About VA Mental Health – Mental Health – In MBC, the Veteran and their health care provider use information provided by the Veteran to improve mental health care and ensure it is individualized to the Veteran’s specific needs and goals. MBC helps Veterans take an active role in their care. VA is working to ensure MBC is part of the care in all its Mental Health programs.
INPATIENT PSYCHIATRIC hospitalization director: elsa zayas, M.D. The Mental Health and Behavioral Science Service of West Palm Beach VA Medical Center includes an acute care inpatient ward, fully staffed with two psychiatrists, two physician assistants, two social workers, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, technicians, dietary specialists and administrative personnel.
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The Psychiatric ER (PER) is the only VA Medical Center in the North East to have a separate unit devoted to treating psychiatric emergency. The PER provides emergency/urgent walk-in evaluation, medication assessment and management, crisis intervention, referrals, and crisis phone services available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for Veterans in behavioral and emotional distress.
The medical center currently operates a psychiatry unit, located on Unit 59A for Veterans with acute psychiatric needs. Health care professionals offer symptom stabilization through evidence-based treatment and medication therapy.
The mission of Acute Psychiatric Services is to provide services to Veterans with emergent mental health needs, utilizing the core values of Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect, and Excellence – ICARE.