Recognizing that you or a loved one may be struggling with a behavioral health challenge is the first step toward a healthier future. Researching treatment options and identifying the best sources of help are important next steps. Whenever you have any questions, or once you’re ready to move forward with treatment, Oasis Behavioral Health is here for you.
If you’re thinking about admitting yourself or a loved one to a treatment center or psychiatric hospitalization for mental health disorders, PTSD / trauma, or a mood disorder, please call us today. We realize the process of beginning an admission to a treatment center or psychiatric hospital can seem overwhelming. Our experienced staff is prepared to respond to clients and families who may be in crisis and in need of immediate help. Our admissions staff will guide clients through each step and answer any questions/concerns you may have.
What to Expect When You Call
When you call, one of our admissions counselors will ask you some questions about your situation to start assessing whether Oasis Behavioral Health has a program to fit your individualized situation. This typically takes about 30 minutes or less. We can arrange to speak with you at a time when you can have this conversation in a safe and private location if you are not in immediate need. Sometimes that means rescheduling to talk at night or over the weekend. Initially, the admissions counselor will ask about current symptoms and challenges, risk of harm to self or others, as well as past treatment history. We also inquire about the prospective client’s environment and social support system – family, friends and situation at school or work.
Are You or Your Loved One in Immediate Danger?
At times, an admissions counselor may determine that a person is in immediate danger and recommend that they call 9-1-1. This is done for the safety of the client and does not affect admission to Oasis Behavioral Health once client is medically stable. The 24 hour admissions team will collaborate with our admitting psychiatrist and other clinical staff to review all information provided as soon as possible. If you fear that you are in imminent danger of harming yourself or someone else – or if you are worried that a loved one is at immediate risk for either of these behaviors – please call 9-1-1, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255) or summon a local emergency responder.
Our staff also works with family members, on a daily basis if necessary, to put these feelings in the proper context so they can begin healing themselves. This support helps family members remain cohesive and resist any efforts the client may make to undermine their confidence in the decision they’ve made.