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Inpatient Behavioral Health Care

Behavioral Health

During a behavioral health crisis, inpatient care at Cone Health helps stabilize and support you or a loved one. Trust our short-term, hospital-based programs for the immediate care adults, adolescents and children need to stay safe and begin recovering.

Adult Inpatient Services

You may benefit from adult inpatient care when you experience major depression, severe anxiety, hallucinations or delusions—whether or not you also have chemical dependency. In our comfortable 50-bed unit reserved for adults, you’ll:

  • Participate in individual therapy, group therapy and/or family therapy
  • Learn about your condition
  • Strengthen coping skills
  • Receive medication, if appropriate, and learn how to take it correctly
  • Attend meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous, when necessary
  • Get peer support
  • Get biofeedback training, if appropriate, to help you visualize and control your symptoms
  • Enjoy pet therapy, recreational therapy and/or music therapy

Child & Adolescent Inpatient Services

Inpatient care may help your child age 5 to 17 who experiences mood disorders, anxiety, trauma, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), oppositional defiance disorder (ODD) or schizophrenia. In our safe 30-bed unit reserved for youths, your child will:

  • Participate in individual therapy, group therapy and/or family therapy
  • Learn about his or her condition
  • Strengthen coping skills
  • Receive medication, if necessary, and learn how to take it correctly
  • Get biofeedback training, if appropriate, to help him or her visualize and control symptoms
  • Attend academic classes in our accredited school setting
  • Enjoy pet therapy, recreational therapy and/or music therapy
  • Play and exercise in our indoor and outdoor recreational areas

Participate in your child’s treatment as much as possible to reinforce progress and learn how to provide support at home.

Admission

Admission to inpatient care can be voluntary or involuntary. If you’re receiving outpatient behavioral health care, ask your provider for a referral. During a behavioral health crisis, walk in to Cone Health Behavioral Health Hospital or a hospital emergency department.

Transition to Outpatient Care

Inpatient care lasts, on average, eight days for children and five to 10 days for adults. After your condition is stable, continue improving your behavioral health by transitioning to outpatient care.

Find Help 24/7

Call our 24-hour HelpLine at 336-832-9700 or 800-711-2635 for immediate assistance for mental health and substance abuse issues. Or walk in to Cone Health Behavioral Health Hospital or the emergency department at Alamance Regional Medical Center or Cone Health Wesley Long Hospital for a prompt in-person crisis assessment.

Additional Resources

  • National Hopeline Network  1-800-SUICIDE
  • The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK

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