The staff at West Oaks Hospital understands the concerns of the patient, family members, friends and physicians regarding the treatment process, the length of treatment and financial resources. We offer help in determining each individual's needs.
The family is involved in the treatment process, as we consider family participation to be a vital link in treatment and follow-up care. Referring professionals are invited to participate in treatment. With the patient's permission, they are continually informed of the patient's progress and the individual is referred back to the professional for continued follow-up care.
Only a licensed physician can make the diagnosis of a mental health disorder and approve a hospital admission.
What is treatment?
Treatment begins with a complete assessment by a nurse and a physician. Based on this assessment, an individualized treatment plan is developed.
Treatment consists of individual and family therapy. Patients also participate in group therapy to focus on global issues. As appropriate, medication may be used as an adjunct to therapy. Nursing, therapy staff, physicians and the discharge planners work together in a collaborative effort to maximize the benefits of treatment.
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