Mental Health Services

Adolescent & Geriatric


When Life Is Hard, We Can Help!




Dr. Phyllis B. Garrett, DNP, MSN, RN
Behavioral Health Program Director


About Us
Donalsonville Hospital Behavioral Health Unit treats a full scope of mental health issues and offers adolescents and senior adults crisis stabilization, healing, and recovery. We can help you, too.

Our 24-bed unit includes a behavioral health team of compassionate, highly skilled professionals who are committed to caring and providing individualized treatment plans designed to help patients recover and get their lives back. Life can be hard and when it is, we can help.

Program Features:


Comprehensive Evaluation & Assessment
24-Hour Monitoring & Supervision
Medication Stabilization & Management
Individual & Group Therapy
Activity Therapy
Family Therapy
Patient & Family Education
Discharge & Aftercare Planning

You Are Not Alone
One in four families has a family member who will experience a mental health illness. Nineteen million people will suffer from depression at some point in their lives. Of those, 80-90 percent can be effectively treated.

Admission

Donalsonville Hospital Behavioral Health Unit accepts patients 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Referrals may be made by physicians, counselors, psychologists, social workers, mental health agencies, family members or friends. The decision to admit is made by a psychiatrist.

Our specially trained nurses and psychiatrists provide the most advanced mental health treatment in a safe, secure environment where patients can recover, return home and resume their lives as quickly as possible. The average length of stay is 7-14 days. We work with individuals and family members to coordinate care following hospitalization.

Criteria

Adolescents Unit - Ages 12-18 or child that fits the milieu.
Geriatric Unit - Ages 65 + up or individuals who fit the milieu.
Voluntary and Involuntary Admissions.

We provide quality inpatient treatment in a safe, caring environment for adolescents and senior adults struggling with a range of mental health conditions, including:

Depression
Suicidal Behavior or Threats
Sleep or Eating Disorders
Severe Agitation
Medication Compliance
Severe Mood Swings
Excessive, Uncontrolled Anger
Auditory/Visual Hallucinations

Referrals

It's easy as 1, 2, 3

Call our 24-Hour HELPline at 229.524.2254 where a trained, caring professional will answer your questions and obtain patient information, such as:
Demographics
Insurance
Presenting Problem
Medical Conditions and History
Medications and Allergies
Admission Criteria

Admission decisions are made by our psychiatrist.
Our staff will provide further admission instructions based on our psychiatrist's determination.

We accept voluntary and involuntary patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

When Life Is Hard, We Can Help!


Contact Us


Donalsonville Hospital Behavioral Health Unit
102 Hospital Circle | Donalsonville, GA 39845
HELPline: 229.524.2254
FAX: 229.524.2256
Email: intake@donalsonvillehospital.org