• Behavioral Health Services

  • Patient Referral - Admission to the Behavioral Health Services unit can be initiated anytime, day or night, with one phone call to: 1-888-775-5733 or (620) 272-2500
    Please use the St. Catherine Hospital Emergency Department entrance at 401 E. Spruce.

    Did you Know?

    • Mental illnesses are biologically based brain disorders
    • About 6% or 1 in 17 Americans suffer from a serious mental illness
    • Mental illness affects 1 in 5 families in America
    • The economic cost of untreated mental illness is more than 100 billion dollars per year in the U.S
    • ½ of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by age 14
    • Fewer than 1/3 of adults and 1/2 of children with mental disorders receive any mental health services in a given year

    Behavioral Health Programming

    1. Daily individual sessions with psychiatric medical staff (7 days a week)
    2. Daily individual therapy (Monday-Friday)
    3. Various Group Therapy sessions throughout the day:
      Goals and Medication Education
      Social Skills/Psychoeducational Group
      Occupational Therapy
      Chemical Dependency
    4. Psychotherapy
    5. Family Therapy sessions
    6. Psychological Evaluations/Testing (as needed)
    7. Nutritional Consult with a Registered Dietician (as needed)
    8. Referral for appropriate follow-up services

    Admission Criteria for Behavioral Health Services 

    • Danger to self/others due to mental illness
    • Acute crisis not manageable through outpatient treatment
    • Medication adjustment
    • Incapacitation or inability to function in daily life not manageable through outpatient treatment
    • Voluntary and court ordered
    • Admissions age 12 years and older

    Adult Behavioral Health Services

    • Individualized treatment plan
    • Daily programming
    • Spouse/partner support & meetings
    • Family meetings

    Adolescent Behavioral Health Services

    • Individualized treatment plan
    • Daily programming
    • Family meetings
    • Education pertinent to adolescent issues:  Eating disorders, peer relational problems/pressures, family conflict
    • Individualized behavior modification program (as needed)

    Referral Sources

    • Primary Care Providers 
    • Psychiatrists or Psychiatric Nurses
    • Social Service Agencies
    • Law Enforcement Officials
    • Local Mental Health Centers
    • Clergy, Chaplains
    • Self and/or family referral through local Emergency Departments

    Effective communication between inpatient and outpatient mental health providers and referral services is an essential element to treatment of the patient. This joint effort is designed to help improve the psychological health of patients, as well as each patient's ability to cope. 

    Our team of professionals consists of:

    • Board Certified Psychiatrist and Medical Director, Donald Graber, MD, brings over 40 years of experience to western Kansas
    • Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners and Registered Nurses
    • Masters Level Counselors and Social Workers
    • Case Manager
    • Certified Addiction Counselors (Level I, II and III)
    • Occupational Therapists

    St. Catherine Hospital, in a partnership with Compass Behavioral Health, manages the 12 bed Behavioral Health Unit located at the Hospital in Garden City, Kansas, 401 E. Spruce. Compass serves, as well as oversee admissions and discharges of inpatient services at St. Catherine. Providing excellent staff and services for short-term hospitalization. For more information on Compass visit http://compassbh.org/

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