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    Mental Health: Finding the Help You Need

    When your life spins out of control, asking for help is a sign of strength, not weakness.

    What You Need to Know About Mental Illness

    Understanding that mental illness isn’t a weakness or character defect helps people seek help and proper treatment.

    When to Seek Help for Your Mental Health

    If you have any of the symptoms of mental illness, call your health care provider or a mental health professional.

    Substance Abuse / Chemical Dependency

    Substance abuse, a medical brain disorder, refers to the abuse of illegal or legal substances. Alcohol is the most common legal drug of abuse.


    People with depression cannot merely "pull themselves together" and get better. Appropriate treatment, however, can help most people who suffer from depression.


    A phobia is an uncontrollable, irrational, and persistent fear of a specific object, situation, or activity. One extreme response to the source of a phobia can be a panic attack.


    Davis Regional Medical Center largely evaluates each case on an individual basis. Below is a general guideline.

    Common inpatient admissions criteria:

    • The individual must be 18 or older.
    • The individual must have DSM IV diagnosis and the Axis I diagnosis must have the intensity and severity to require 24 hour inpatient care.
    • The individual’s safety or the safety of others is at imminent risk.

    Possible exclusionary criteria:

    • Individuals with no known Axis I diagnosis, a primary Axis II disorder or a primary Axis I substance abuse and/or dependency disorder. (A substance abuse and/or dependency disorder alone is not an acceptable diagnosis for admission to our program. There must be an accompanying Axis I behavioral, mood or thought disorder that justifies behavioral health inpatient admission.)
    • Individuals with life threatening acute medical/surgical illnesses or terminal diseases without a treatable psychiatric disorder.
    • Individuals with substantiated diagnosis of dementia with no acute behavioral changes or no known psychiatric disorder, and no expectation for a positive response to treatment.
    • Individuals who seek readmission but are deemed to be inappropriate for the program because they have received maximum benefit during previous hospitalization, or they have refused to participate or follow through in the treatment program recommendations.
    • Individuals who cannot participate in the treatment program due to physical limitations or medical/surgical procedures.
    • Individuals with mental retardation without an accompanying Axis I behavioral, mood or thought disorder that justifies behavioral health inpatient admission.
    • Individuals currently residing in correctional institutions.

    What to bring:

    • Two to three sets of clothes, undergarments, pajamas & a pair of comfortable shoes.
    • Hearing aides, reading glasses, dentures, etc.
    • Applicable insurance/prescription card(s).
    • Please label all items with the patient's name.

    Please do not bring:

    • Jewelry or other valuables
    • Snacks, drinks, alcohol or drugs
    • Electronics (computers, cell phones, CD players, radios, etc.)
    • Credit cards or large amounts of cash

    Visiting policy

    With patient consent, Davis Regional Medical Center welcomes family and friends over the age of 14 to visit. A maximum of two people can visit a patient at a time. Visiting hours are Mondays through Fridays from 7 to 8 p.m.; Saturdays, Sundays and major holidays from 1 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.

    Physician Referral

    All referrals for admission evaluation are initiated by contacting our Admissions staff at (704) 838-7567.

    Admissions staff will collect all information necessary for the on-call psychiatrist to make an admission determination.

    Patients must be 18 or older. Patients must be 65 or older for our Older Adult Wing. Age exceptions can be made if a patient’s functional level may benefit from an older adult setting.

    Patient must either sign a voluntary admission ‘201’, or a POA must sign for the patient. Otherwise, an involuntary admission ‘302’ must have been secured.

    The admitting diagnosis must be a DSM-IV psychiatric disorder of a sufficient severity to warrant inpatient hospitalization. (As a guide, the GAF must be <31.) Specifically excluded as a primary admitting diagnosis are dementia, delirium and addictions.

    Direct admission referrals (from physicians only) are preferred between 8am and noon. We will need:

    • A recent medical evaluation stating the patient is medically stable
    • Current lab work including CBC, CMP, U/A, B12, Folate, TSH, T4, T3 and EKG and a copy of the interpretation of any available EKG, EEG, CT, MRI, etc.
    • Current medication list Specialist consultations (especially psychiatric, if any).
    • A discharge plan or commitment to accept the patient’s return.
    Compassionate Care

    We provide compassionate, short term, inpatient behavior and medication stabilization for adults, age 18 and older. Davis Regional Medical Center’s Behavioral Health Services Team includes psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, social workers, Master's level therapists, counselors and recreation therapists.

    Contact Us
    Davis Regional Medical Center
    218 Old Mocksville Road Statesville, NC 28625
    (704) 873-0281