Inpatient Services

Psychiatric Hospitalization

The Bowen Center opened its new, state-of-the-art adult inpatient hospital in October, 2016. The 22,850-square-foot, 16-bed facility is located at 9 Pequignot Drive in Pierceton and is staffed by skilled nurses and highly-trained technicians 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

 A licensed dietitian is also on-site to monitor patients dietary needs. The kitchen on the Inpatient Unit is fully equipped with the latest industrial strength equipment, and a pantry which allows the Inpatient Unit to maintain their food service schedule in case of an emergency.

Clients are seen daily by not only a staff psychiatrist, but also social workers and licensed nurses. Each patient receives a complete medical examination and all medications are prescribed by a medical doctor and administered by licensed nurses.  Referrals are made for follow-up treatment after discharge.

Other amenities offered by this beautiful new addition of the Inpatient Unit include the floor plan which uses a more modern approach to housing by designing a handful of residential pods that can accommodate different groups of patients. The facility also includes a large, open day room that takes advantage of plenty of natural light, and has a closed-off patio area.

The Inpatient Unit primarily serves an adult population. It is also one of the only facilities in the state to provide a Medicated Addiction Treatment (MAT) Program.

Information and Answers to Your Concerns and Questions: The information provided on this page is designed to answer questions and to address concerns individuals may have regarding the admission, treatment and discharge of clients on the Inpatient Unit. Our professionally trained staff consists of registered nurses, mental health technicians, an activity therapist,  psychiatrists, social workers and a director, all of whom work closely with Bowen Center's outpatient team of mental health professionals.

Admission: The process of admission to the Bowen Center's Inpatient Unit includes a nursing assessment, physical examination, psychiatric evaluation and social history. The information obtained will be used in developing a treatment plan for the client's stay. When it is necessary to admit a client against his or her will, a court order will be obtained. This is done in the best interest of the client and to protect him/her during a crisis. If it is determined during the admission process that the client is an elopement risk or in danger of harming himself or others, the physician may order the individual to wear hospital gowns as clients at risk are less likely to elope when in hospital gowns. (Personal clothing will be returned to the client when he/she is no longer at risk.)

Treatment: During this time, the staff will be working with the client to achieve the goals that have been identified on his/her individual treatment plans. The identified goals will be attained through various groups and one-to-one interventions with the activity therapist and nursing staff. These interventions will focus on helping clients develop more effective coping strategies, improve their self-concept, and encourage social interaction. During the course of treatment, it may also be necessary for the client to take medication. When medication is prescribed, the nursing staff will provide educational material explaining what the medication is for, how and when it should be taken and any side effects that may occur.

Questions or Concerns: The inpatient psychiatrist and nursing staff will be glad to help answer questions or concerns regarding medications, progress, treatment and discharge follow up. Your input is valuable and significant to the client's recovery process. Therefore, any information you have that may be beneficial in this process would be greatly appreciated.

Visitation: Our visiting hours are:

Monday–Friday: 6:00 pm–7:00 pm Saturday and Sunday: 1:00 pm –3:00 pm and 6:00 pm –7:00 pm

Director of In-Patient Unit, Rachael Clark.

In-patient staff phone: (574) 267-7169 or toll-free at 1-800-342-5653. 

Visitation is contingent on a client's condition.