6 Spruce Inpatient Unit
6 Spruce is an 18 bed secure inpatient unit at Pennsylvania Hospital that provides comprehensive psychiatric treatment for adult patients with mood and anxiety disorders and geriatric patients 60 years and older with all types of psychiatric illnesses. The unit also specializes in treating patients whose psychiatric illnesses are complicated by active medical problems. The goal of treatment on 6 Spruce is to treat and stabilize patients and discharge them to appropriate outpatient care.
Multidisciplinary Treatment Team
A treatment team consisting of psychiatrists, resident physicians, nurses, social workers, occupational therapists and medical consultants cares for patients on 6 Spruce. The patients and their families are a part of the treatment team and have maximum input into their treatment plan. Patients meet daily with members of the team to discuss progress and goals of treatment.
Group Program and Treatment Modalities
The group program is designed to provide patients with education and skills that allow them to successfully manage their illness outside of the hospital environment. Some examples of groups offered are:
- Relaxation Group
- Medication Education Group
- Coping Skills Group
- Illness Education
Medication management and Electroconvulsive therapy treatments are also offered in addition to individual and group therapy.
For Patients and Families
All patients have private rooms and bathrooms on the newly renovated unit with ample space for activities, visiting and dining. Visiting hours are Monday through Friday 3p-7p and 12 n to 7p on weekends and holidays. A weekly Family Education Support Group is also offered to all family members.