Mount Nittany Medical Center's behavioral health services exist to provide short-term, inpatient care for adults in acute behavioral health crises.
If you have general questions about behavioral health services, you can call us at 814.234.6177.
For a crisis, call 1.800.643.5432.
Our team relies on a holistic, solution-oriented approach that, above all, strives to provide care that is safe, comfortable and confidential:
Confidentiality: Maintaining patient confidentiality is an important priority. Patients must sign a release of information form for staff to share any information (including acknowledging their status as a patient in our department) with family, support people or outpatient treatment providers.
The overall goal of behavioral health services is to help patients learn and practice new coping skills through individual, family and group therapy.
The behavioral health services team is made up of caring, highly qualified individuals and is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Led by a medical director certified in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, the unit employs licensed psychiatric social workers, a certified recreation therapist, counselors and registered nurses.
Mount Nittany Health offers inpatient behavioral health services at:
Located on the third floor of the Medical Center, our modern 12-bed unit includes comfortable surroundings, such as a group therapy room, an activities room, a living room and a kitchen. We also have a washer and dryer available for patient use.