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Committed to treatment with Humankindness
Most inpatient admissions are on an emergent, unscheduled basis. For emergent admissions after hours, please go to our front door and use the phone to speak with the Nursing Supervisor on duty who can arrange for a behavioral assessment and mini-registration, if needed.
If your insurance information is not available at the time of admission, your family is encouraged to bring your information in as soon as possible. Upon receiving your insurance information, our admissions staff will verify benefits and request authorization for services, if necessary.
If you or anyone accompanying you are unsure about your medical condition, please contact your medical provider or go to the nearest urgent care center or emergency room.
For information on registering for our Partial Hospitalization and Outpatient Services, please call 209.938.0831 during regular business hours.
When you are admitted to the hospital, you'll be assigned a room in an area of the hospital that specializes in the type of care you will need. If your clinical needs change during the course of your stay, it may be necessary to change your room accordingly. Most rooms in the hospital are semi-private.
As of June 1, 2015, St. Joseph's Behavioral Health Center is a smoke-free facility. Ask your nurse about nicotine replacement therapy, if needed.
Please leave valuables such as wallet, purse, or jewelry at home. Bring in your driver's license/photo ID and all insurance cards. Please bring a current copy of your Advance Directive if you have one.
For your comfort, you may wish to bring:
Due to the nature of our services, we do not allow patients to be in possession of any of the following items:
Please note a washer/dryer is available for patient use, and disposable razors, hair dryers and curling irons are available upon request.
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Language access services are available to our patients free of charge, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year