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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.

Confidential Evaluation

We offer confidential evaluations for suicide risk, depression and anxiety to help direct you to the best course of treatment — whether inpatient or outpatient therapy. 

If you’re unsure about what level of care you need, please call 1-800-691-4336.

You’ll receive the best possible age-appropriate care in our specialized, separate inpatient areas for children, adolescents and adults at the Avera Behavioral Health Hospital in Sioux Falls, SDAvera St. Luke’s Behavioral Health Services in Aberdeen, SD and Avera Marshall Behavioral Health Center in Marshall, MN.

Child and 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.

With our new expansion at the Avera Behavioral Health Hospital, the Helmsley Behavioral Health Center offers more inpatient space for youth. Children ages 5 to 12 years old 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, but are not limited to:

  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Behavioral and mental health concerns
  • Depression
  • Suicidal behavior

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 including psychologists and therapists 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, but aren't limited to:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Borderline personality disorders
  • Depression
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Schizophrenia
  • Suicidal behavior

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 Sioux Falls, the senior inpatient unit is located on the second floor in the new Helmsley Behavioral Health Center in Sioux Falls.

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, but are not limited to:

  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Panic disorder 

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 workers
  • Registered dietitians and/or dietary assistants

Behavioral Health Expertise

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Get Started With a Confidential Assessment

If you suspect a mental health problem, don’t hesitate: call our 24-hour line at 1-800-691-4336 or 605-322-4065.

Everyone should know the warning signs of behavior that can show a developing problem.

Warning signs can include:

  • Acting withdrawn, sad or overly anxious
  • Extreme difficulty interacting with friends and/or siblings
  • Substantial mood swings
  • Persistent drop in school or work performance
  • Change in sleeping and/or eating patterns
  • Increased or persistent use of alcohol or drugs
  • Persistent aggressive behavior
  • Threats to self or others
  • Hallucinations, paranoia or delusion

Moving Health Forward

Avera is a health ministry rooted in the Gospel. Our mission is to make a positive impact in the lives and health of persons and communities by providing quality services guided by Christian values.

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