Acute Inpatient Care for Mental Health

For patients needing the highest level of care and crisis intervention delivered with compassion and respect, Lindner Center of HOPE has 48 private rooms divided into three 16-room units for acute inpatient care for mental health. Cincinnati Children’s at Lindner Center of HOPE, supported by Lindner Center of HOPE clinical experts, provides stabilization for struggling adolescents age 12 to 17 on the 16-bed adolescent acute inpatient care unit. Meanwhile, the needs of adults and seniors are addressed on two separate adult units.

Patients may require acute inpatient care for mental health if symptoms are severely disabling or there is risk of harm to self or others. After a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation is completed to gain a thorough understanding of the specific needs of each patient, acute inpatient care focuses on quickly resolving serious and life threatening symptoms.

COVID-19 Update: Lindner Center of HOPE’s acute inpatient care program is accepting admissions. Universal testing of patients and other safety precautions have allowed us to maintain a safe environment for all patients and staff. The core of these services have remained intact, despite safety modifications.

Disorders Addressed In Acute Inpatient Care

Expert clinicians draw upon years of experience to treat patients with:

When is Acute Inpatient Care Necessary?

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

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

While a full assessment is recommended to determine treatment, the following questions can be helpful to determine if acute inpatient care would be beneficial*:

  • 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?
  • How is your appetite?
  • How is your sleep?
  • Have you been able to care for yourself? – hygiene, obtain 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.

After a diagnostic assessment is completed to gain a thorough understanding of the specific needs of each patient, inpatient treatment focuses on quickly resolving serious and life threatening issues with a goal of releasing a patient to a step-down level of care.

Acute Inpatient Care Admissions

A referrer, a family member, or the patient themselves may call about being admitted for inpatient treatment. Inpatient care at Lindner Center of HOPE accepts most major insurances.

For adult hospitalization, call 513-536-HOPE (4673).

For admission to the Cincinnati Children’s unit, call 513-636-4124.

What is acute mental health care?

Acute mental health care involves an overnight or longer stay in a psychiatric hospital or psychiatric unit of a general hospital. Inpatient care provides treatment to more severely ill mental health patients, usually for less than 30 days. A person admitted to an inpatient setting might be in the acute phase of a mental illness and need help around the clock.

Lindner Center of HOPE Acute Care Setting

Excellent Staff

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 multi-disciplinary 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.

Therapeutic Environment

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.

Significant Outcomes

Lindner Center of HOPE’s commitment to excellence in patient care is measured through outcomes, measuring patient improvement and satisfaction. Average improvement each quarter for patients receiving hospital services has maintained highly clinically significant scores. This coupled with satisfaction scores, exemplifies the positive impact the Center intended to make for those suffering with debilitating mental illness.

Spiritual Care at Lindner Center of HOPE

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.

Learn more about Spiritual Care here.

Recreational Therapy at Lindner Center of HOPE
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.

Recreational Therapy at Lindner Center of HOPE