Your treatment will be provided by a treatment team, who are a group of professionals and paraprofessionals that includes psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, registered nurses, social workers, mental health workers, and recreational specialists. They work collaboratively with you to integrate important aspects of your treatment. The treatment team will also coordinate your treatment with your outpatient treatment providers..
Family participation is an integral component of our multimodal treatment approach..
You should bring enough clothing to last for several days, but are cautioned not to bring too much. Socially appropriate clothing is expected to be worn at all times. You should bring:
To ensure a safe and substance-free environment, you and your belongings will be searched by staff upon admission and at the discretion of the staff. Items that should not be brought include:
* Hair dryers and disposable razors will be provided to adult patients by the hospital. Not permitted on child/adolescent units-not sure adult unit.
Link to Child Inpatient Schedules
Link to Adolescent Inpatient Schedules
Link to Adult Inpatient Schedules
Link to Child Partial Schedule
Link to Adolescent Partial Schedule
Link to Adult Partial Schedule
All approved visitors are welcome at Four Winds Hospital for visits with patients. Kindly check in at the nursing station prior to beginning your visit to obtain your visitor identification tag. For the comfort of our patients, we request that visits be limited to two persons for a maximum of two hours at a time unless alternate arrangements have been made in advance. Visitors are welcome during meal times and may join patients in the dining hall. Kindly pre-arrange all visits. Visitors are asked to pay for their own meals. Please refer to the individual unit schedule for a listing of visiting hours and meal times. Alternate visiting arrangements may be made with the therapist or nurse manager. Thank you for your cooperation.
Each patient has the right, within the law, to personal privacy and privacy of information. Patient
information is discreetly shared within the treatment team. Written consent is required prior to having
information shared with other individuals, including, schools and outside therapists, to hold the same level of confidentiality as is required by our staff, and not disclose information, stories or names to anyone
outside of the hospital.
Each child and adolescent attends school every day, during the school year, as part of their daily program. The Learning Center is an on-site school staffed with masters-level and special education teachers. The Learning Center has individualized, or small group instruction and is conducted in self-contained classrooms. The education team works closely with the home school district to make sure that each student gets credit for the schoolwork that is completed here. With written permission, regular contact with the in-home teacher, the home-district teacher, guidance counselor and school administrators ensures educational continuum.
Children in our inpatient program attend school for 100 minutes each day, from Monday through Friday, during the school year. Adolescents in our inpatient program attend school for 105 minutes each day, from Monday through Friday, during the school year.
Children in our outpatient program attend school for 90 minutes each day, from Monday through Friday, during the school year. Adolescents in our outpatient program attend school for 90 minutes each day, from Monday through Friday, during the school year. Students in grades 7-12 in our Adolescent Partial Hospital Alternative Education Program (AEP) attend school for a total of 195 minutes each day (Monday through Friday).
All groups, hallways, common areas and other designated areas are monitored with the camera equipment by staff in the nurses’ stations. These cameras are solely used for monitoring and safety purposes.
Although all meals and snacks are provided by the hospital, a family member is welcome to bring additional items for use by you and them during their visit. Since other patients may have food allergies or dietary restrictions, we ask that you bring food for your family member only and that you check with your family member’s therapist to see if there are any food restrictions of which you may not be aware.
Four Winds Hospital recognizes the value, worth and uniqueness of each individual, and is committed to providing considerate, respectful and effective treatment in response to each patient’s individual health-care needs.
For your convenience, the “Notice to Patients – General Statement of the Rights of Patients” is clearly posted on each unit.
Each patient at Four Winds Hospital has the right to: