Adult inpatient mental health care at Regions Hospital
You don’t have to face your struggles alone. Whether you’re dealing with an emotional challenge, stress-related event or psychiatric issue, you’ll get help from a care team who puts you and your family first. When you need extra support during your recovery, our inpatient mental health treatment program will give you the intensive care you need to get back to your best self.
We’re the largest provider of inpatient mental health services in the east metro. This means we can provide comprehensive, personalized care for all your needs, no matter how complex.
If you’re having a mental health emergency, call the national Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988.
What is inpatient mental health care
Inpatient mental health care is intensive therapy where you will stay at the hospital for a minimum of one night. During your time in inpatient care, you’ll receive comprehensive, intensive care as well as group therapies in a dedicated mental health unit. Regions Hospital provides a safe, comfortable environment where you can get round-the-clock care and support from mental health experts.
Comprehensive adult inpatient mental health treatments
Our inpatient mental health facility is part of Regions Hospital, so you can get support for your mental and physical health all in one place. We use a trauma-informed care approach to mental health treatment – approaching your care with a complete picture of your past and present to create a path for recovery.
This approach informs how we work with patients to avoid re-traumatization so you can get the mental health care you need in a supportive environment.
While you’re in inpatient mental health care, you’ll have several one-on-one sessions with members of your care team. During these sessions, we will provide personalized care that’s tailored to your unique mental health needs.
Depending on your needs, you may meet with one of our psychiatrists, advanced practice clinicians (psychiatric physician assistants and psychiatric nurse practitioners), pharmacists, occupational therapists and social workers.
Our mental health experts, occupational therapists and specialists will lead several group sessions throughout each day. Group sessions vary but may include music therapy, occupational therapy, life skills sessions, pet therapy and more.
During group sessions, you’ll have opportunities to learn and practice new coping skills, relaxation techniques and physical exercises. We’ll also discuss life skills and other topics that will help you in recovery so you can live confidently. We recommend that each patient participate in as many group sessions as possible. These sessions are fundamental to your recovery and help your care team see how much you’re improving.
You’ll meet with members of your care team (psychiatrists, psychiatric physician assistants and nurse practitioners) to discuss medicines that can help you manage your mental health conditions. Our specialized pharmacists will make recommendations based on your symptoms and unique needs, and we’ll check in with you to see how well the medication is working.
If your medicine needs to be changed or if your dose needs to be adjusted, we can help.
Occupational therapy for mental health
When you start our inpatient mental health program, our occupational therapists will meet with you to set recovery goals. We’ll assess your strengths, activities of daily living and sensory needs.
During your treatment, we’ll work with you to help you with life skills that will support your recovery. Depending on your needs, life skills may include:
- Time management
- Self-care and hygiene
- Identifying and managing health symptoms
- Improving independence levels by using community resources and support networks
- Financial health
- Promoting healthy relationships, support networks and social skills
- Meal planning, nutrition and other important skills
Your recovery goals will become our goals, and we will use the latest occupational therapy treatments and techniques to help you achieve them.
Education and support from social workers
Our mental health social workers are experts in guiding people through their treatment and recovery. The role of our social workers is to make sure that you have the information you need throughout your treatment plan. We can help you coordinate care appointments and other needs that you and your family may have.
Social workers at our inpatient mental health facility will help you access community resources that can assist you during your recovery. They will also be part of discharge planning to make sure you feel prepared before you leave the program.
An inpatient mental health facility built with your comfort in mind
Your safety, privacy and healing are important while you’re here. You’ll have many comforts and resources to help you focus on getting well at our inpatient mental health treatment center, including:
- Private patient rooms that include your own bathroom, desk and wardrobe.
- A kitchen where you can get water and fruit throughout the day in each unit.
- TVs in the dining room and day room for your use.
- Activities, things to read and comfortable chairs where you can relax with others in the day room.
- Group room where you can attend group sessions.
- Comfort room where you can go to relax. This room includes comfortable seating, a tranquil mural and soothing nature sounds.
- Breakout areas where you can talk on the phone or visit with your loved ones.
- An activity room where you can play basketball, floor hockey, ping-pong, do yoga and enjoy other physical activities.
- Screened front porch where you can enjoy fresh air.
Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
Yes, we welcome visitors. Having your support group around you is a key part of your recovery. Visitors can stop by between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m., but we recommend that visitors wait until after 5 p.m. so you can focus on your recovery.
You’re welcome to call your loved ones using provided phones from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Many factors go into discharge planning. We want to help you feel confident that you’re moving forward in your recovery before you leave the hospital. Having a medication and treatment plan that works for you, connections with appropriate placement and community resources, and having follow-up care appointments are all important parts of your discharge plan.
In some cases, you’ll meet with your care team to make discharge plans. Planning for a successful discharge is key to a successful recovery. We’ll help you schedule follow-up appointments that you will need to attend once you leave the hospital.
No, patients aren’t allowed to have their cell phones or other personal electronics during their stay at the hospital. We have phones available for any patient to use in the breakout rooms. You’re welcome to make calls between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.
You can write down phone numbers from your cell phone address book under the supervision of the nursing staff.
Some patients who come to our program for help with mental illnesses also struggle with alcoholism or a substance use disorder. In these cases, we can provide limited support for alcohol and substance use disorders in addition to our intensive mental health care.
Keep in mind that our inpatient program isn’t an
All clients will be asked to abstain from alcohol and substance use during their time in inpatient care.
Yes, we help connect patients to other residential care programs in the community. We often refer patients to:
- Afton Place – an intensive residential mental health treatment center. Sixteen single rooms create a safe and supportive environment where individuals work to reach their recovery goals and rejoin the community.
- Hovander House – a short-term residential living facility for patients who are clinically and physically stable, and need further support and assistance in returning to their community. The average stay is seven days.
We accept most health insurance plans, including Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, CIGNA, HealthPartners, Medica, Medicare, PreferredOne and many others.
Not sure what your insurance covers? Call the number on the back of your card for help looking at your options.
Don’t have your card in front of you? Here are member services numbers to help you get started:
- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota:
800-244-6224(insurance through work); 866-494-2111(insurance directly or through the Exchange)
- Medicare: 1-800-MEDICARE (
763-847-4477(in the Twin Cities); 800-997-1750(outside the metro area)
- United Healthcare: