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Inpatient Behavioral Health Programs

When your best treatment option includes an overnight stay, choose Avera Behavioral Health. You’ll find a comfortable, safe and secure environment supported by our experienced staff 24/7 so you can focus on healing.

Receive the best possible age-appropriate care in our specialized, separate inpatient areas for children, adolescents, adults and geriatric patients at the Avera Behavioral Health Center in Sioux Falls, SD, and at Avera St. Luke’s Behavioral Health Services in Aberdeen, SD.

Child & Adolescent Inpatient Programs

The decision to admit a child to the hospital can be difficult, but you can trust Avera Behavioral Health to meet psychological, physical, social and spiritual needs during an inpatient stay.

Children ages 12 and under and adolescents ages 13 to 17 years old can benefit from our child and adolescent inpatient programs. Within a structured and age-appropriate therapeutic environment, they learn to understand problems, use healthy coping skills and set and complete goals.

Common conditions that benefit from inpatient care for children and adolescents include:

Adult Inpatient Programs

As an adult, 18 years old or older, you can receive the focused treatment you need in one of our customized inpatient programs.

Your team of providers will work with you to perform a comprehensive assessment of your mental health needs, evaluate your diagnoses and develop a treatment plan that addresses your specific situation.

Common conditions that benefit from adult inpatient treatment include:

Senior Inpatient Programs

Adults 65 years old and older require special care and attention. That’s what you can expect in our Senior Inpatient Programs – welcoming, calming and healing environments with special considerations for safety and comfort.

In addition to individual treatment, seniors enjoy group therapies and activities that encourage socialization and support, such as Arts in Healing and reminiscence.

Common diagnoses for seniors that require inpatient treatment include:

Family Support

As a family member, you’re an integral part of our program. Participate in family meetings facilitated by a clinician, where you’ll receive updates on your family member’s treatment progress and discuss important family issues. Take advantage of opportunities to call and visit throughout treatment.

Professional Support Team

You can rely on our experienced, professional and caring team to support you through each step of treatment. Your team may include:

  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Nurses
  • Behavioral health technicians
  • Expressive therapists
  • Case managers
  • Social workersRegistered dietitians and/or dietary assistants

Behavioral Health Expertise

Find a behavioral health provider at an Avera location near you.

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Know the Behavioral Health Warning Signs

Pay attention to these behaviors and get assistance right away by calling 1-800-691-4336.

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  • Acting withdrawn, sad or overly anxious
  • Extreme difficulty interacting with friends and/or family
  • Significant mood swings
  • Drop in school performance
  • Changes in sleeping and/or eating patterns
  • Increased or persistent use of alcohol or drugs
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Threats to self or others
  • Hallucinations, paranoia or delusion
  • Other sudden or extreme behavioral changes

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