Inpatient Services

Acute Inpatient Program

The Acute Inpatient Program serves adolescents, adults and seniors experiencing a behavioral or chemical dependency crisis.

The Adult Psychiatric Program provides evaluation and treatment to stabilize and treat individuals in crisis. The program treats individuals age 18 and older with a wide range of psychiatric disorders including, but not limited to: major depression, bi-polar disorder, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, dissociative disorders and other stress-related disorders.

    • Intensive Therapeutic Environment
    • 24–hour Nursing Care
    • Medical and Psychiatric Stabilization
    • Adolescents, Family Sessions and School Contact
    • Psychiatrists and Addictionologists
    • Internists

     

Adolescents - Compass Recovery Program

The Compass recovery unit at Anchor Hospital is a 16-bed program designed to meet the needs of Adolescents dealing with a variety of mental health disorders or challenges. Daily treatment is patient-centered and tailored to the needs of each individual, with an emphasis on meeting the adolescent’s needs while incorporating support from parents, guardians, the multi-disciplinary team and other support members.

The program focuses on safety and uses a trauma-informed approach to treatment with two preliminary modalities:

    • S.E.L.F. Program (Safety, Emotions, Loss and Future)
    • Tough Guise, a research-based and outcome driven program addressing violence, media, bullying and their impact on adolescent development

     

     

Older Adults – Safe Harbor Recovery Program

The Safe Harbor recovery program at Anchor Hospital offers specialized care for older adults with psychiatric needs and patients with functional limitations. Started in 2010, Safe Harbor was designed specifically to address the treatment of mental, emotional and behavioral disorders in older adults who are medically ill and require a higher level of supportive care.

    Our physicians and clinical staff have experience dealing with nursing home and assisted living facility residents.

    The Safe Harbor program helps keep older adults both stable and safe by offering:

    • Short-Term Acute Care
    • Intensive Therapeutic Environment with Secure, Access-Only Units
    • 24-hour Nursing Care
    • Activity Therapy
    • Family Sessions
    • Assistance with Activities for Skills of Daily Living
    • Cognitive Impairment Assessments and Treatments
    • Licensed Psychiatrists and Internal Medicine Physician

     

Veterans – Lighthouse Recovery Program

The Lighthouse recovery program at Anchor Hospital caters to the needs of veterans, offering specialized behavioral health and substance use treatment services.

Services include inpatient and outpatient programming that focus on treating post-traumatic stress and other issues that can result from service. Our experienced staff is sensitive to the needs of veterans and some have a military background. 

Individualized treatment plans can include:

    • Psychiatric Program – Provides evaluation and treatment to individuals in crisis
    • Dual Diagnosis Program – Treats co-occurring psychiatric and substance use issues simultaneously
    • Substance Use Program

    – 12 Steps and principles of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous
    – Medically supervised detoxification
    – Rehabilitation services

    • Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET)
    • Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
    • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

    – Group Family Therapy
    – Expressive Therapies

    • Trauma-informed treatment groups
    • Suicide prevention strategies

Anchor Hospital offers comprehensive treatment of psychiatric and addictive disease illnesses for adults.  Anchor’s acute inpatient services program operates 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Adult services include: Adult Psychiatric, Adult Addictive Disease, and Adult Dual Diagnosis.

Addictive Disease Services

Anchor Hospital’s Chemical Dependency Program treats patients ages 18 or older with a primary diagnosis of addictive disease.  Treatment is based on the 12 Steps and Principles of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous.

    • Medically-supervised detoxification
    • Rehabilitation services

Our program includes:

    • 12-Step Recovery Lectures
    • Relapse Prevention
    • Step Work Preparation
    • Psychotherapy, Coping Skills, Spirituality, and Dual Diagnosis Groups
    • Physician Lectures on Addiction
    • Expressive Therapy
    • 24-hour Nursing and Physician Care
    • Daily NA/AA Meetings
    • Family Sessions
    • Mirror Image Program

The following therapeutic themes are addressed concurrently with addiction issues:

    • Grief/Loss
    • Shame
    • Trauma/Abuse History

     

Dual Diagnosis Services

Co-occurring psychiatric and chemical dependency issues will be treated simultaneously while in the inpatient program.  Based on an integrated assessment treatment is tailored to suit the individual patient.  Patients at Anchor will have the opportunity to participate in programming that addresses both psychiatric and chemical dependency symptoms.

