Psychiatric Urgent Care Center Served Nearly 3,000 Patients in First Six Months of Operation
The Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services Psychiatric Urgent Care Center, which opened April 15, 2019, provided services for nearly 3,000 adults experiencing acute psychiatric symptoms in the center’s first six months of operation.
The center is the first of its kind in the region. Designed to provide same-day assessment and treatment for adults who cannot wait for routine outpatient intervention, the Psychiatric Urgent Care Center has seen patients from 52 of Michigan’s 83 counties, 13 other states and Canada. The largest number of patients came from Kent County at 1,389, with Ottawa and Allegan accounting for an additional 457.
Learn more about the Psychiatric Urgent Care Center.
Research at Pine Rest
Research offers the opportunity for our staff and patients to be involved in novel and innovative approaches to psychiatric care. By partnering with the biotechnology community, industry and academia-based research programs, Pine Rest demonstrates its dedication to advancing the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders.
Research shows that having a check-in appointment within seven days of discharge from an inpatient stay better supports a patient’s transition and prevents the need for readmission. However, some patients find it difficult to make it to this appointment. In 2018, Pine Rest started a pilot project with Priority Health to conduct the follow-up via Telehealth Services technology.
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