Mesa, Arizona’s Preferred Adult Inpatient Program for Behavioral Health

Opening May 2024

Agave Ridge Behavioral Hospital, located in Mesa, Arizona, offers clinically excellent inpatient programming for adults age 18 and older and senior adults age 55 and older who are struggling with mental health concerns and addictions. We provide stabilization services for those who are experiencing crisis-level symptoms so that they can return home or step down to a lower level of care. Our goal is to offer accessible and effective behavioral healthcare that helps our patients live happier, healthier lives.  

Learn About Our Adult Inpatient Programming in Mesa, Arizona

Adult inpatient programming at Agave Ridge Behavioral Hospital is designed to be a short-term care option for those who need immediate attention. The typical length of stay in our adult inpatient program is five to 13 days, though the actual length of time someone spends participating in programming varies based on their progress. 

Patients who take part in our adult inpatient program can receive round-the-clock supervision from our team of psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, licensed clinical social workers, behavioral health specialists, licensed professional counselors, recreational therapists, and dietitians.  

We provide services that can help patients stabilize so that they can return to their communities or step down to a less restrictive program. In our adult inpatient program, our approach to care involves addressing the mental, physical, social, and emotional aspects of mental health and addiction concerns because we believe that comprehensive care can lead to life-changing improvements. 

Our hospital serves those who have the following mental health concerns:  

  • Anxiety  
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)   
  • Personality disorders 
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) 
  • Bipolar disorder   
  • Depression 
  • Psychosis    
  • Schizoaffective disorder   
  • Schizophrenia   
  • Self-harm   
  • Suicidal ideation   

Additionally, we provide care for those who are struggling with addictions to substances, including: 

  • Prescription painkillers 
  • Heroin 
  • Fentanyl 
  • Alcohol 
  • Methamphetamines 
  • Benzodiazepines 

In our senior adult unit, we offer behavioral healthcare for adults age 55 and older that addresses age-specific concerns, such as: 

  • Cognitive health problems 
  • Grief and bereavement 
  • Social isolation 
  • Caregiver stress 
  • Memory-related problems 
  • Adjustment to life changes 

If you think that you or a loved one may benefit from participating in inpatient programming at our hospital, please reach out to our team. Our staff is available 24/7 to answer any questions you may have about our services. 

Who Can Benefit from Participating in Our Adult Inpatient Program?

Participating in inpatient programming can help patients form a foundation for healing that enables them to live happier, more fulfilling lives. At our state-of-the-art facility, we provide a safe and comfortable environment where patients who are experiencing symptoms of mental health and addiction concerns can receive the supervision and support they need to stabilize. If you meet any of the following criteria, you may benefit from taking part in our adult inpatient program: 

  • You are a danger to yourself or others. 
  • You have received traditional outpatient services in the past, but you feel that you need more structure and attention. 
  • You are struggling with mental health concerns and addictions that are negatively affecting your job performance, personal relationships, or self-esteem. 
  • You need assistance from professionals who specialize in treating behavioral health concerns. 
  • You need detoxification services. 

If you or a loved one meets any of these criteria, please reach out to our admissions team today. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to answer your questions and help you determine whether our adult inpatient program is a good fit for you. 

Agave Ridge Behavioral Hospital Adult Inpatient Programming Overview

Every person who participates in programming at our hospital receives care from a knowledgeable team of professionals. We get to know each of our patients so that we can understand their needs, and we monitor their progress throughout their time with us. Before taking part in our inpatient program, each person completes a thorough evaluation that allows us to learn more about their medical history, current symptoms, substance use, and therapeutic goals. Based on the information we gather during the evaluation, our team creates a personalized care plan for each patient.  

In our adult inpatient program, a person’s care plan may include:  

  • Basic medical care: Our team of physicians and registered nurses provides medical care for patients who have minor medical needs. 
  • Medication management services: For patients who take medications as part of their care plans, we offer medication management services. These services can include daily meetings with a psychiatrist and support from our nursing team. 
  • Detoxification services: For patients who arrive at our facility with harmful substances in their systems, we offer a detoxification program that typically lasts between seven and 10 days. In our detox program, our addictionologists, physicians, and nurses ensure each patient’s comfort and safety as they go through the withdrawal process. 
  • Group therapy: Group therapy is a core component of our inpatient program. In group therapy sessions, patients can meet and support each other and learn skills that can help them heal. On average, patients attend four daily group sessions. Patients may discuss a variety of topics in these sessions, including relapse prevention, goal setting, and coping strategies.  

At our hospital, our counselors use many different modalities during therapy sessions, including:  

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT): Cognitive behavioral therapy helps patients identify and alter thought processes that may be keeping them from healing. Through CBT, patients can reframe and redirect their negative thoughts, which can help them heal. 
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT): DBT can help patients change behavioral patterns that may be affecting their well-being.  
  • Psychoeducation: Psychoeducation sessions give patients the opportunity to learn more about mental health concerns, medications, and coping strategies.   

Features of Our Adult Inpatient Program

Agave Ridge Behavioral Hospital is conveniently located a short drive from many major Arizona cities, including Phoenix and Tempe. Our facility provides a safe and welcoming environment where patients can focus on improving their mental health and well-being. 

Features of our adult inpatient program include:  

  • A streamlined admissions process: We provide a straightforward admissions process so that we can connect patients with the care they need as quickly as possible.  
  • Thorough evaluations: Every patient who participates in inpatient programming at our hospital completes an in-depth evaluation that gives us insight into their background, symptoms, and therapeutic needs.  
  • Continual supervision: We provide ongoing monitoring to ensure our patients’ safety and comfort. 
  • A supportive community: In inpatient programming, patients have the chance to meet each other and share their experiences. The social networks patients build during their time in our programming can be an invaluable part of the healing process.  
  • A team of specialists: Our multidisciplinary professionals specialize in delivering therapies and services that can help adults who are struggling with mental health concerns and addictions. 
  • Outdoor spaces: Each of our units features an outdoor area for patients to enjoy. 
  • Structured care: Patients follow an organized schedule of care designed to help them heal.  
  • Aftercare planning: Before a patient leaves our hospital, we create a thorough aftercare plan for them. This plan can include referrals to outpatient services or recommendations for community resources that can promote their continued success after they leave our facility.  

We collaborate with each patient throughout their stay with us and continually monitor their progress so that we can adjust their care plan if needed. We know that healing from behavioral health concerns can take courage and determination, and we want to help our patients by providing the support they need to do so. 

Admissions Process

At Agave Ridge Behavioral Hospital, we are committed to providing accessible, effective behavioral healthcare for our community. We have designed a streamlined admissions process to connect people with the care they need without delay. If you believe that you could benefit from participating in our inpatient programming, you can follow these simple steps to be admitted to our hospital: 

  • Call our admissions team and complete an initial screening to determine whether our programming may be able to meet your needs. 
  • Fill out all necessary intake paperwork upon arrival at our hospital. 
  • Complete a thorough evaluation that helps our team understand your background, symptoms, and therapeutic goals. Based on the information we gather in the evaluation, our team can determine whether our programming can meet your needs. 

If you have questions about our programming or would like to begin the admissions process, please contact our team today. Our admissions coordinators are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to help you complete a free screening. We look forward to connecting you with the life-changing behavioral healthcare you need and deserve.  

This content was written on behalf of and reviewed by the clinical staff at Agave Ridge Behavioral Hospital.