10 key benefits of urgent psychiatric care services
The MIND 24-7 Team | August 1, 2023
1. Specialized care
An urgent psychiatric care center is great for specialized mental health care provided by trained and licensed providers. At MIND 24-7, our mental health professionals are licensed to evaluate and stabilize individuals in crisis, refill or prescribe medication, and provide one-time or ongoing counseling. Our experienced providers help patients get the specialized care they need when they need it.
2. Comprehensive services
There are many symptoms of mental health conditions, and sometimes multiple symptoms arise simultaneously. When people need mental health support, getting help that considers their unique needs is essential. An urgent psychiatric care center provides comprehensive services to address many symptoms and conditions.
At MIND 24-7, we can help when patients need someone to talk to. We also can help those in a mental health crisis. Our services are designed to help those experiencing many mental health conditions and symptoms. If someone needs crisis care and is stabilized, they will be admitted to our observation unit, where they will have access to food, drinks, entertainment, and loungers for sleeping. Our mental health professionals will observe and assess their condition, then provide them with a personalized care plan. Treatment may include medication, coping skills development and peer counseling.
3. Short wait times
In the U.S., people often wait four to six weeks to see a mental health provider. But when someone needs help, they should not have to wait weeks, days or even hours for care. At an urgent psychiatric care center, patients can walk in, be seen and be on their way. At MIND 24-7, most patients are usually seen within 15 minutes.
Urgent psychiatric care centers offer convenience that patients might not find at emergency departments and traditional mental health services. At MIND 24-7, we are here when patients need us—24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Our mental health services conveniently include physical and psychiatric evaluation, medication review and refill, care planning, referrals and lab services (when needed). No appointment is needed! Best of all, most patients are on their way again in less than two hours. Plus, we offer four convenient locations in the Valley: Mesa, Phoenix Camelback, Phoenix Central, and Phoenix North-Central.
5. Multiple levels of care
People experiencing a mental health crisis may know they need help, but not always know what kind of help. Urgent psychiatric care includes multiple levels of care to provide people with the proper treatment so they can be on their way. At MIND 24-7, we can help anyone who walks through our doors needing mental health care. From medication refills and counseling for minor problems to substance use treatment and crisis-level care, our mental health professionals provide patients of all ages the care they need when they need it.
6. Medication support
Patients who need to refill a prescription, adjust the dosage or get a new prescription for a mental health condition, can find the help they need at an urgent psychiatric care center. At MIND 24-7, our mental health professionals can refill prescriptions, adjust dosages for existing prescriptions and write prescriptions for new medications if warranted. Our mental health providers also can bridge medication for up to two weeks.
7. Affordable care
Finding affordable mental health care can be challenging, but everyone deserves the help they need. That’s why, at MIND 24-7, all adults and youth are welcome—regardless of their ability to pay. We accept private insurance, Medicare and AHCCCS, and we will never turn someone away.
8. Unlock resources
Mental health conditions are common, preventable and treatable. Some stressors and triggers that lead to mental health crises can be reduced by getting the necessary resources. Urgent psychiatric care can help patients identify needs and connect them with support. At MIND 24-7, our mental health providers work closely with patients to identify any challenges they’re facing that may be affecting their mental health, such as housing or food insecurity, unemployment or abuse, and connect them with community partners that can help.
9. Connect with community
Mental health challenges can feel isolating but no one should ever have to feel alone. When grief, anxiety, stress, depression or other mental health concerns arise, it helps to know you are not alone—that someone is there to support you. At MIND 24-7, our clinicians and patients work together on a journey toward mental health. We always support one another because we all need connection and community.
10. Prepare for the future
Urgent psychiatric care centers can help patients feel okay now and prepare for a brighter future. Before leaving MIND 24-7, our mental health professionals provide patients with clear instructions, which may include follow-up appointments, a medication plan and contacts for additional assistance.
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Remember, it’s okay not to be okay. Whether someone simply needs a friendly ear or doesn’t want to be alone, it’s important that they tell people what they need. And if more support is required, they should reach out to a mental health provider. We have four locations open around the clock with licensed mental health clinicians who can see patients immediately.