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Adult Psychiatry (Inpatient)









In any given year, nearly 1 in 5 adults suffers from a diagnosable mental illness. Some people may be affected mildly, but some people may be affected more severely, with symptoms that become debilitating. We can help.

At Palmetto Health Behavioral Care we offer inpatient care for individuals needing 24-hour supervision and treatment. We provide treatment for individuals with a wide range of diagnoses including, but not limited to:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Psychotic Disorders
Inpatient Treatment

Palmetto Health Behavioral Care offers two inpatient programs for adults struggling with psychiatric illnesses: The Affective Disorders Units on both campuses offer treatment for mood disorders such as depression or anxiety. The Crisis Stabilization Unit at Richland Springs offers the highest level of management for patients with the most severe mental illnesses, some who are experiencing symptoms for the first time and others who many have struggled with their illness for years. Treatment is led by a psychiatrist, and in conjunction with psychologists, nurses, counselors, and social workers they develop an individualized treatment plan for each patient. Treatment includes:

  • One-on-one sessions with the psychiatrist and other therapists
  • Group therapy
  • Art therapy
  • Activity therapy
  • Neuropsychological testing may be used to assist the psychiatrist in making a diagnosis or to assess a patient’s level of functioning
Outpatient Treatment

Some patients do not require the 24-hour treatment offered in an inpatient setting, but do need more help navigating through a crisis than an outpatient therapist or psychiatrist can provide. Those individuals often find the support they need in our Day Treatment Programs. These programs may also be helpful for patients as they integrate back into their home after an inpatient stay. The Day Treatment Program offers a full or half-day of intensive treatment, and patients return home to their families at the end of the day. They have the benefit of immediately integrating the coping skills they have learned into their daily lives. This program is conveniently located at 720 Gracern, Suite 120 in Columbia. .

Patients in this program are seen each day individually by a psychiatrist for medication management. Other treatment includes individual and group therapy promoting coping skills and a balanced lifestyle. Sometimes families are included in therapy sessions to discuss stressors or issues affecting the patient.