Battle Creek’s Primary Adult Inpatient Mental Health Treatment Program

Bronson Behavioral Health Hospital provides extensive and clinically excellent inpatient care for those who are experiencing symptoms of various behavioral health concerns. Our new inpatient facility offers evidence-based treatment that is tailored to meet the specific needs of adults of all genders who require mental healthcare and support. 

If you or someone you care about is going through a mental health crisis and requires immediate stabilization and inpatient assistance, the compassionate team at Bronson Behavioral Health Hospital can offer help. Our adult inpatient facility in Battle Creek, Michigan, is designed to be a safe and nurturing place for you or your loved one to begin healing. 

Learn More About Adult Inpatient Behavioral Healthcare at Bronson

Bronson Behavioral Health serves adults age 18 and older who are experiencing behavioral health disorder symptoms that interfere with their well-being. We offer care for those who are struggling with the following mental health concerns:  

  • Depression 
  • Anxiety disorders 
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) 
  • Bipolar disorder 
  • Psychosis 
  • Self-harm 
  • Suicidal ideation 

An adult inpatient program is a structured treatment program that is designed to provide intensive care and support for adults who are experiencing significant symptoms of mental health or substance use disorders. Bronson Behavioral Health primarily treats people who have mental health concerns. However, if a person has a primary mental health concern and a secondary or co-occurring addiction, we can treat those concerns simultaneously.  

Inpatient programs typically take place in a hospital or specialized treatment facility where individuals can receive round-the-clock care from a team of professionals. An adult inpatient program’s primary goal is to stabilize individuals who are in crisis and address their mental health concern symptoms. Our program aims to provide a safe environment where patients can receive comprehensive treatment. 

Bronson’s adult inpatient program features the following services and therapies: 

  • Assessment and evaluation: Upon admission, individuals undergo a thorough assessment, allowing staff to determine their specific needs, diagnose any mental health or addiction concerns, and create an individualized treatment plan. 
  • Medication management: Our inpatient program can involve medication management, a service provided by a psychiatrist or other qualified healthcare professionals who evaluate a patient’s medication needs. If medication is needed, they will prescribe, adjust, and monitor its effectiveness and side effects. 
  • Individual therapy: Patients may engage in one-on-one sessions with a licensed therapist to explore their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors; identify underlying causes; and develop coping strategies. Our care team may use cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), an evidence-based intervention. Through CBT, patients can observe and alter negative thought patterns to better manage their mental health disorder symptoms.  
  • Group therapy: Group therapy sessions provide a supportive and structured environment where patients can share their experiences, gain insights from others, learn different perspectives, and develop interpersonal skills. At Bronson, therapists, nurses, and other behavioral health professionals lead these sessions, covering subjects such as coping skills, triggers, life skills, and medication education.  
  • Family involvement: In some cases, patients may engage in family therapy sessions or educational programs that involve their family or close loved ones. 
  • Discharge planning: Throughout a patient’s inpatient stay, our treatment team collaborates with them to develop a comprehensive discharge plan. This plan outlines the recommended aftercare, such as outpatient therapy, support groups, or other community resources, to ensure continuity of care and ongoing healing. 

It’s important to note that the specifics of Bronson’s adult inpatient program care plans can vary based on the patient’s needs and the complexity of their symptoms.  

The typical duration of our inpatient program can range from five to seven days, depending on the patient’s treatment needs. 

Is an Adult Inpatient Program the Right Choice for You?

Determining whether an adult inpatient treatment program is the right choice can be overwhelming. However, some factors, including the severity of your symptoms, the level of care you require, and your goals, can help you decide. It’s important to consult with a mental health professional or addiction specialist who can assess your situation and provide personalized recommendations. These are some instances when an adult inpatient program may be beneficial: 

  • Crisis or acute symptoms: If you are experiencing severe symptoms or a mental health crisis or are at risk for harming yourself or others, an inpatient program can provide immediate and intensive support to stabilize your symptoms. 
  • Lack of progress in outpatient treatment: If you have been attending outpatient therapy but have yet to make significant progress or are facing relapse, an inpatient program can offer a higher level of care, structure, and support to address your needs. 
  • Co-occurring disorders: If you are simultaneously dealing with both mental health and addiction concerns, an inpatient program specializing in dual diagnosis treatment can provide integrated care to address both conditions comprehensively. 
  • Safety concerns: If your living environment is unsafe or unstable or worsens your symptoms, an inpatient program can offer a safe and supportive setting where you can focus on healing without external stressors. 
  • Intensive treatment and care: Inpatient programs provide intensive care and support from a multidisciplinary team of professionals. This level of support can be particularly beneficial for patients who have complex or severe mental health or substance use disorders. 
  • Limited social support: If you lack a strong support system or your relationships and environment contribute to your symptoms, an inpatient program can provide a supportive community and connect you with peers who are going through similar challenges. 

It is essential for a mental health professional or addiction specialist to determine the most appropriate level of care for your needs. They can consider factors such as the severity of your symptoms, your treatment history, and your circumstances to help you decide whether an adult inpatient program is the right choice for you. 

