Psychiatry Service - Oklahoma City VA Health Care System
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Oklahoma City VA Health Care System

 

Psychiatry Service

The mission of Psychiatry Service is to provide excellent care for all eligible veterans, provide education for residents and medical students, and offer staff multiple opportunities for research.

Our treatment philosophy is a biopsychosocial model which is utilized throughout different psychiatric services addressing the mental health needs of patients. Examples of services include acute inpatient treatment, specialty programs of identified populations, as well as a wide array of outpatient services to promote aftercare at the hospital and in the outlying communities.

Psychiatry Inpatient Unit. (8 North Inpatient Unit) The Psychiatry Inpatient Unit of the Oklahoma City VA Medical Center is a 25-bed short-term psychiatric unit. The purpose of the unit is to admit eligible Veterans from the community who are in an acute psychiatric crisis, and to stabilize them as quickly as possible. The most frequent admission diagnoses include psychoses, substance abuse, depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and personality disorder. Most Veterans are admitted with suicidal/homicidal ideations or attempts, and some have been mandated for treatment by the courts. Treatment is offered in an interdisciplinary treatment team format with major treatment modalities including medical evaluation, medication stabilization, individual psychotherapy, various forms of group psychotherapy, and milieu therapy.

Psychiatry Consultation and Liaison, Inpatient. (Room 8A143) The Director of Psychiatry Consultation and Liaison (C&L), or appropriately privileged designee, provides psychiatric evaluations, diagnosis, and treatment recommendations for inpatients throughout the medical center. Consultation is a meeting between physicians to discuss the diagnosis or treatment of a case. Psychiatric consultation is indicated whenever another doctor asks for help with a patient. The Director, C&L or designee confers with the physicians, staff and others in regard to management of these patients to improve overall care. Consult requests must be entered in the Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS) by a provider and consultation is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.



Contact Info

Location

  • 921 NE 13th Street
    Oklahoma City, OK 73104
    8th Floor

Contact Number(s)

  • 405-456-3139

Hours of Operation

  • Inpatient Services are provided 24/7