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Office of Mental Health

Rochester Psychiatric Center
Adult Services Unit

The Adult Services Unit (ASU) serves individuals aged 18 or over whose psychiatric illness requires either an intermediate term or longer length of stay on an inpatient setting.  These services are available to residents of Monroe, Livingston, Orleans, Genesee, Wyoming, and Wayne Counties.

The ASU is composed of five wards.  Each of these programs consists of a 30 bed co-ed ward.   Admission criteria include those adults, age 18 or older, who carry a psychiatric diagnosis and who have demonstrated that they are either dangerous to self or others, or unable to sufficiently care for themselves.  Referrals for admission primarily come from acute stay hospitals in Rochester and its surrounding counties.

The five wards are comprised of the following:

The Intermediate Treatment Programs (ITP) is the point of admission for most adult patients and typically treats patients for up to three months.  Admission criteria includes patients aged 18 and over, who carry a DSM-IV diagnosis and have not been successfully treated at an acute care mental health facility.  Patients are discharged when they can safely cope in a less restrictive setting.  The wards which comprise the ITP include: E3, F3, and G3.  The mission and program across these wards is standardized, although treatment is individualized according to the needs of each patient.  The ITP mission includes evaluation and stabilization of medications, assessment and empirically validated treatment of mental illness, including co-existing disorders such as mental illness and chemical dependency.  Treatment activities are offered days and evenings, seven days per week.   

The Criminal Procedure Law (CPL)/Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program  is on D3 and treats those patients with legally complex issues requiring longer lengths of stay as directed by the court/legal system and those patients whose illness and/or deficits require longer term psychiatric inpatient treatment.  Although the length of stay is typically longer than ninety days, every effort is made to discharge the patient as soon as s/he can safely cope in a less restrictive setting, or as allowed by the courts.  The mission of this program is to identify and improve the skills of recipients to better prepare individuals for life in the community, while at the same time attempting to reduce symptoms of the psychiatric illness while ensuring that each individual understands the legal ramifications of his/her past actions.  In addition to the skills teaching emphasis central to psychiatric rehabilitation, the team attempts to optimize medication regimens, consistent with the latest psychiatric research.

The PsychoGeriatric/Medically Compromised Program is on G1, where most of the geriatric patients and/or significantly medically compromised patients are treated.   The length of stay is typically longer than ninety days due to the complexity of the cases.  A wide range of programming is offered and tailored to the patient's need.   Community outings are offered, as well as supervised privileges for those unable to leave the unit unassisted.   Programming is available to enhance functioning and maintain as much independence as possible, such as Fall Prevention and Activities of Daily Living Groups.   Patients are discharged to a variety of settings including skilled nursing facilities, assisted living programs, community residences, with family, and independent apartments.

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For further information regarding any of these programs, please call (585) 241-1200.

Comments or questions about the information on this page can be directed to the Rochester Psychiatric Center Administration.