients are actively engaged in treatment through therapeutic and educational groups and individual interactions with clinical staff. 

A supportive, therapeutic environment is provided to assist patients in dealing with stressors and returning to the community. 

In addition to the features above, this program also includes:

  • Individualized treatment plans
    • Adult inpatient mental health programs are designed for each patient and their needs based on assessment
  • Therapeutic and educational groups
    • Group therapy can be beneficial, as it shows patients that they are not alone in addition to the therapeutic services offered 
  • Pharmacotherapy when indicated
    • Occasionally, patients in adult acute inpatient facilities require medical treatment in addition to therapies, and we are prepared to assist when necessary 
  • Active involvement with family or significant others
    • Family is an important aspect of long-term recovery, and we make sure that they are involved in the recovery process when possible
  • Active individual participation in discharge planning
    • Recovery does not end once you leave the facility, and our discharge planning helps set patients up for success after treatment
  • Coordination of care with referral sources, aftercare providers and community supports to continue the process of recovery
    • Recovery has multiple phases, and we know what it takes to help our patients on the journey to a healthy and happy life

All programs led by our multidisciplinary team of psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, therapists and other clinicians include the following:

  • 24-hour supervision by licensed nurses and physicians
    • Mental health issues can be challenging, and our staff is prepared to face whatever arises
  • Comprehensive initial assessment and evaluation of emotional, intellectual, social and physical needs
    • Every patient is unique, and our treatment programs take that into account through comprehensive assessments 
  • Strength-based approach during assessment and treatment
    • Mental health for adults is important, and that means that we work on strengths to help target issues and work towards evidence-based results
  • Individual, group and family therapy services
    • Recovery is about treating more than just the symptoms, and our acute mental health services include multiple types of therapy 

Will I Be Able to Visit My Loved One?

Our patients have access to a telephone and visitation is encouraged from us. Family is an important part of the healing process and a strong support system is key.

All visitors must present correct patient identification number to be approved to visit. If ID is not presented, visitation, will be denied. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to visitation time. Visitation days and times vary by unit, patients will receive a copy of the visitation schedule at the time of admission. For further information please contact us.


  • The only belongings allowed during visitation are keys and wallets. Cellphones, purses, valuables, etc. must be kept in vehicles. No food items or drinks may be brought to visitation.
  • Please limit incoming patient belongings to absolute necessities. Any excess belongings will be sent back with visitors.
  • It is recommended to call in on the day you plan to visit.
  • Visitation may be held on or off the unit and can change for individual patients on short notice. If visitation is held on the units, minors will not be allowed to attend.
  • You will be wanded for security prior to visiting.

Help and Hope are Only a Call Away

It’s never too late to get help. If you or someone you know is facing a crisis, call The Meadows Psychiatric Center at 800-641-7529.