Acute inpatient care, delivered with compassion.

When an individual faces complex psychiatric issues that interfere with emotional and physical wellbeing, hospitalization may be necessary. Acute inpatient care at Lindner Center of HOPE is delivered with compassion and respect. Psychiatric inpatient hospitalization is focused on providing thorough evaluations, accurate diagnoses, crisis intervention and stabilization.

For acute inpatient care admissions, call 513-536-4673

Psychiatric Inpatient Hospitalization at Lindner Center of HOPE

Lindner Center of HOPE has 48 private rooms – three 16-room units – for acute hospital stays. Cincinnati Children’s at Lindner Center of HOPE, supported by Lindner Center of HOPE clinical experts, provides stabilization for struggling adolescents (12-17 years old) on the adolescent unit. Meanwhile, the needs of adults and seniors are addressed on two separate adult units.

Patients may require psychiatric inpatient hospitalization if symptoms are severely disabling or there is risk of harm to self or others. Following a diagnostic evaluation by a multidisciplinary team, treatment specific to the needs of the patient focuses on quickly resolving serious and life-threatening symptoms. Stays can range from overnight to two or more weeks, with a goal of releasing a patient to a step-down level of care. A person admitted to an inpatient setting might be in the acute phase of a mental illness and need help around the clock.


Expert acute inpatient care for a wide range of mental illnesses

Patients at Lindner Center of HOPE benefit from receiving individualized services from onsite multidisciplinary teams who work collaboratively to understand and treat each patient.

These expert clinicians draw upon years of experience to treat patients with one or more mental illnesses including, but not limited to, the following:

When is acute inpatient care needed?

While each individual’s case is unique, patients recommended for acute inpatient care typically exhibit one or more of the following:

  • A danger to self, others, or property
  • Unable to complete daily activities or struggling to function at work
  • Unable to meet basic physical needs such as eating or sleeping
  • Unable to benefit from other types of treatment

A full assessment is recommended to determine treatment. However, the following questions can be helpful to determine if an individual would benefit from psychiatric inpatient hospitalization*:

  • Have you wished you were dead or wished you could go to sleep and not wake up?
  • Have you actually had any thoughts of killing yourself?
  • Have you had any thoughts of harming others?
  • Have your symptoms kept you from attending work/school?
  • Have you experienced changes in appetite?
  • Have you been having trouble sleeping?
  • Have you been able to care for yourself (e.g., hygiene, obtaining food, etc.)?

*A full assessment by a licensed clinician is recommended for every patient to determine the appropriate treatment plan. If you or a loved one answer “yes” to any of these questions, please reach out to us for help.

Lindner Center of HOPE Acute Care Setting

Inpatient care from the point of admission to the point of discharge is delivered with compassion and respect by Lindner Center of HOPE’s expert staff. A multidisciplinary team, which includes a psychiatrist, physician, registered nurses, master’s level social workers and other unit staff, works with each patient on an individual basis and in groups, providing intensive treatment.

Lindner Center of HOPE has a lodge-like feel and is located in a serene and wooded setting. The environment is therapeutic and offers structure with 24-hour nursing care. Each patient has a private room and bathroom with a shower, access to activity spaces, a restaurant-style dining room, a gym and fitness area, a faith center, and a number of outdoor green spaces.

Lindner Center of HOPE’s commitment to excellence in patient care is measured through outcomes defined by patient improvement and satisfaction. Average inpatient improvement each quarter consistently earns highly clinically significant scores. This, coupled with satisfaction scores, exemplifies the positive impact the Center’s founders intended to make for those suffering with debilitating mental illness.

Spiritual Care is an important part of caring for the whole person. At Lindner Center of HOPE, spiritual care is provided by trained interfaith chaplains and volunteers. Our mission is to assure that the religious, spiritual, and cultural beliefs and practices of patients and families are respected, and to assist patients who value spirituality and faith in using these as part of their recovery.

Recreational Therapy is a daily part of inpatient and residential care at Lindner Center of HOPE. Recreation therapy groups and activities focus on leisure skill development, coping skills, relaxation, stress management and more. These skills enhance independent functioning and improve quality of life.

Grateful Patient

“My time at Lindner Center of HOPE was the best experience I have ever had at a mental health facility. Thanks for helping me get through a very difficult time and giving me a new beginning in life.”

– Grateful Patient