Treatment is administered by a multi-disciplinary team of mental health professionals.  Active family involvement in treatment is a critical component for the treatment plan.  Team members may include:

    • Nurses
    • Social Workers
    • Expressive Therapists
    • Program Specialists
    • Substance Abuse Counselors
    • Psychologists

     

The treatment plan focuses on attainable short and long term goals established with the input of the patient’s family and referring professional, if appropriate. Active family involvement in treatment is a critical component as the patient’s recovery is often correlated to healthy family interaction.

Dr. Shailesh Patel – Board Certified in Psychiatry

Visitation

Call Anchor Hospital for Visiting Hours. (678) 251-3200

    • Children under the age of 12 are not permitted to visit on the unit.
    • Please check with the physician or charge nurse for visiting restrictions.
    • If any visitors are former patients of the hospital, permission of the treatment team must be obtained prior to visiting.
    • Patients are not permitted to have visitors in their rooms or in outside areas.
    • For adolescents, only parents and immediate family are eligible for visitation.
    • Visitors must have patient identification number to visit with patients
    • Please do not bring the following items into the facility: cell phones, camera cell phones, purses, lighters, packages, food/drink items
    • Packages for patients may be left at the reception desk and will be given to the patient after visitation hours.

Outpatient Services

Program Continuum

Adult Outpatient Services provide comprehensive treatment for patients experiencing problems with psychiatric and addiction disorders. Programming is adjusted to meet the needs of the patient population through group sessions and family sessions. Each patient will have an individualized treatment plan to meet each patient’s needs and address patient goals.

    • Partial Hospitalization Program
    • Intensive Outpatient Program
    • Recovery Residence Lodging

     

Treatment Components

Treatment is administered by a multi-disciplinary team of mental health professionals. The Partial Hospitalization Program is led by mental health professionals as well as a psychiatrist or addictionologist.

The Intensive Outpatient Program is led by a licensed therapist. Active family involvement in treatment is a critical component for the treatment plan.

Team members may include:

    • Professional Counselors
    • Addiction Counselors
    • Social Workers
    • Expressive Therapist

Anchor Added Values

For Patients in Need of our Services:

    • 24/7 Free Assessments
    • Direct Admits
    • Emergency Receiving Facility

For Professionals in Need of our Services:

    • Professional CEU’s
    • Programming for impaired professionals and EAP programs

     

Partial Hospitalization Program

The Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) serves adolescents, adults and seniors experiencing a behavioral or chemical dependency crisis who require stabilization without the intensity of full inpatient hospitalization.

    • Adult 7 day a week programming, 8:45 am – 3:00 pm weekdays, 8:30 am – 1:00 pm weekends
    • Recovery Residence Lodging Available
    • Chemical Dependency, Psychiatric, Dual Diagnosis
    • Step down from inpatient or direct admit
    • Psychiatrists and Addictionologists

    The Adult Partial Hospitalization Program is offered at our Outpatient Campus located at 83 Upper Riverdale Road, Suite 300, Riverdale, GA 30271. Please call (678) 284-5620 for more information.

    The Child/Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program is offered at our Crescent Pines Hospital located at 1000 Eagles Landing Parkway, Stockbridge, GA 30281. Please call (770) 474-8888 for more information.

The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) serves children, adolescents, adults and seniors in need of structured therapy that allows the patient to maintain a work-life balance. Flexible programming hours allow the patient to schedule 3-5 days per week that are most appropriate to meet their needs.

    • Adult daytime programming offered 7 days a week, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
    • Adult evening programming offered Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    • Child/Adolescent daytime programming offered weekdays, 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
    • Chemical Dependency, Psychiatric, Dual Diagnosis
    • Step down from inpatient or direct admit

The Adult Intensive Outpatient Program is offered at our Outpatient Campus located at 83 Upper Riverdale Road, Suite 300, Riverdale, GA 30271. Please call (678) 284-5620 for more information.

The Child/Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program is offered at our Crescent Pines Hospital located at 1000 Eagles Landing Parkway, Stockbridge, GA 30281. Please call (770) 474-8888 for more information.

Telemedicine Program

Anchor uses interactive technology to assess and diagnose patients who, due to distance, are not able to access quality behavioral health services. This technology allows the patient, provider and assessment counselor to work together to achieve the best outcome for the patient.

Currently, Anchor is conducting telemedicine assessments and consults with hospital emergency rooms, nursing homes, and mental health clinics. Anchor’s ability to reach out to rural areas and assist community hospitals in these economically hard times is a vital element for the future of behavioral health in Georgia.