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Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve compiled the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions. Please reach out to us for more information any time, day or night.

Cell phones are not permitted on the units; however, if you arrive with your cell phone we will secure it in a safe place until your discharge. You may use the facility phones to contact your family during your stay.

You will likely have a roommate. If you have difficulties with your roommate, please discuss that with your staff so it can be reviewed.

There are specified times when patients may go outside in the courtyards.

Your family is welcome to come visit with you and you will be provided with a visitation schedule upon admission. In addition, alternate visitation times can be arranged if needed.

Any restrictions imposed are developed to ensure the comfort and safety of all who choose to seek wellness here. The units are secured separately from one another and the facility as a whole is kept secure. Limits that are placed, such as visiting times or cell phone use, help ensure the privacy of others and allow you to focus on treatment, making your time with us as productive and focused as possible.

Your length of stay will be dependent upon your progress in treatment and will be a decision by you and your treatment team.

Please inform staff upon admission of any dietary restrictions so that the dietary staff in our cafeteria can be informed.

Safety of our patients and staff is our number one priority here at Clarion Psychiatric Center, and we will do everything we can to help ensure that.

Smoking is permitted in the courtyard areas for patients age 18 and over who are receiving treatment on an adult unit. Designated smoking times are posted on each adult unit.

Medications will be reviewed by your treating physicians, to include your psychiatrist and medical doctor. They will work with you to decide what is necessary.

Upon admission, you will identify your goals for treatment. All of your activities and therapy will be centered on wellness and recovery, but addresses your own identified issues.

You will see a psychiatrist within 24 hours of admission.

You will be permitted to keep certain belongings with you. Other belongings will be kept secure until your discharge.

You may bring one book with you back on the unit. These will be reviewed by your treatment team to determine whether they are appropriate.

Music can be provided on an as-needed basis on the unit. If there is a need for internet usage, please discuss this with your social worker.

Treatment groups which include social work, nursing, art, movement and music will be a big part of your treatment and we encourage you to attend as often as you can.

While we understand that a number of people have a co-occurring disorder, our primary focus is treating your mental health needs. Our social work staff will work closely with you during your stay to help ensure a more specific drug and alcohol treatment plan upon your discharge.

Visiting Hours and Guidelines

Guidelines for Patients and Visitors

Adult Unit Information: Telephone Calls

Outgoing calls can be made daily from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. via the patient phones when patients are not in group therapy. Phone usage is not restricted in case of an emergency.

Visiting Hours, D Wing (Ext. 400)

Monday 6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

Saturday 2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Visiting Hours, F Wing (Ext. 600)

Tuesday 6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

Sunday 2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Visiting Hours, G Wing (Ext. 700)

Thursday 6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

Saturday 2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Family Education Group is held on Tuesday and Thursday from 5:45 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.

The Family Support Group will be canceled in May.

  • Two visitors at one time per patient
  • Children under the age of 14 may not visit during regular visiting hours and must have adult supervision while in the lobby.

Child and Adolescent Unit: Telephone Calls

Outgoing calls can be made Monday–Friday 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Phone usage is not restricted in case of an emergency.

Visiting Hours, C Wing (Ext. 300)

Wednesday 6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Family Education Group is held on Wednesday from 5:45 p.m.–6:15 p.m.

The Family Support Group will be canceled in May.

  • Two visitors at one time per patient
  • Visiting is limited to immediate family only (parents/guardians, siblings ages 10 and older and grandparents). Any other visitor requests can be made through a Special Visit Request. These are reviewed the next morning by the treatment team.
  • Children under the age of 10 may not visit during regular visiting hours and must have adult supervision while in the lobby.

Holiday Visiting Schedule: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, Easter Sunday

Please contact the Nurses Station for specific times and details.

General Guidelines

  • Visiting may be limited in the patient’s best interest.
  • Disruptive visitors may be asked to leave at the discretion of the staff.
  • If it is not possible for your family member/visitor to visit during visiting hours, other arrangements can be made. Please request a special visit, which will be reviewed the next morning by your treatment team.
  • All visitors must sign in on the Visitor Log, located at the front desk, and sign out when leaving.
  • Visitors may not smoke in the facility’s courtyards. Outside food and drink are not permitted during visiting.
  • Medication or other substances are not permitted.
  • We do not permit electronic items of any kind.
  • Visitors must leave their coats in the lobby.
  • Handbags/purses or other packages should not be brought to your visit.
  • Visitors should lock valuables in their vehicles. Small lockers are also available. Clarion Psychiatric Center is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

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Action Alliance Partnership

The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance), a public-private partnership, has partnered with Clarion Psychiatric Center to strengthen the country’s clinical capacity to provide innovative suicide prevention and care. The partnership significantly advances one of the central priorities of the Action Alliance—to transform health systems and reduce suicides—and marks Clarion Psychiatric Center’s commitment to be at the leading edge of the transformation.

As a proud supporter of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, Clarion Psychiatric Center provides education and resources to the communities we serve.

Get Help Today

Clarion Psychiatric Center is here to take your calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call us at 800-253-4906 for a no-cost, confidential assessment. If you need immediate medical assistance, dial 911 or seek the nearest emergency room.