Mental Health Services
Outpatient Mental Health Services
The following services are available at The Scott & White Mental Health Clinic:
- Psychiatric evaluations
- Individual therapy
- Group therapy
- Couples therapy
- Family therapy
- Cognitive therapy
- Hypnosis and biofeedback
- Medication management
Scott & White also offers an outpatient Psychiatric Day Treatment Program, which offers daily therapy to help a person change behaviors, learn new coping skills, and reclaim a more comfortable lifestyle.
The Scott & White Mental Health Clinic (MHC) is located on Scott & White Drive behind the main hospital and clinic buildings. The MHC is composed of Child and Adolescent Services and Adult Mental Health. Clinicians from many different disciplines staff the MHC including psychiatrists, psychologists, licensed professional counselors and substance abuse counselors. All staff members have faculty appointments to the Texas A&M College of Medicine and as such participate in resident and medical student education.
Inpatient Mental Health Services
The Inpatient Psychiatric Unit (STC-1) is located in the main Scott & White Hospital. This 21-bed unit serves patients 18 years of age and older. Since STC-1 is located inside a general medical/surgical facility, patients who also have significant medical problems can be treated here. Consultations with other medical services such as internal medicine, neurology, physical therapy, and orthopedics can be easily arranged to provide multidisciplinary treatment.
Psychology services and therapies are offered on an outpatient basis at Scott & White clinics.
Child and Adolescent Services
The Mental Health Clinic serves the needs of children, adolescents and their families on an outpatient basis. Scott & White has three board certified child psychiatrists working in the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Clinic. In addition to seeing children and teenagers who are hospitalized in the pediatric unit, Child and Adolescent Services also provides consultations to area pediatricians and schools.
The Department of Psychiatry provides emergency services geared towards crisis intervention. Consultations are provided to the Emergency Department on a 24-hour basis. Scott & White physicians can also access urgent care for their patients should it be needed at the Mental Health Clinic.