Our Most Frequently Asked Questions

Adult & Gero-Psychiatric Programs

Can I receive visitors on the unit?

Yes. The visitation schedule is outlined in the Unit Procedures section of the patient handbook. We limit the number of visitors that you can receive at any time to two. As you will be in groups, activities and other types of therapy throughout the day, visitation is restricted to designated times. However, special arrangements for visitation outside the regular visitation schedule can be arranged when needed to accommodate for special circumstances.

Can I leave anytime I want to?

There are only two ways in which you can be held against your will should you decide to be discharged. Some patients are discharged as a result of a court order. In other instances, patients who are here in a voluntary basis may demand to be released. In these instances, the physician and treatment team can make a determination as the whether or not your discharge is in your best interest. If you wish to leave, and are not felt to be dangerous to yourself or others, you can likely be asked to sign out AMA (which means Against Medical Advice) with physician agreement. If the physician believes that you are a danger to yourself or others, he or she can order that you be held for 96 hours, by initiating the civil commitment process.

What happens to me after I leave the unit?

Before you leave River Park Hospital you will have an appointment to see someone for outpatient therapy regarding the problems that brought you to treatment. You will be asked to assist in the discharge planning process.

Child Abuse Reactive Program (Bridge)

What ages do you serve?

The Bridge Program serves boys and girls from ages 7 to 12.

How long is the program?

The program is six months to one year long.

Does referral have to be in the custody of the Department of Health & Human Resources (DHHR)?

Referral can be in parent’s custody or DHHR custody.

Adolescent Sex Offender Program (Roundtable)

What ages do you serve?

The Roundtable Program serves boys only, ages 12 to 17.

How long is the program?

The Roundtable Program is 12 months to 18 months long.

Does referral have to be in the custody of DHHR?

Referral can be in parent’s custody or DHHR custody.

Always Here to Help

River Park Hospital is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to address your questions and concerns. To schedule a no-cost assessment or for more information about our programs, please call 800-621-2673 today. In case of medical emergency, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

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