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Inpatient Care and Units


Inpatient services at Woodridge Hospital include therapists who provide initial assessments and gain information to help develop personalized mental health treatment plans for every patient.

This plan may include family/couples therapy, individual sessions and identification of what group track would be most appropriate.

These paths of treatment may include:

  • Recovery from addictions
  • Learning to cope more effectively with life stressors
  • Overcoming depression or other emotional difficulties
  • Helping to heal from broken relationships

…and other issues that are presented.

All patients are encouraged to attend group therapy at least twice a day and to be actively involved in their treatment.

Discharge planners will then provide appointments with an outpatient provider to continue the patient’s care when they are discharged from the hospital.

Inpatient behavioral health units

Cedar Unit – inpatient mental health services for acute adult patients

The Cedar Unit is a safe, secure acute psychiatric unit for individuals 18 and older who may be experiencing acute psychiatric symptoms related to a mental health diagnosis.

A team of behavioral health professionals works to stabilize symptoms while providing support for each patient.

Laurel Unit – inpatient mental health services for acute adult patients

The Laurel Unit is often considered a “step-down” unit from Cedar as patients begin to stabilize. It addresses acute illness in patients who are in need of intensive care.

Daily group therapy is provided to help increase coping skills.

Poplar Unit – inpatient mental health and detox services for adult patients

For adults 18 years and older, Poplar Unit provides medical detoxification and treatment for:

  • Alcohol
  • Illicit drugs
  • Methadone
  • Opiates
  • Prescription drugs
  • Stimulants

Our team not only provides detoxification services but also a wide variety of counseling, education, family assessments, therapies and nutritional services to help patients return to a higher level of functioning.

Spruce Unit – inpatient mental health services for seniors

Geriatric behavioral health is dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders in older adults typically ages 55 and older.

These disorders include:

  • Anxiety
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Sleep disorders
  • Other disorders of the brain that impact personality and behavioral changes

Medications will be assessed, and medication adjustment is often a focus of treatment.

Willow Unit – inpatient mental health services for children and teens

The Willow Unit offers outstanding inpatient mental health care to children and adolescents in a caring comfortable environment. Our staff offers expert consultation, evaluation and referral services to meet the needs of these children and their caregivers.

Family therapy is a focus of treatment and may include guardians or others involved in the child’s care.

The Willow team provides specialized diagnostics and treatment for young patients with a variety of psychiatric issues including:

  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Destructive behavior
  • Psychosis
  • Substance abuse

Read more about our pediatric inpatient behavioral health services.