Behavioral Health

Hillcrest Medical Centers offers up-to-date behavioral care for adults, children and adolescents. The adult psychiatric unit is located on the 3rd floor of Hillcrest Medical Center, and is a 14 bed unit for the acute care of adults ages 18 to 65 with a variety mental health, substance abuse and dual diagnosis issues. Children and adolescents aged four to eighteen years are treated on the 8th floor of the OSU Medical Center campus.

Admission is generally the result of a person being a danger to themselves or others, or the person is for some reason emotionally unmanageable in their present environment. Admission can also be because of hallucinations or other issues related to mental health. We also provide medical detox as needed. During treatment we will also address a variety of other problems that a person and their families face, including:

  • Suicidal thoughts or attempts
  • Homicidal thoughts or attempts
  • Excessive aggression
  • Depression
  • Substance abuse
  • Anxiety and panic disorders
  • Poor impulse control
  • Delusions/hallucinations
  • Confusion and disorientation
  • Social withdrawal and isolation
  • Grief or persistent sadness
  • Agitation and restlessness
  • Sleeping and eating disturbances
  • Self-neglect/Self-harm
  • Dysfunctional behavior that impedes daily living
  • Obsessive-compulsive symptoms
  • Hypomanic or manic behavior

Adult Psychiatric Treatment

Our Inpatient treatment program is designed to provide crisis stabilization. A team of psychiatric staff provides diagnosis, medication management and supervision of all aspects of a patient's treatment. Treatment includes 24/7 nursing and physician coverage (both psychiatric and medical), family, individual, group and substance abuse therapies, also expressive therapy, spirituality group and a full complement of support staff. The length of stay is generally 3 to 7 days or as soon as treatment objectives have been accomplished.

Our staff is a team of psychiatrists, licensed therapists, registered nurses, therapeutic recreation specialists, and psychiatric technicians dedicated to the well-being of each client. Our Medical Director, Roderick Purdie, MD, has been with the program for over 15 years. Low staff turnover and a high level of employee satisfaction mark our staff's passion for the care of your loved one.

Referrals or inquiries regarding care are confidential and may be made 24/7 by calling (918) 579-SAFE.

Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Treatment

Our child and adolescent inpatient treatment program is designed to provide crisis stabilization and therapeutic rehabilitation for children who are experiencing emotional and/or behavioral problems. A team of psychiatrists provide diagnosis, medication management and supervision of all aspects of a patient's treatment. Treatment includes 24/7 nursing and physician coverage (both psychiatric and medical), family, individual, and group therapies, also expression therapy, a gymnasium and a full complement of support staff. During treatment, children will be provided with a structure for developing and applying coping skills; children will also develop a greater sense of self-worth and be better prepared to function within the family, school and society. The length of stay is often 1 to 6 weeks and is individualized for each child and discharge is as soon as treatment objectives are completed.

To allow for the best possible experience for our patients, we offer four specialized units: Children; Early Adolescent; Adolescent Acute and Adolescent Residential. The Children's Unit is the only one of its kind in northeast Oklahoma which accepts children as young as four years old. The Early Adolescent unit is designed for the unique physical and emotional needs of patients ages 9-13. By placing each patient on the unit best suited to his or her age, health needs and maturity level, our therapists are able to tailor activities, therapy and discussions that create the best possible outcome for each child. While in treatment, patients attend classes through Tulsa Public Schools' onsite Therapeutic School. During summer, enrichment classes are offered in place of regular school curriculum.

Our staff is a team of psychiatrists, licensed therapists, intake counselors, case managers, registered nurses, therapeutic recreation specialists, and psychiatric technicians who are dedicated to the well-being of each child. Our Medical Director, Dr. Marvin Jin, has been with the program since it was established over 20 years ago. Low staff turnover and a high level of employee satisfaction mark our staff's passion for the care of our children.

Referrals or inquiries regarding care are free and confidential and may be made 24/7 with one of our licensed intake counselors by calling (918) 579-SAFE or (888) 765-2605.