Inpatient psychiatric care

When you or a loved one need the highest level of care for mental illness or a substance use disorder, trust ProHealth Care. Stay close to home while receiving high-quality inpatient psychiatric care in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

Is inpatient psychiatric care right for me?

You or a loved one may need 24/7 psychiatric care if you:

  • Are at risk of hurting yourself or others.
  • Have severe symptoms that make it hard for you to care for yourself.
  • Need to be watched closely by your care team to diagnose your condition.
  • Require close observation during medication adjustments.
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Crisis care

If you’re worried you might hurt yourself or someone else, get help right away. Call 9-1-1 or visit the closest emergency room.

Conditions we treat

Rely on ProHealth for comprehensive, short-term inpatient treatment when you need round-the-clock care for:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Dementia and age-related cognitive decline
  • Mood disorders, including bipolar disorder, depression and postpartum depression (PPD)
  • Psychotic disorders, including schizophrenia
  • Substance use disorders
  • Suicidal thoughts, plans or attempts

Inpatient psychiatric care at ProHealth is available for adults age 18 and older.

What to expect

Stay in a private room in a comfortable, secure area of ProHealth Waukesha Memorial Hospital. Our inpatient psychiatric unit is dedicated to helping adults improve their behavioral and mental health.

Personalized care plan

Feel confident you’ll receive care that fits your needs. Start your stay with a comprehensive assessment. Then, work with your care team to create a treatment plan that’s right for you. Your plan may include:

  • Group therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Individual therapy
  • Prescription medications
  • Spiritual care

Your care team will help you decide how long you should stay in the hospital.

Multidisciplinary team

Get complete care from a compassionate behavioral health team that includes:

  • Psychiatric nurse – Helps manage your care and medications.
  • Certified nursing assistant (CNA) – Helps you with daily activities and provides basic care.
  • Psychiatrist – Oversees your care and prescribes medications.
  • Addiction medicine physician – Specializes in diagnosing and treating substance use disorders.
  • Psychotherapist – Provides individual or group therapy and coordinates your care.
  • Expressive therapist – Promotes health and wellness through art, music, writing and other activities.
  • Occupational therapist – Helps you develop skills for daily life.
  • Psychologist – Consults on your care and reviews your treatment plan.
  • Chaplain – Offers spiritual support.

Continuing care

Work with your psychotherapist to create a plan to help you maintain your progress after you leave the hospital. Your plan may include intensive outpatient therapy through our partial hospitalization program. Count on us to communicate with your primary care provider and regular mental health care providers to make sure you receive coordinated care.

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Contact us

You’ll need a referral for behavioral and mental health services at ProHealth Care. To learn more:

  • Talk to your ProHealth Medical Group primary care doctor, or
  • Call our screening and assessment team at 262-928-4036.

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