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Gila Regional Medical Center

1313 E 32nd Street
Silver City, New Mexico 88061

Phone: (575) 538-4000
Fax (575) 538-9714

Behavioral Health Unit

We believe… safe, accessible, high quality care is fundamental to patient-centered care.

Gila Regional's Behavioral Health Unit provides comprehensive, effective treatment in a safe environment. We provide an integrated treatment model which supports a healthy recovery. Our highly trained and experienced staff of physicians, therapists, and social services provides treatment in a private and professional manner.

We also provide coordination for follow-up care and treatment based on the patient's individual needs. Mental illness challenges are treatable and quality of life is obtainable.

For referrals or for more information please call 575/538-4045.

Services:

Inpatient Program

The Inpatient Program is available for adults 18 and over who are in need of acute psychiatric treatment. It focuses on stabilization, maintaining health and safety and enhancing the patient's skills and resources to foster independence, self-confidence and self-reliance.

Specific services that may be provided by the program include:

  • Assessments
  • Crisis Stabilization
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Medication Management
  • Psychiatric Evaluations
  • Patient Education
  • On Site Evaluations

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The Focus of Treatment

The focus is on enhancing the patient's skills and resources to foster personal dignity, control, self-reliance and quality of life. Under the medical supervision of a psychiatrist, the multi-disciplinary treatment team focuses on the individual patient, developing a treatment and discharge plan that includes recommendations for after care, follow up and community resource integration. Individuals are treated safely and effectively, through the evaluation and resolution of crisis situations that have occurred before admission.

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The Referral Process

Referrals can be accommodated on a 24 hour basis.  Referrals may be made by physicians, nurses, family members, clergy, nursing homes, social workers or others concerned about the welfare of an individual.  Individuals may also inquire about the program on their own behalf.

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Assessments

The clinical staff of GRMC's Behavioral Health Services is pleased to offer free, confidential assessments for the purpose of determining need for mental health services.  Assessments are completed to determine need for intervention and provide appropriate referrals for treatment when indicated. Should treatment at GRMC BHS not be a viable or desirable option, every effort will be made to match the individual with the most appropriate treatment alternative available for life.

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