Admissions

Mount Carmel Behavioral Health provides acute behavioral health services for adults over the age of 18 in Columbus, Ohio, and the surrounding communities. Our highly skilled staff is committed to compassionate care that builds upon the inherent strengths of our patients and their families.

Who We Serve

What is the criteria for admission into Mount Carmel Behavioral Health?

At Mount Carmel Behavioral Health, we are pleased to admit adults over the age of 18 into our acute behavioral health program. During their five- to seven-day stay, patients are able to stabilize and begin to heal from disorders such as:

  • Mood disorders like anxiety or depression
  • Psychotic disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Substance use disorders or eating disorders (only as secondary to a primary mental health disorder diagnosis)

The Admissions Process

How does a patient begin services at Mount Carmel Behavioral Health?

Because we are an acute care and crisis center, many of our patients are referred to us by local emergency rooms or other healthcare providers. However, all admissions are considered on a case-by-case basis to ensure that Mount Carmel Behavioral Health is able to meet each patient’s needs.

Referrals can be made by healthcare professionals, concerned family members, or even the prospective patient. You can begin the process 24/7 by calling our main telephone number and requesting to speak to a clinician in the admissions department. From there, an admissions counselor will ask for some preliminary information as part of an initial assessment.

Please note that while it is our goal to ensure that each prospective patient gets the care they need, we are unable to provide services for patients with the following behaviors or concerns:

  • Individuals experiencing a significant medical crisis who require acute medical intervention
  • Individuals who present with a high level of violence such that safety could be compromised for both staff and other patients

How to Prepare for Admission

What should a prospective patient bring with them to Mount Carmel Behavioral Health?

Upon speaking with our admissions staff, you’ll be given a thorough list of what items, medications, and information you’ll need to bring with you to our center. We want you to have a smooth and successful transition into our services, so we recommend bringing a medication list so that we can provide effective stabilization and medication management services.

Safety and security are always top priority at Mount Carmel Behavioral Health, so please leave valuables (such as money, credit cards, or jewelry) at home. Cell phones, drugs, and weapons are also banned from our facility.

Learn More

Get more information about starting the admissions process at Mount Carmel Behavioral Health

If you’d like to know more about starting the admissions process at Mount Carmel Behavioral Health, or if you need guidance in making a referral, please contact us at your earliest convenience. Our admissions counselors are always available to help you, a patient, or a loved one access our acute care services.

We Accept Most Forms of Insurance, Including:
All private payors, and ...
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare