West Springs Hospital Admissions

Admission is available 24/7/365. Physician-to-physician referrals are available. Individuals may be admitted on either a voluntary or involuntary basis. Involuntary admissions typically occur when one is a danger to self or others, or when one becomes gravely disabled and unable to execute the normal activities of daily life.

If you are interested in more information regarding involuntary admissions, please refer to Involuntary Commitments & Psychiatric Hospitals: What does this mean to You and Your Loved Ones?

At West Springs Hospital we treat patients with a variety of mental health conditions and concerns, including the following:

  • Suicidal feelings/thoughts/attempts/threats and/or risks of self-harm
  • Homicidal intentions, threats or violent acts
  • Psychotic symptoms including auditory, tactile or visual hallucinations
  • Being ‘gravely disabled’ & unable to make decisions to keep oneself safe due to altered mental status
  • Depression that negatively affects daily functioning
  • Paranoia that negatively affects daily functioning
  • Feelings of extreme anxiety or panic
  • ‘Manic’ behaviors and  symptoms
  • Delusional thinking that puts oneself or others at risk
  • Return of symptoms due to discontinuing psychiatric medications

Preparing for Admission to West Springs Hospital

If you or a loved one is preparing for admission consider these suggestions:

  • Please bring up to three (3) complete changes of clothing, including socks, bedtime clothing, underwear, seasonal outerwear and shoes, including gym shoes for recreation time.  Please note underwire bras are not permitted.
  • Bring personal care items such as hair brush/comb, toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, notebook, stamps, paperback books, special pillow or blanket.
  • Please DO NOT bring belts, shoelaces, clothing with drawstrings, cell phones, digital and electronic devices including music players, hardback books, jewelry, cash or anything of value.

Please check out our Family Guide for more helpful information for prospective patients and their families.  (link here)