777 Hospital Way, Pocatello, ID 83201 | (208) 239-1000

Portneuf Behavioral Health Services

Inpatient Psychiatric Program

* The Inpatient Program is located on the fifth floor at 777 Hospital Way, Pocatello, Idaho.
Phone: (208) 239-2571.

The Portneuf Behavioral Health inpatient psychiatric program is designed to quickly return patients to their optimal level of functioning outside the hospital through an intensive, structured, physician-supervised program. It is an acute, short-term program for adults in need of a secure, therapeutic environment 24-hours a day. Patients admitted to the inpatient service have an acute primary psychiatric diagnosis and exhibit severe symptoms, which may include one or more of the following:

  • Suicidal behavioral and/or threats
  • Assaultive behavior
  • Self-injurious behavior
  • Sleep or eating disturbances
  • Severe agitation
  • Medication complications
  • Acute psychiatric disorder
  • Paranoid behavior
  • Mood swings
  • Psychosis
  • Acute depressive episode
  • Severely dysfunctional patterns of behavior

Specialized Care

We provide a full schedule of specialized care and treatment.

See a sample daily schedule.

The inpatient program includes:

  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Mood Disorder Treatment
  • Group & Individual Psychotherapy
  • ECT (electroconvulsive therapy)
  • Medication Management
  • Counseling & Testing
  • Psychiatric Residency & PA Rotations with ISU
  • Patient Satisfaction Scoring System,
    CQi+ Measurement System
  • Garden Project
  • Psychiatric and physical assessment
  • 24-hour nursing and medical support
  • Medical management and education
  • Access to physical and nutritional therapy
  • Individualized treatment planning
  • Diagnostic testing
  • Family education and support
  • Basic life skill enhancement
  • Recreational and/or occupational therapy
  • Placement assistance
  • Individual and group therapy
  • Motor skill development
  • Referral for follow-up services