Intermediate Care Facility

Intermediate-Care-NurseThe AltaPointe Intermediate Care Facility is designed for patients whose symptoms require a more intensive level of care than outpatient services but do not require full-time hospitalization. Certified by the Alabama Department of Mental Health, ICF is a short-term residential program. ICF consumers have shown an increase in their psychiatric symptoms and marked impairment in their ability to function. The patient in this transitional program may have been recently discharged from the hospital. Sometimes placement in this program is a preventive measure to avert hospitalization.

The ICF provides 24-hour nursing care and a daily, structured schedule of therapy consisting of a partial hospitalization program.

Patients are housed in a secured Intermediate Care Facility at EastPointe Hospital in Daphne and the Zeigler ICF in Mobile. Therapies and activities, as prescribed by the treatment team, may include:

  • EastPointe-Doctors-ConsultingIndividual, group and family therapy sessions
  • Visits with a psychiatrist
  • Medication administration and monitoring
  • Basic living skills training
  • Recreational therapy
  • Illness education, and
  • Community placement services

Patients stay in the ICF to stabilize until they are ready to advance to a less-restrictive level of care such as a group home or reintegration into the community.