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Inpatient Services

Inpatient Treatment

Austin Lakes Hospital offers inpatient psychiatric care for adults ages 18 and older who are in need of 24-hour hospitalization. This inpatient program offers crisis intervention, psychiatric treatment and medication management in addition to grief work, developing coping skills, anxiety and depression education, cognitive therapy, spiritual care, stress management, problem-solving, communication, life transitions and health education.

Our hospital in Austin, Texas, offers inpatient treatment for depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and other mental health issues. We help develop personalized treatment and after-care plans to address a broad range of needs, with specific consideration given to each patient. Comprehensive assessment and treatment may include individual and group therapy, as well as family education.

For those adults who require the highest level of nursing care or crisis intervention, Austin Lakes Hospital also provides a Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU).

A licensed mental health professional will conduct a pre-admission screening for each patient. Please note that the diagnosis of need for inpatient admission in Texas can be determined only by a licensed physician. People can self-refer or their health care providers may recommend us for an assessment.

Inpatient care includes:

  • One call to access services – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • No-cost, on-site pre-assessments with appropriate referrals to community resources
  • 24-hour nursing service
  • Rapid stabilization and effective transitions to home and community
  • Timely intake and admissions process
  • Medication management and education
  • Each patient is assigned a psychiatrist and a masters-level clinician
  • Group therapy
  • Family therapy, as clinically indicated
  • Daily treatment planning meetings with a physician
  • Patient psychoeducation groups
  • Pet therapy
  • Recreational therapy
  • Multidisciplinary team approach
  • Nutritional consultations and counseling/education
  • Case management and discharge planning that actively engages the patient and family

Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

Designed for patients who require the highest level of inpatient care and crisis stabilization, our Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) provides short-term stabilization for patients who are experiencing an acute crisis. PICU is designed to offer patients 24-hour hospitalization in a secure, locked unit. Staffing is higher on this unit to help ensure that each patient has immediate access to care when they need it most.

Insurance Coverage

Medicare and other private insurers may provide reimbursement for our services. Austin Lakes Hospital is contracted for services with most major insurance companies. To speak with a financial counselor, please contact our admissions line at 512-544-5253.

We’re Here to Help

Talking with one of our mental health professionals could help answer your questions and identify how we may be able to help you or your loved one. We offer no-cost, confidential assessments 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 512-544-5253. If you are currently experiencing an emergency, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.