Norwood Health Center - Admissions Unit
Wood County Annex & Health Center
Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm M-F
Phone: (715) 384-2188
Fax: (715) 389-2266
Admissions is a licensed, acute care, specialty, psychiatric hospital, providing
24-hour structured inpatient treatment.
Our inpatient hospital unit offers voluntary and involuntary mental health assessment,
diagnosis, acute treatment and stabilization
for adults age 18 or older. Emergency care of adolescents 12-17 years old is only
available to Wood County contracted counties on a
non-voluntary basis. Additionally, for patients that are incapacitated related
to alcohol use and have become engaged with law enforcement
or for persons that have co-occurring illnesses, we provide limited acute detoxification
Treatment emphasis is on short term, intense, therapeutic intervention designed
to provide the person with rapid evaluation and stabilization.
Our unit specializes in the care of people in acute crisis with regard to mental
For individuals in need of acute mental health care, a 24/7 supportive environment
is essential to support their recovery.
Our goal is to provide people in very vulnerable states and most in need of help
with a team of highly trained professionals who can offer
counsel and support around the clock. This interdisciplinary team approach includes
psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social workers,
psychiatric technicians and occupational therapists who work individually with the
person and collaboratively as a team to create a treatment
plan specific to an individual’s needs. Collectively, we help guide people make
positive changes that will improve their quality of life and
help them return to their community.
Person Focused Care Patient-centered treatment
plans are developed to support short-term stays
that encourage wellness, emergency crisis stabilization and transitioning the person
as they return to their community.
A comprehensive mental health evaluation is completed during the patient’s hospitalization
that is individualized to each person.
Options for treatment Treatment plans are
personalized and services may include individual counseling,
neuropsychological testing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy,
occupational therapy, group therapy,
psycho-educational groups, medication management, and/or family counseling sessions.
Cooperative care with community agencies
We work hand-in-hand with Law Enforcement, Crisis Stabilization and
other referring sources (medical providers, local emergency rooms, outpatient mental
health providers and others) during assessment and treatment
of individuals needing emergency mental health care on both a voluntary and non-voluntary
basis. We also work collaboratively with community partners
such as CCCW, Family Care, CSP, CCS and individual outpatient provider services
to help support the person after stabilization and as they return to
Upon voluntary request of admission each potential patient will be triaged by a
nurse to determine if they are eligible for inpatient treatment.
If found not eligible for inpatient treatment, a referral will be made to appropriate
services. If admission to the unit is appropriate, patients
can expect to complete an intake assessment and physical exam, orientation to the
facility and short-term treatment.
For emergency mental health assistance in Wood County
please contact the Crisis Intervention Hotline
In Wisconsin Rapids and surrounding
areas: Call 715-421-2345
In Marshfield and surrounding areas: Call 715-384-5555