Intermountain Hospital offers 24-hour inpatient care for adults whose acute symptoms require a safe and structured therapeutic environment. Our interdisciplinary team approach includes psychiatrists, social workers, psychiatric nurses, case managers and mental health technicians who work closely with the individual and the individual's family. Our goal is to help each patient regain the necessary skills to be in maximum control of their emotions and behaviors and be able to proceed through life with a minimum of difficulty. And because behavioral health issues vary, we tailor our inpatient services to meet the specialized needs of each patient.

Our inpatient services include:

  • Inpatient Acute Psychiatric Services
  • Inpatient Detoxification Services


Known or probable DSM-IV Axis I diagnosis and meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • A recent suicide attempt
  • Current "real and present danger" suicide ideation
  • Recent history of substantial self-mutilation or other self-endangering behavior
  • Assaultive threats or behavior have occurred and there is a clear risk of escalation or repetition of this behavior in the near future
  • Disordered, psychotic or bizarre behavior such that the patient cannot function in everyday activities
  • Severe depression with functional impairment
  • Severe anxiety with functional impairment
  • A need for medically supervised detoxification for alcohol and/or other drugs
  • Addictive behaviors and/or chemical dependency which cannot be treated on an outpatient basis
  • A need for inpatient medication stabilization due to history of severe side effects from psychotropic medications or the failure of outpatient medication management


A Service Delivery Plan is designed to support each patient's individualized treatment plan and aftercare focus. Each patient is under the supervision of a psychiatrist who is trained in the simultaneous relevance of biological, psychological and social factors. Patients also derive therapeutic benefits from working in a safe environment with staff who role model appropriate behavior. Each patient is taught to understand peer support, practice skill development and master impulsive behavior.


Based on the assessment and orders obtained from the admitting psychiatrist, a master treatment plan is initiated. This plan is formally reviewed by the attending psychiatrist and program staff on an on-going basis. Daily review of the treatment and patient progress occurs with the physician and nursing staff.


Discharge planning is initiated at the time of admission, then formulated and revised throughout the treatment stay. A written Aftercare Plan is developed with participation of the patient, family member or authorized representative, and the hospital staff. It includes recommendations for further treatment and/or follow-up activities.

Intermountain Hospital accepts most insurance plans. Contact us for details or questions about payment arrangements.