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Frequently Asked Questions

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You should contact your local Mental Health Center.

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Persons are admitted who meet 27-65 criteria for gravely disability and/or danger to self or others as a result of mental illness.  All admissions are issued through the court or a mental health center screen.

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Fees for service are assessed on a sliding scale, based on ability to pay.  Medicaid and Medicare pay hospital costs for eligible clients.  No one is denied admission due to the inability to pay.

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Patients are allowed to keep and wear their own clothing.  Many items are provided to the patients and they include toiletries, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo/conditioner.  Depending on the security level, each unit has specific policies on patient property.  Contact the treating unit for a detailed listing of allowable items.

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Yes. Family and significant others are encouraged to visit the patient during hospitalization to aid in the reintegration of the patient into community life.  Patients are provided with frequent and convenient opportunities to meet with visitors.  Patients may visit with their attorneys, private physicians, and religious counselors at any time.  Contact the treating unit for specific visitation times.

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Each treating unit in the hospital has a nurses’ station and common area that includes couches, chairs, television and other activities.  The majority of patient rooms are similar to college dormitories.  Items in the room depend on the security level of the unit.