Mental Health (Inpatient)

Depend on the mental and behavioral health experts at Essentia Health for short-term, 24/7 care of emotional and psychiatric conditions that require hospitalization. We’ll help you or your loved one resolve a mental health crisis, decrease symptoms, and plan for ongoing care after returning home.

Conditions We Treat

You may benefit from an inpatient program if you need more support than outpatient therapy can provide, or if you’re at risk of hurting yourself or others. Turn to us for 24-hour care of mental health conditions such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Schizophrenia

Inpatient Psychiatric Care in Minnesota

Focus on healing in a safe, nurturing environment. Find 24-hour inpatient psychiatric care and treatment at an Essentia location near you:

Multidisciplinary Team

Rely on our team of experienced specialists for compassionate, comprehensive care. Depending on your needs, you may work with:

  • Psychiatrists – Manage your care and treatment, provide therapy, and prescribe medications
  • Nurse practitioners (NPs) – Provide treatment, education, and prescribe medications
  • Registered nurses (RNs) – Provide care, treatment, and education
  • Behavioral health technicians – Help you with daily activities and self-care
  • Psychotherapists – Provide individual, family, and group therapy
  • Licensed alcohol and drug counselors – Access substance abuse issues
  • Occupational therapists – Teach skills that help you be more independent
  • Activity therapists – Coordinate programs like art therapy, music therapy, and recreation therapy
  • Social workers – Connect you with community resources and help you plan for care after you leave the program
  • Dietitians – Help you create a healthy eating plan that fits your tastes and budget
  • Chaplains – Offer spiritual guidance and support

Personalized Care Plan

Partner with your care team to create a personalized care plan. We’ll help you set and reach your goals for physical, social, and spiritual well-being. Your care plan may include:

  • Individual therapy – Meet one-on-one with a mental health professional
  • Family therapy – Improve issues that affect relationships with your family
  • Group therapy – Gather with your peers to discuss and develop coping skills so you can improve your ability to deal with stress and other triggers
  • Mileu therapy – Learn and practice new, effective ways to deal with negative situations in a safe environment
  • Recreational therapy – Participate in games and activities
  • Art therapy – Express yourself through creativity
  • Education for you and your family – Learn about your condition and ways to care for yourself
  • Medication management – Get the right medicines at the right dose to treat your condition

Follow-Up Care

Maintain your progress and continue your journey with support from Essentia. You’ll leave your inpatient program with a plan for ongoing care; and in some cases, we may set up follow-up mental health appointments for you. Count on us to help create a seamless transition to outpatient care that’s right for you.

Emergency Care

If you or a loved one feels unsafe, get help as quickly as possible. Call 911 for immediate care. Or, contact a crisis line:

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255
  • Duluth, MN: 844-772-4724  
  • Brainerd, MN – Crisis Line and Referral Service: 218-828-4357 or 800-462-5525
  • Fargo, ND – 24-hour Mobile Crisis Line: 701-298-4500 or 888-342-4900
  • Park Rapids, MN – 24-hour Mobile Crisis Line: 800-422-0045
  • Detroit Lakes, Lake Park, Frazee, and Mahnomen, MN: 218-850-HELP (4357)
  • Virginia, MN: 1-218-288-2100
  • International Falls: 1-800-442-8565

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