Forest View Hospital brings over 35 years
of experience to evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of adults with emotional
and behavioral difficulties. Forest View provides services for general
psychiatric illnesses as well as specialized treatment for eating
disorders, trauma disorders and co-occuring disorders (mental illness
with chemical dependency). Specialized treatment services are provided
as an integrated part of our general adult programming.
A key to our treatment services is the ability to respond to the patient,
family or referral source at all times including weekends and holidays.
We provide a 24-hour intake team that can provide assessment and admission
or referral services.
Hospital services include an acute inpatient psychiatric program designed
for adults who are at risk to themselves or others, require crisis
intervention and stabilization, or are unable to function in a less
restrictive setting. The adult program provides a structured therapeutic
environment that emphasizes a multidisciplinary approach to individual
patient challenges and issues. Structured programming occurs seven
days a week and includes group and family therapies and medication
Partial Hospitalization provides six hours of structured, intensive
treatment on an outpatient basis Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Program services
include individual, group and family therapies, and medication management.
The program is designed as both an alternative to hospitalization
as well as a key component in the continuous spectrum of care following
Both inpatient and partial hospital services utilize an interdisciplinary
team model incorporating the psychiatrist, nurses, case managers,
activity therapists and mental health clinicians. Each team member
has the training and skills necessary to meet the unique treatment
needs of adults with general psychiatric, eating disorders or dual
diagnosis issues. The staff fosters a teaching environment that focuses
on individual responsibility and development of tools to support a
successful discharge plan.
The patient and the patient's family are important members of the
treatment team throughout the assessment, treatment and discharge
planning processes. Emphasis during treatment is on issues that increase
the opportunity for a positive transition from hospitalization to
the home, school and work environments.
Referral sources are kept informed of the patient's progress from admission
through discharge. There is a strong emphasis on this aspect of patient