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Post Stabilization at Heartland Behavioral Health Services

Discharge Process for Residential and Acute Care Programs

Upon completion of the long-term residential therapy program or acute stabilization at Heartland, patients will be scheduled for discharge. This process is designed to ease the recovery transition from a mental health crisis, for each of our levels of care. 

Heartland Behavioral Health treats patients in acute and residential treatment programs for a variety of mental illnesses. After discharge, patients take skills such as interpersonal effectiveness and emotional regulation that they learned during inpatient care or our male and female treatment programs and apply them in their everyday lives.

The post stabilization period begins with the primary therapist working with parents and the resident. Together, they identify success of treatment upon completion of acute care or DBT residential psychiatric treatment. The primary therapist will work with parents of residential patients to coordinate the most appropriate date and time to pick up the resident. Patients receiving acute care will work with a dedicated case manager to help with the discharge process.

At the time of discharge from our residential treatment center, the triage or discharge nurse will review any medication that has been prescribed, where the electronic prescription has been submitted for pick up and any other medical follow-ups requested. 

At this time, the triage or discharge nurse will also review the follow up outpatient appointments that have been scheduled for ongoing follow up care. All belongings will be gathered from the unit and items in storage will be retrieved and returned to the parent prior to discharge. Parents will meet the child’s therapist for a face-to-face family therapy session to review the progress in the treatment program of their mental health issue, and to review a crisis safety plan as well as any other follow up recommendations for care.

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Heartland Behavioral Health Services provides acute inpatient and residential treatment services to children and adolescents at our treatment facilities in Nevada, Missouri. We cannot offer a diagnosis, counseling or recommendations online, however, our professional staff offer 24/7 assessments at no cost. We can be reached anytime by calling 800-654-9605. If you need immediate medical assistance, contact 911 or seek the nearest emergency room.