The adult inpatient program at Ohio State Harding Hospital provides emergency stabilization, diagnosis and the initial stages of treatment. Stabilization is particularly important if there is a risk for personal harm (including suicide risk) or injury to others. If you or another person is in danger of harm, call 911 immediately for help.

Ohio State Harding Hospital Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES) facilitates all admissions to Ohio State Harding Hospital inpatient services. This service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Referrals come from emergency departments, medical units, outpatient clinics and physician offices, community mental health centers and regional health care facilities. The PES clinician collaborates with Ohio State Harding Hospital residents and attending psychiatrists to determine the appropriate level of care required. PES uses a structured interview process for patient evaluation. 

This need for stabilization and initial treatment can arise from conditions such as:  

Care is provided in a supportive environment and may include:

Once the patient has been stabilized, the goal of adult inpatient treatment is to help that person return to independent living and family participation. Treatment and progress toward wellness can then continue through a partial hospitalization or outpatient program.

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