Acute care for teen mental health in Idaho Falls, Idaho

Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center's (EIRMC) Adolescent Acute Care program provides intensive inpatient treatment for teenagers experiencing psychiatric emergencies or who need comprehensive psychiatric evaluation and treatment. Designed for patients between 13 and 17 years old, the program's therapeutic environment is comfortable, safe and friendly.

This program helps meet the acute-care psychiatric needs of adolescents who may be: dangerous to themselves or others, unable to provide for their own health or safety; behaviorally or emotionally dysfunctional requiring hospitalization; or who need diagnostic treatment services usually offered in an inpatient setting.

To learn more about our adolescent behavioral health services, please call (208) 227-2100.

Behavioral Health Center

Teen mental health services occur in our Behavioral Health Center (BHC), which accepts referrals any time, 24 hours a day, for teens experiencing a crisis or for other reasons requiring hospitalization. We have an assessment and referral team member on duty who assists any physicians, mental health professionals, family or individual who needs help.

Admissions to BHC are based on medical necessity and may require a specific assessment or screening. Our team assists in making the appropriate arrangements, including direct physical referrals.

Evaluation for admission includes a medical history, physical, psychiatric evaluation, psycho-social history, nursing assessment, educational assessment, recreation therapy assessment, case management screening and psychiatric testing, if necessary.

Teen mental illness treatment services

Treatment involves a variety of expert services, including:

  • Case management services
  • Educational groups
  • Experiential therapy
  • Individual, group and family therapy
  • Medication management
  • Recreation therapy

We help arrange appropriate services for a successful transition after discharge. Patients and their families learn skills to help create a healthy, nurturing environment to increase the odds of enjoying a satisfying, productive life.

Additionally, for young women experiencing mental illness, we offer specialized care at the Teton Peaks Treatment Center.