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Behavioral Health

Inpatient Services

MIHS is one of the largest providers of inpatient behavioral health services in Arizona, serving both adults and adolescents. We operate 219 total beds located within our two behavioral health facilities: Desert Vista Behavioral Health Center in Mesa and the Behavioral Health Annex of Maricopa Integrated Health System in Phoenix.


Desert Vista Behavioral Health Center

Adolescent Inpatient Treatment
The adolescent unit at Desert Vista is a 14-bed unit that specializes in caring for patients between 13 and 17 years of age with a variety of behavioral and psychiatric problems. Collaborative and Proactive Solutions, our model of care, is an innovative approach to inpatient adolescent psychiatric care, developed by Dr. Ross Greene. This model allows us to provide breakthrough quality and service to our community.

This model was developed based on the idea that kids don’t have all the skills necessary to handle certain demands and expectations. Because of this, they respond with challenging behavior because the demands are more than they are able to respond to adaptively. Dr. Greene developed a treatment model which uses collaborative problem solving and focuses on teaching the necessary skills to resolve disagreements in a collaborative manner. This approach has been proven to be effective (Greene, Ablon & Goring, 2003).

Adult Involuntary Treatment
The adult team at our Desert Vista Behavioral Health Center in Mesa works mainly with individuals who have been court ordered to undergo mental health evaluation and mental health treatment. The court proceedings take place on site at the Behavioral Health Annex on the main Medical Center campus.

Our team consists of experts in helping individuals and their families through this often confusing and frightening process of involuntary evaluation and treatment. Our goal is to maintain the highest respect and compassion throughout the process, and facilitate effective aftercare services to ensure ongoing recovery.

 


Behavioral Health Annex

Adult Involuntary Treatment
The team at our Behavioral Health Annex works mainly with individuals who have been court ordered to undergo mental health evaluation and mental health treatment. The court proceedings take place in a specially designed mental health courtroom that is in the Desert Vista facility. MIHS staff members transport the Annex patients to and from their court hearings.

Because the Behavioral Health Annex is located on our main Medical Center campus, patients who have complex medical conditions will most likely be admitted there rather than at our Desert Vista facility.

Our team members are experts in helping individuals and their families through this often confusing and frightening process of involuntary evaluation and treatment. We strive to maintain the highest respect and compassion throughout the process, and facilitate effective aftercare services to ensure ongoing recovery.

Geriatric/Medical Psychiatric Inpatient
Our Behavioral Health Annex has expertise in meeting the medical needs of patients admitted for an inpatient mental health Court Ordered Evaluation. Along with psychiatrists who specialize in working with geriatric patients, internal medicine physicians with experience working with psychiatric patients round regularly on the units at the Behavioral Health Annex. In addition, many other medical specialists provide onsite consultation and treatment interventions for our Behavioral Health Annex patients.

 

Please call (480) 344-2195 for inpatient admission and referral information.

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