The need to stabilize mental health symptoms and behaviors can happen any time of day or night. At St. Bernards, our psychiatric services are available 24-hours for inpatient care to ensure you, or your loved one is safe during these critical times.
The psychiatrists at St. Bernards understand treating mental health issues is about more than just counseling conversations. To understand the circumstances, they must use a comprehensive approach by examining underlying biological and neurochemical possible causes. The psychiatrists and medical physicians carefully review each individual's needs and are licensed to prescribe medication should they see it will benefit the patient’s treatment plan. For some issues, hospitalization may be a necessary treatment option. These issues can include but are not limited to:
- Substance abuse
- Bipolar disorder
- or mental health problems with severe symptoms
The Behavioral Health Unit is located in Jonesboro and provides inpatient care for adults suffering from behavioral or psychiatric health disorders. Our patients are the heart of our mission, which is why our 62-bed acute care center is divided into two specialized areas- one for adults, 18 to 64 years of age, and one for geriatric patients, age 65 and older. Our staff uses a comprehensive approach when it comes to caring for our patients.
The Behavioral Health unit staff comprises four on-site psychiatrists, nurses, and licensed therapists who work cohesively to develop individualized treatment plans for patients keeping in mind the importance of patients' dignity and privacy.
For more information, please call 870.932.2800.
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is an alternative for treating depression when medications are not producing the desired results. Dr. Michelle Schofield offers TMS as an outpatient treatment service.
TMS is an FDA-cleared non-invasive outpatient procedure. The process uses a pulsed magnetic field to stimulate function in areas of the brain that affect mood. The treatments are 40–minute sessions over a period of four to six weeks. As there are no side effects for this treatment, patients can immediately return to normal activities following, including driving after treatment.
For more information, please call 870.930.9090.