Behavioral Health Services
The inpatient facility at the WMH Behavioral Health Center is a 20-bed facility that is designed for adults ages 18 and over. Our program offers 24hr intervention for patients that are suffering with a variety of psychiatric illnesses. Most common illnesses treated at the behavioral health unit include;
- mood disorders, and
- post traumatic stress disorder.
Our mission is to offer a safe, caring and therapeutic environment that allows our patients to begin their path to recovery.
Under the direction of Paul J. Sorgi, M.D., our multidisciplinary clinical team collaborates with each patient. Together they assess identifiable symptoms of distress, strengths, and functional status. Likewise each patient undergoes a health/physical and psychiatric consultation.
Once these assessments are complete the clinical staff meets with each patient and together they develop their individualized treatment plan goals. All patients are encouraged to participate in recreational therapy, psychotherapy groups and compliance with medication management. Our staff consists of highly skilled, motivated and dedicated professionals that work extensively to assist each patient as they strive for their treatment goals.
Treatment does not end upon discharge. Our professional staff formulates an aftercare plan that is crucial in the continuation of a patient’s recovery. An aftercare plan may include references for therapeutic housing, employment, out-patient psychiatric and psychotherapy services, family counseling and education.
War Memorial Hospital Behavioral Health inpatient center and outpatient clinic are located at:
16523 S. Water Tower Dr. Kincheloe, MI 49788
Phone: 906 495 4357 (admissions or questions)
BHC Director of Nursing: Corinna Haller, RN, BSN
(906) 495-4357 ext 23
Frequently Asked Questions - Inpatient Svcs.
“How do I get referred to an inpatient facility?”
Typically Emergency room staff, outpatient clinicians, physician practices, or Community Mental Health advocates can all triage to our inpatient facility. All that we require is a phone call to the unit by the referring provider, where one of the BHC staff can gather the clinical information and begin to process the admission.
“What is the average length of stay?”
This will vary depending upon the individual and their needs. Typically, an inpatient admission can be for a few days lasting up to two weeks. Longer than two weeks is atypical.
“Will my insurance cover my inpatient stay?”
Most insurance companies will authorize coverage; however the referring clinician and the BHC admission staff will assist you in exploring this process.
“Can my family and friends visit?”
Yes. The BHC has established daily visiting hours. Generally, children under the age of 16 are not permitted for health and safety reasons.
Blue Water Behavioral Health is our outpatient mental health clinic that services patients and families from the Eastern Upper Peninsula and beyond.
In affiliation with the WMH Behavioral Health Inpatient Center, Blue Water's Nurse Practitioners Diana Wilson and Lori Armstrong specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of common psychiatric illnesses in adults 18 yrs and older.
Blue Water can help with:
- mood disorders,
- post traumatic stress and
- many other emotional and cognitive disorders.
Bariatric and psychopharmacological consults are also available.
For an appointment, call (906)495-2209.
Blue Water Behavioral Health is located just 20 miles south of Sault Ste. Marie at 16523 S. Water Tower Drive in Kincheloe.
Help recipients of behavioral health services
Did you know there is a Recipient Rights Advisory Committee at BHC?
If you are passionate about recipient rights and care about how recipients of mental health services are treated, please join us for our quarterly meeting!
War Memorial Hospital’s Behavioral Health Center Office of Recipient Rights is looking for new members for their Recipient Rights Advisory Committee. We are primarily in need of primary consumers of mental health services and/or their family members to become active members on our committee. Rest assured that primary consumer status is kept completely anonymous.
Recipient Rights Advisory Committee meetings are every 2nd Wednesday of March, June, September, and December at 4:00PM.
For more information, please contact Allison Campbell at (906) 495-1200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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