Good Samaritan established an inpatient program for adult psychiatric patients in October 1992. Now, the program operates in a new, 24-bed free-standing facility and serves private and state-funded patients in a comfortable, community-based setting.
A multi-disciplinary team provides services, including intensive individual and group therapy, as well as occupational and recreational therapy. Music and art therapy have been offered through grants from the Oregon Arts Commission and the Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation.
In addition to providing care to the private sector through contracts with private insurance organizations, Samaritan Mental Health has developed public-private partnerships with regional county mental health programs and with the Medicaid funded MHOs (mental health organizations under the Oregon Health Plan). It has contracts with these organizations for the provision of inpatient adult acute care services.
The staff works closely with the patient’s family, primary care physician and community-based resources to provide a smooth transition from inpatient care to a network of outpatient aftercare and services.