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About Our Patients

You may come to us one of two ways:

  1. Through Mount Nittany Medical Center’s Emergency Department (ED)
  2. As a transfer from another inpatient setting

If you are admitted to our care, you will first go through the ED for a physical health assessment before being admitted.

What to Expect

Your safety and wellbeing is our top priority. We want to help dispel as much anxiety as possible. Once medically cleared to enter, you’ll receive an assessment to determine the level of treatment you require that would be most appropriate.

Once you are admitted, you will then meet with psychiatric providers and members of our interdisciplinary team to determine how we can meet your needs and set goals to help you return safely to the community. Treatment activities and groups are scheduled throughout the day and we encourage all patients to participate.

What to Bring

Bring a minimum number of personal items, including the following:

  • A comprehensive list of all medications
  • Assistive devices such as glasses, contacts, hearing aids, a walker or a cane
  • Pajamas
  • Preferred personal care items
  • Slip-on shoes without laces
  • Two or three sets of clothing (free laundry services are available)

What Not to Bring

You are strongly encouraged not to bring money or valuables. The following items are prohibited:

  • Weapons of any type
  • Illegal drugs or drug paraphernalia
  • Tobacco or vaping devices
  • Alcohol
  • Belts or clothing with strings
  • Cameras and camcorders
  • CD players, MP3 players and audio recorders
  • Cell phones
  • Computers
  • Corded appliances
  • Glass
  • Hooded sweatshirts
  • Jewelry
  • No electronic devices
  • Outside food or beverages
  • Products containing alcohol
  • Sharp objects
  • Televisions