What to Expect During a StayMother and daughter hugging

Enloe Behavioral Health is an inpatient, acute-care psychiatric facility. The average stay is three to five days. However, treatments are individualized for each patient.

Assessments

Start the process with a free assessment that lasts 1-2 hours and is conducted by a psychiatric professional. No referral is needed. Although an appointment is preferred, walk-ins are welcome. Loved ones are welcomed to attend for additional support.

A Typical Day

During weekdays, patients follow this schedule:


Group therapy5:30 a.m.:
 Patio opens, phones are available and coffee is made
8 a.m.: Goal setting group; patio is closed and phones are not available
8:15 a.m.: Breakfast; patio opens and phones are available
9:45 a.m.: Process group; patio is closed and phones are not available
10:30 a.m.: Break; patio opens and phones are available
10:45 a.m.: Skills group; patio is closed and phones are not available
11:30 a.m.: Patio opens and phones are available
noon: Lunch; patio opens and phones are available
1:30 p.m.: Occupational therapy group; patio is closed and phones are not available
2:30 p.m.: Snack; patio opens and phones are available
3 p.m.: Occupational therapy group; patio is closed and phones are not available
4 p.m.: Break; patio opens and phones are available
5:30 p.m.: Dinner; patio opens and phones are available
6-7:15 p.m.: Visiting hours; patio opens and phones are available
7:30 p.m.: Closure group; patio is closed and phones are not available
8 p.m.: Snack; patio opens and phones are available
10:30 p.m.: Lights out; patio is closed, phones are not available and TV is not available until 5:30 a.m.

*Additional activities may be held during the day. For example, nursing students may facilitate a group, a volunteer may come with a therapy dog and volunteer musicians may play.

During weekends or holidays, patients follow this schedule:

Woman and man having breakfast5:30 a.m.: Patio opens, phones are available and coffee is made
8 a.m.: Goal setting group; patio is closed and phones are not available
8:15 a.m.: Breakfast; patio opens and phones are available
9:45 a.m.: Process group; patio is closed and phones are not available
10:30 a.m.: Break; patio opens and phones are available
10:45 a.m.: Skills group; patio is closed and phones are not available
11:30 a.m.: Patio opens, phones are available
noon: Lunch; patio opens and phones are available

Saturday only:

1-2 p.m.: Family dessert hour; families are invited to attend
2-3:30 p.m.: Occupational therapy group; patio is closed and phones are not available
3:30 p.m.: Snack; patio opens and phones are available
4 p.m.: Alcoholic Anonymous; patio opens and phones are available

Sunday only:

1:30-3 p.m.: Occupational therapy group; patio is closed and phones are not available
3:30 p.m.: Snack; patio opens and phones are available
4 p.m.: Narcotics Anonymous; patio opens and phones are available

Saturday & Sunday:

Woman journaling5 p.m.: Patio opens and phones are available
5:30 p.m.: Dinner; patio opens and phones are available
6-7:15 p.m.: Visiting hours; patio opens and phones are available
7:30 p.m.: Closure group; patio is closed and phones are not available
8 p.m.: Snack; patio opens and phones are available
10:30 p.m.: Lights out; patio is closed, phones are not available and TV is not available until 5:30 a.m.

*Patients may ask for their belongings at any time except during groups. Staff will do their best to retrieve them in a timely manner.

Making You Feel at Home

If you are admitted, you will be shown your room and given a tour of the unit. You are welcome to bring your own toiletries, but we can provide them. Please bring three days worth of clothing. Laundry facilities are available.

Man on stationary bikeDuring your visit, you will meet with a doctor, social worker, occupational therapist and our nursing staff. You may also see volunteers, who visit the unit at different times throughout the month and provide music therapy, and Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholic Anonymous services.

Amenities: A comfortable patient lounge is provided with cable TV, a stereo and reading materials. We also have a workout room with stationary bicycles and treadmills, as well as an outdoor patio.

About electronics: To ensure the best treatment possible and help patients focus, please leave electronic devices at home. If you need to take care of personal or business matters during your stay, accommodations will be considered. Telephones are provided outside of your room, and you may make and accept calls from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., unless a group meeting is taking place.

About smoking: Although we encourage patients to use a nicotine patch during their stay, we do offer a smoking patio with tables, chairs and shade. These are accessible from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., unless a group meeting is taking place.

Contact Us

Enloe Behavioral Health Program

530-332-5250 | Toll-free: 800-560-5900

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Visiting Hours: 6 to 7:15 p.m. | All visitors must have a confidentiality code from a patient prior to visiting.

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