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Behavioral Health Behind Closed Doors

December 2018

MedStar Health is using fast-track design to help catalyze a new model of behavioral health, using the reduction of barriers, small house concepts and interior design strategies to create positive environments where patients are positively impacted. Renovations to the existing system facilities include:

  • Inpatient Units: Expanded units for both voluntary and involuntary patients, as well as an inpatient detoxification units. 
  • ED Crisis Units: Crisis intervention units designed for maximum patient and staff safety with compassionate and timely clinical care.
  • Day Programs: Partial hospitalization programs (PHP), as well as intensive outpatient programs (IOP) for patients are critical components.
  • OP Services: A complete range including psychotherapy and counseling; individual and group therapy; psychiatric evaluation and chronic disease management; integrated transitional services with the partial hospitalization program; community outreach program offerings; substance use disorder counseling and rehabilitation.