Senior behavioral health in North Richland Hills, Texas

At Medical City North Hills, the geriatric behavioral unit offers comprehensive, compassionate care for seniors who have fear, anxiety and depression, which are common to patients in this stage of life. The unit offers inpatient psychiatric care and has devoted specialized services to this patient population.

For more information about our senior mental health services, please call (817) 255-1689.

Our psychiatric services effectively treat physical and emotional changes in the elderly. Patients admitted to the unit typically require acute inpatient treatment for:

  • Serious depression
  • Suicide ideation
  • Bipolar disorders
  • Schizoaffective disorders

Although each case is unique, the average length of stay for a patient at the geriatric behavioral unit is 10 to 14 days.

Behavioral unit admission

Our unit has a 24-hour admissions line. When you call (817) 357-5677, you will be asked a few basic questions to determine if the patient will meet the behavioral unit inpatient criteria. In most cases, you will be directed to take the patient to the Medical City North Hills emergency room (ER) for our required screening process.

We strive to maintain a simple and effective process for qualifying and admitting patients, but this often requires basic patient information to be faxed to Medical City North Hills. Our fax number is (817) 255-1449.

Qualifying criteria for admission may include:

  • Patient shows signs and symptoms that they could be a threat to themselves or others
  • Patient is psychologically impaired and needs 24-hour care/monitoring
  • Patient has a current judicial order to commit to the program for a minimum of 72 hours, but preferably for 14 days
  • Face sheets, medical and psychiatric assessment completion
  • Patient experiences an ineffective treatment at a lower level of care

Our address is:

4401 Booth Calloway Road
North Richland Hills, TX 76180

Senior mental health at Medical City Healthcare

Mental health disorders continue to greatly influence our senior population, as Alzheimer's, dementia and mood disorders remain widespread in the senior community. Counselors and physicians are here to help seniors suffering from mental health problems that may include, memory loss, confusion or depression.

Learn about Senior mental health