Behavioral Health Services 
 
 
 
 

Adult Psychiatric Unit

Frye’s General Adult Psychiatric Unit targets both individuals with impaired cognitive functioning and adults whose cognitive abilities may enable them to benefit from group interaction and apply gained insight for personal growth. In this acute care setting, adult clients first work towards gaining reality orientation and earning increased independence within the context of a warm, secure environment. As patients progress, they can also explore their issues with a physician-directed team of specialists. The program offers continuous evaluation and assessments and combines therapeutic groups and interventions with the social work needs of this population.

The adult unit encompasses a wide range of treatment issues. The professionals on our team are experienced in assisting patients with:

  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorders
  • Psychosis/Schizophrenic Disorders
  • Suicidal or Homicidal Ideation
  • Anxiety, Panic Attacks or Phobias
  • Marital Relationships or Family Problems
  • Dementia-Related Behaviors

This program is designed to provide therapeutic stabilization for reality orientation. Additionally, through therapeutic groups and activities, patients receive education on a wide range of "life skills" such as: coping skills, self-esteem, relaxation, and anxiety/stress management. The program also assists patients struggling with unresolved past events of physical or sexual abuse to develop a realistic plan of how to appropriately address these issues in their future following stabilization.

Involuntary Commitment Service

Frye's South Campus Involuntary Commitment Service was created to provide emergency psychiatric care for adults 18 years old and older. This aspect of acute care allows adult patients to explore their issues with a physician-directed team of specialists dedicated to compassionate psychiatric care. All members of the staff are involved in the recovery process, meeting weekly to evaluate progress.

The informal setting of this program allows the patient to focus on personal growth and development, goal setting and problem solving. Individual group and family counseling, supplemented by leisure and recreational activities, provide the structure for daily living.

Medical Detox and Dual-Diagnosis

Frye Regional Medical Center's Inpatient Psychiatric Adult Program provides a safe and secure therapeutic environment in which adult patients can undergo Medical Detox for chemical dependency. This program also offers a specialized dual-focus education service that addresses both behavioral/mental health symptoms and the use of alcohol and drugs. The staff is dedicated to serving both medical detox and dual-diagnosed patients as part of Frye's comprehensive inpatient treatment for adults.

Our belief at Frye's South Campus is that substance abuse, addiction and compulsive behaviors are treatable conditions. The dual-focus education program addresses both psychiatric symptoms and various aspects of substance abuse/addiction. A multi-disciplinary team provides the following services for our adult patients:

Medical detoxification
A thorough assessment & individualized treatment plan
Group Therapy
Individual & Family Counseling
Alcohol & Drug Education
12-Step Meetings (AA & NA)
Therapeutic Activities & Coping Skills Education
Occupational Therapy as needed and ordered by physician
Comprehensive Aftercare Planning

Therapeutic Lifestyles and Changes (TLC) Unit

The Therapeutic Lifestyles and Changes (TLC) Unit at Frye Regional Medical Center South Campus is designed for mentally retarded/mentally ill adults ages 18 and above. The TLC Unit was created to serve this population when crises occur. In this 10-bed acute care program, adult patients may be able to gain reality orientation and develop independence in a structured setting specialized to meet their individual needs.

This unit is characterized by two distinct components. The first is a behavioral component. The color-coded behavior modification program focuses on such conduct as explosive outbursts and seeks to modify the behavior by offering alternative choices. The second is a psychotherapeutic component. The psychological needs of each patient are addressed through group intervention and behavioral therapy along with medication management.

Referrals and Admissions

Inquiries for admission may be made by family, guardian, therapist, case manager, or physicians. Someone is always available at Frye's South Campus to take calls regarding admission or treatment information.

To request information, or make a referral, simply call 828.328.2226 or 800.784.3793.

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