Behavioral Health Unit
Where Hope Begins
Making connections for people in need of mental health or substance abuse services.
The Behavioral Health Unit at Mercy Medical Center is a 20-bed secured unit that serves patients 18 years and older with a mental health and/or chemical dependency diagnosis. The focus of the Behavioral Health Unit is crisis stabilization.
The purpose of the crisis stabilization program is to provide a safe and welcoming environment for patients and their families in mental health and/or chemical dependency crisis in order to promote a short-term resolution to the patient's crisis state, and assist the patient in gaining skills and insight to prevent future crisis.
Our vision is to be a place where hope begins for patients in mental health and/or chemical dependency crisis. We do this through:
- Recovery-Based Care - provides hope, empowerment, choices and opportunities to help people to reach their full potential.
- Trauma-Informed Care - is based upon a basic understanding of how trauma affects the life of an individual seeking services.
- Developing resiliency (your ability to quickly recover from change or misfortune - an ability to "bounce back")by
- Helping patients recognize the strengths they do have and building upon them
- Identifying supports that are available to them
- Empowering patients to make healthier lifestyle choices
You can reach Mercy's Behavioral Health Unit at (319) 398-6553 or by contacting the Access Nurse at (319) 398-6476.
Are you looking for access to community resources for help? Call 211.
For mental health crisis management 24 hours/day, seven days/week, call our Access Line at 319-398-6476 or call the Community Crisis Line at Foundation 2 at (319) 362-2174 or (800) 332-4224.