Our Indiana Admissions Process

At Maple Heights Behavioral Health, we know how important it is to get timely treatment when you’re struggling with an addiction or behavioral health disorder. Our admissions team is committed to helping you access the treatment that’s right for you as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Admissions Criteria

Maple Heights Behavioral Health provides inpatient programming for people who are in crisis and need acute behavioral healthcare. While we make all admissions decisions on a case-by-case basis, in general, you must meet the following criteria to receive care with us: 

  • You are an adult age 18 and older or a senior age 55 and older. 
  • Your struggles with a behavioral health disorder or an addiction are severely disrupting your daily life. 
  • You need round-the-clock support to achieve emotional stabilization and better daily functioning. 
  • Your needs cannot be met at a lower level of care like a partial hospitalization program (PHP) or an intensive outpatient program (IOP). 

Our inpatient services support those who are struggling with behavioral health concerns such as: 

  • Anxiety 
  • Bipolar disorder 
  • Depression 
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) 
  • Psychosis 
  • Schizophrenia 
  • Self-injury 
  • Suicidal ideation 

Our inpatient programming also serves people who are struggling with addictions to substances like: 

  • Alcohol 
  • Benzodiazepines 

Please note that this does not fully represent our admissions criteria. If you think you might benefit from hospitalization at our facility in Fort Wayne, Indiana, please reach out to us to complete an intake assessment. 

Intake Assessment

Completing an intake assessment allows us to determine whether you may benefit from the programming we offer at Maple Heights Behavioral Health. Our admissions specialists are available anytime, day or night, so you can contact us at your convenience by either walking in or giving us a call. 

During the assessment process, a member of our admissions staff will ask you questions about your medical history, whether you’ve sought treatment in the past, and what concerns you’re currently struggling with. They’ll then pass this information on to a physician, who will identify the type and level of care that may best meet your needs. 

If we believe that Maple Heights is the right place for you, a physician will sign a consent to treatment, and a member of our admissions team will walk you through the rest of the admissions process.  

Completing an intake assessment is free and does not obligate you to take part in the programming at our Fort Wayne, Indiana, hospital. If we believe another facility or program might be a better fit, we will make an appropriate referral.

Admissions Assessment

When you arrive at Maple Heights Behavioral Health, you will receive an orientation on our inpatient programming and information on the unit you will be staying in. Throughout the first few days of your inpatient stay, you will also complete several additional assessments, which are integral to the individualized care that we provide each of our patients. Our assessments typically include: 

  • Initial assessment at admission 
  • Nursing assessment within eight hours of admission 
  • History and physical exam within 24 hours of admission 
  • Psychiatric evaluation within 24 hours of admission 
  • Psychosocial assessment within 72 hours of admission 
  • Activities assessment within 72 hours of admission 

These procedures can help our care team gain a detailed understanding of how we can best support you throughout your time at our hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana. We use the information we gather during the assessment process to custom-build your care plan, handpicking the therapies and services that we believe will offer you the best chance for success. 

At Maple Heights Behavioral Health, we know how overwhelming it can be to reach out for help when you’re suffering from an addiction or a behavioral health disorder. Our admissions team does its very best to make sure patients get the help they deserve.