Our Adult Inpatient Hospital

We aim to provide an excellent adult inpatient program in the Battle Creek, Michigan, area. To promote lasting wellness, we approach patients’ treatment with compassion and expertise. Our inpatient hospital features several key elements that can ensure the best possible patient outcomes, including: 

  • Comprehensive and multidisciplinary care: Our multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals includes psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists, nurses, and support staff. This blend of professionals allows for a comprehensive and holistic approach to behavioral healthcare, addressing multiple aspects of a patient’s mental health and well-being. 
  • Safe therapeutic environment: Our hospital is designed to provide patients with a safe and secure environment, ensuring their physical and emotional well-being. Comfortable and well-designed patient rooms, common areas, and designated meeting spaces can create a positive atmosphere. 
  • Skilled and compassionate staff: The hospital staff at Bronson Behavioral Health is highly skilled, experienced, and compassionate, displaying empathy and understanding toward patients. They have expertise in administering therapies and providing personalized care. 
  • Evidence-based treatment approaches: Bronson utilizes evidence-based treatment modalities and therapies. These can include individual therapy, group therapy, cognitive behavioral interventions, psychoeducation, and, when appropriate, medication management. 
  • Personalized care plans: Each patient’s care plan is individualized and tailored to reflect their needs and goals. This customized plan may be adjusted as needed. A patient-centered approach ensures that treatment aligns with each person’s unique circumstances. 
  • Continuity of care: In our adult inpatient program, we prioritize continuity of care by collaborating with outpatient treatment providers, therapists, and community resources. This collaboration can help ensure a smooth transition for patients when they are ready to discharge and continue their treatment in an outpatient setting. 
  • Family involvement and support: Recognizing the importance of family support, our staff may involve family members in the treatment process, providing them with education, therapy, and resources. 
  • Aftercare planning and support: A strong focus on aftercare planning is essential to facilitate ongoing healing and support. Bronson can help patients access appropriate outpatient services, support groups, and community resources to maintain their progress after discharge. 
  • Integration of technology and innovation: Applying technology and innovative approaches can enhance patient care. Our program may include digital platforms for monitoring and tracking progress and other technology-driven interventions. 
  • Quality assurance and accreditation: Bronson’s adult inpatient hospital strives to adhere to rigorous quality standards and to hold appropriate accreditations, demonstrating our commitment to providing safe and effective care for our patients. 

Bronson Behavioral Health can provide a supportive and empowering environment for people who need effective behavioral healthcare. At the end of your time with us, whether you transition to a new program or continue along another path, we want to promote your ongoing success.  

If you are looking for inpatient behavioral healthcare services for adults near Battle Creek, Michigan, please contact our team today. We’re ready to help you take the next steps toward better health and healing.  

This content was written on behalf of and reviewed by the clinical staff at Bronson Behavioral Health Hospital.  

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I be accompany my loved one during admission process?  

Patients with dementia or cognitive impairment may have up to two advocates accompany them during the admission process. While family therapy is not a part of current, family meetings do occur in order for discharge planning to be completed.

Can I bring my computer/cell phone?

Please refrain from bringing electronic devices. If you bring a computer, tablet, phone, or other device with you, we can securely store your items while you are in treatment and return them to you upon discharge.

Do I have my own room? How many patients to a room?

Our patient rooms are designed for a maximum of two people. You will most likely share your room with one other person during your time in treatment.

Do you provide transportation?

Yes, we provide limited transportation services for our patients. For details, contact us directly.

How frequently do I see a physician?

You will see a psychiatric provider, physician or physician’s assistant every day during your time in treatment at Bronson Behavioral Health Hospital.

Do you make accommodations for religious and/or cultural needs?

Yes, we’re happy to work with all patients to ensure that their religious or cultural needs are met throughout their time with us.

Do you accept walk-in patients?

Yes, we accept walk-in patients. However, due to certain insurance requirements, medical clearance may be required. To avoid any inconvenience, please call our admissions department prior to arrival.

Can I sign myself out once I’m admitted?

A person who is receiving treatment voluntarily can sign an intent to terminate treatment, but staff require a 72 hour hold to make a determination if patient is safe to discharge.

Leaving against medical advice is not an option for the inpatient psychiatric units. We encourage open and honest dialogue between you and your treatment team so that you can make the most informed decisions on all treatment-related matters. The discharge plan is developed through the person-centered planning process.

Can I get treatment if I do not have insurance?

Accommodations are available for uninsured patients who are seeking inpatient psychiatric care. Please call our admissions department for more information.

Do I have to go to an ER first if I’m a walk-in patient?

Certain circumstances require medical clearance prior to arrival. Please contact the admissions department to determine whether you need medical clearance before you can begin treatment

How do I call a patient at Bronson Behavioral Health Hospital  

Main Line: (269) 256-4700

Older Adult Unit 1: (269) 256-4633

Adult Unit 2: (269) 841-7900

Marks of Quality Care
  • The Joint Commission (JCAHO) Gold Seal of Approval