Adult Treatment Unit

The BayPointe Hospital Adult Treatment Unit (ATU) is designed to be a safe and secure setting where adults in psychiatric crisis voluntarily receive assessment, stabilization and treatment. This type of hospitalization may be initiated by the patient, the family or others that provide support to the individual being admitted. BayPointe only admits patients on a voluntary basis. The Adult Treatment Unit is a 24-bed wing of BayPointe Hospital, which is located in Mobile, Ala.

Admission protocol

Individuals admitted to the ATU are 19 years of age or older and have exhibited life-threatening, destructive or disabling behavior or symptoms.

Referrals for admission are not required and many patients are self-referred. However, we do accept referrals from a variety of settings including other hospitals and hospital emergency rooms, and outpatient settings, such as from therapists or physicians in private practice.

Though based in the Mobile Bay region of Alabama, our patients reside in other cities, counties, and states. BayPointe accepts all major insurance carriers, Medicaid and Medicare.

After admission

Each patient completes a psychiatric diagnostic evaluation and receives 24-hour clinical care during an average seven-to-nine day length of stay. The program focuses on stabilizing psychiatric symptoms and preventing psychiatric commitment. BayPointe’s professionals focus on returning patients to their homes or to the least restrictive level of care as quickly as possible, with comprehensive aftercare plans in place at the time of discharge.

Our treatment team comprises patients, psychiatrists, nurses, therapists, recreational therapists, psychiatric residents, certified nursing assistants, and behavioral staff. Our approach to care includes family members and others. Family therapy and meetings with physicians are available at the request of the patient, family member or treatment team.

BayPointe professionals believe strongly in care coordination, which is why we consult primary care physicians, when appropriate. Psychiatrists assess and evaluate each patient daily, which includes managing each patient’s medications. Individual, group and recreational therapies help patients gain insight into their illnesses.

Discharge planning

Planning for discharge begins early in the treatment process. From the time of admission and after each interaction, our healthcare professionals work with the patient to ensure support services are in place prior to discharge. This may include medication monitoring, therapy, and substance abuse treatment.

Patients are referred for follow-up to their referring provider at discharge, or they may be referred to another private provider.

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