Belmont Behavioral Hospital has been serving the residents of greater Philadelphia for over 75 years. Its main campus on Monument Road provides a short-term sub-acute inpatient program for the treatment of co-occurring disorders. Clients must have a primary mental health diagnosis and can be treated for substance abuse as a secondary diagnosis. Belmont is equipped to treat severe mental health disorders such as bipolar and schizo-affective disorder, as well as mood and eating disorders.
Belmont Behavioral Hospital also offers outpatient treatment at the Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) and standard outpatient levels of care. Its outpatient programs have dedicated tracks for older adults and those who are treatment-resistant.
Accommodations and Food
Belmont has 147 beds. The facility has semi-private rooms and lounge areas where residents can watch TV and play games. The modern building has a bright décor and manicured grounds with spots for reading and relaxing. If residents are not well enough to visit the cafeteria, standard American fare meals are brought to their room.
Treatment and Staff
Each clients is immediately assessed and treated for their mental health diagnosis, with most receiving comprehensive psychiatric medication management. A standard stay is 14 to 28 days. Once clients are able to socialize, they’re encouraged to attend daily group therapy, which includes cognitive processing and psychoeducation groups. Groups may explore the disease concept of addiction and using CBT skills to handle triggers. Clients are also encouraged to attend 12-step meetings, which are held on-site twice a week.
The comprehensive treatment team at Belmont includes, psychiatrists, nurses, MHCs, CADCs and experiential therapists.
Visiting hours are scheduled three times a week, the exact days depending on the client’s location in the facility. For aftercare, many clients continue treatment with Belmont in its PHP or IOP programs.
Belmont hosts a monthly Staying Connected meeting for alumni to re-engage in their treatment community and learn self-care. It also hosts a monthly family education group with topics such as setting boundaries and facilitating recovery.
Belmont Behavioral Hospital has developed its co-occurring disorders inpatient program over several decades. Clients are provided with group therapy and 12-step meetings while they stabilize their psychiatric health. Belmont’s treatment team is experienced in healing even the most severe mental health and substance abuse diagnoses and helping clients make effective aftercare plans for their next steps in recovery.
Philadelphia, PA 19131
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