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Behavioral Health FAQs
Behavioral Health is a broad term for behavioral health disorders such as, but not limited to, eating disorders, gambling addiction, alcohol and drug addiction (chemical dependency), sexual addiction, psychiatric (mental health), etc. 

Does the Behavioral Health department provide services for all disorders?
Shepherd Hill, a department of Licking Memorial Hospital, specializes in treating two diseases: Psychiatric Disorders and Chemical Dependency. 

What psychiatric services does Shepherd Hill provide and is there an age limit?
Both inpatient and outpatient services are provided. Adults, 18 years and older, may be admitted to the inpatient unit. Outpatient services are provided to adults.

How do I get admitted to the psychiatric inpatient unit?
Prior to admission potential patients are required to have a mental health assessment. If you are interested in more information about the Psychiatric Inpatient Unit or Detoxification, please call (220) 564-4888.

What outpatient services do you provide for mental health?
The LMHP Outpatient Psychiatric Service offers medication management and therapy. If you are interested in more information about the Outpatient Psychiatric Services, please call (220) 564-4873. 

What services does Behavioral Health provide for addiction to alcohol and/or drugs and what is the age requirement?
Shepherd Hill provides inpatient detoxification and outpatient treatment including residential services. Shepherd Hill treats adults, 18 years of age and older.

Does treatment for alcohol & drug addiction really work? 
Chemical dependence, or addiction, is a treatable disorder. Through treatment that is tailored to individual needs, patients can learn to control their condition and live normal, productive lives.  Like people with diabetes or heart disease, people in treatment for alcohol and drug addiction learn behavioral changes and often take medications as part of their treatment regimen.

For more information about Chemical Dependency treatment please call the admissions nurse at (220) 564-4877 or visit our Web site at