Inpatient

Beacon Behavioral Hospital-Inpatient Psychiatric Hospital

Beacon Behavioral Hospital offers inpatient psychiatric care to adults and seniors with acute mental health needs. Our inpatient program is designed to provide short-term, acute treatment for adults and seniors suffering from depression and other mood-disorders, psychosis, suicidal preoccupation, major decline in functioning, and behavioral changes due to a mental illness.

Beacon Behavioral has 4 inpatient hospitals located throughout Louisiana to best meet the needs of our communities. Each facility is staffed with a multidisciplinary treatment team including psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, registered nurses, behavioral health technicians, licensed mental health therapists, and recreational therapists.

Clinical services include:

  • Stabilization of acute crisis conditions
  • Multidisciplinary treatment team
  • Medication evaluation and management for physical and behavioral health needs
  • Safety evaluation
  • Structured group therapy
  • Crisis-oriented family therapy and caregiver support
  • Psychosocial rehabilitation/recreational therapy
  • Comprehensive discharge planning

Have you been experiencing…

• Depression

• Anxiety

• Mood Swings

• Thoughts of self-harm

• Or Other Related Issues

Beacon Behavioral Hospital – Lacombe

Beacon Behavioral Hospital—Lacombe is a 22 bed, adult and geriatric acute care unit (ages 50+). The unit is divided into two different therapeutic programs based on medical needs and acuity of behavioral health symptoms.

Program 1:

Adults/seniors that require more clinical observation based on higher acuity of behavioral health symptoms and/or medical needs (ex. patients suffering with psychosis, risk of aggressive behaviors, and/or dementia).

Program 2:

Adults/seniors that require less clinical observation based on their lower acuity or improved acute behavioral health symptoms (ex. patients suffering from depression, anxiety, and/or psychosis but without high risk of harm to themselves or to others and are independent with daily living activities).

Programs are divided into separate schedules including:

  • Social service therapy groups
  • Activity therapy groups
  • Nursing educational groups
  • Separated dining times
  • Separate day area with activities, TV, phone, and seating
  • Pet therapy
  • IV hydration
  • Maintaining movement program
  • Reading nook
Beacon Behavioral Hospital – New Orleans

Beacon Behavioral Hospital – New Orleans is a 34-bed psychiatric hospital for adults, ages 18 and older. Our hospital offers specialized treatment for both mental health symptoms and/or substance use disorders.  Beacon Behavioral Hospital is able to meet the needs of adults requiring medical detox with or without a mental health condition. 

Programming Includes:

  •   Social service therapy groups
  •   Nursing educational groups
  •   Daily sessions with psychiatrist or psychiatric nurse practitioner
  •   Activity therapy groups (including art therapy, music therapy, and recreational therapy)
  •   Personal goals group
  •   Private patient rooms
  •   Outdoor time (during scheduled smoke breaks)
  •   Smoking is allowed during designated times
Beacon Behavioral Hospital – Lutcher

Beacon Behavioral Hospital – Lutcher is a 24-bed psychiatric hospital for adults, ages 18 and older.  Our hospital offers specialized treatment for both mental health symptoms and substance use disorders.  

Programming Includes:

  •   Social service therapy groups which includes individual, group and family therapy
  •   Nursing educational groups and medication management
  •   Daily sessions with psychiatrist or psychiatric nurse practitioner
  •   Activity therapy groups (including art therapy, music therapy, and recreational therapy)
  •   Personal goals group
  •   Private patient rooms
  •   Nonsmoking facility
  •   Scheduled outdoor times
  •   Enhanced patient safety observation through ObservSMART monitoring system
  •   Psychological testing if needed
  •   Dietary consults if needed
  •   Large dayroom with television and seating
  •   Quiet nook with telephone available
Beacon Behavioral Hospital – Bunkie

Beacon Behavioral Hospital – Bunkie is a 24-bed psychiatric hospital for adults, ages 18 and older. Our hospital offers specialized treatment for both mental health symptoms and substance use disorders.

Program features include:

  • Daily sessions with psychiatrist or mental health nurse practitioner, including medication management
  • Individual assessments and counseling with a licensed social worker/counselor
  • Social service therapy groups
  • Individual assessments and daily activity therapy groups with a CTRS (including art therapy, music therapy, and recreational therapy)
  • Personal goals group
  • Daily nursing educational groups
  • Assessment and management of medical conditions by a Medical Doctor
  • Discharge planning for continuation of care; ie. outpatient counseling, medication management, residential substance abuse treatment
  • Double occupancy patient rooms
  • Smoking facility (in designated outside area)
  • Fenced courtyard for outside recreation
  • Multiple dayrooms, with televisions and various activity supplies for downtime and peer interaction

Other assessments and treatments available include:

  •   Medical detoxification from drugs and alcohol
  •   Dietary consults and education with a registered dietitian
  •   Psychological testing
  •   Physical/occupational/speech therapy consults if needed
  •   Respiratory therapy consults if needed

We can accommodate patients on CPAP at night, but unfortunately, we cannot take anyone on continuous oxygen.

“Beacon saves lives—it’s true—it saved me. When words can help us Beacon can help us!” –J.U., Northshore

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