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Inpatient Admissions

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For patients experiencing a mental health crisis, expert care and attention are critical to getting back to your best self as quickly as possible. Our team provides inpatient behavioral health admissions as an option for patients who need this level of care and face immediate behavioral and mental health challenges.

Our inpatient facilities offer individualized treatment plans in a minimally-restrictive, therapeutic environment. We are dedicated to providing you with the comfort, safety and attention you need so you can get back to living your fullest life.

What Is Inpatient Admission?

Inpatient admission allows patients to focus on recovery at a facility where they can receive 24-hour care and support for behavioral and mental health challenges.

Our inpatient treatment options are for both adults and adolescents. During your stay with us, you’ll focus on recovery, managing your symptoms, overcoming any obstacles you may face and the next steps in integrating these skills into daily life.

Adult Inpatient Services

We offer patients a safe and comfortable environment for both mental health stabilization services and detoxification. With an average stay duration of 3-7 days, patients will receive a variety of supportive and effective therapies from licensed, master’s degree-level clinicians in addition to medical and psychiatric providers.

Treatment options at our inpatient facilities include:

Additionally, family members are encouraged to attend group therapy sessions on Saturdays and Sundays.

Adolescent Inpatient Services

For teens age 13-17 with psychiatric or addiction disorders, our adolescent inpatient services offer confidential and compassionate programs.

Inpatient treatment options include:

  • Learning methods for positive coping skills
  • Teaching dialectical behavioral therapy skills
  • Using positive encouragement for behavioral change
  • Group and family therapy sessions

Additionally, our staff provides support and preparations for patients and families to safely and smoothly transition to the next phase of treatment following discharge.

Where Can I Receive Inpatient Care?

Banner Health hospitals in Scottsdale, Sun City West, Glendale, Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona, offer inpatient behavioral and mental health services for adults and teens.

The Banner Behavioral Health Hospital located in Scottsdale, Arizona, has provided a nationally-recognized inpatient health care program for more than three decades. The hospital focuses on helping patients faced with psychiatric, behavioral health or chemical dependency challenges find treatment options that work.

Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix has a behavioral and mental health treatment program for adults. We provide both inpatient and outpatient services at this location and focus on patients and family members being active, involved and informed.

Discover more inpatient locations here.

Why Choose Banner Health for Inpatient Care

If you believe inpatient care may be right for you, you have taken the brave first step of taking control of your health and your care.

At Banner Health, we take a holistic, multi-dimensional approach to treatment. If you and your doctor decide inpatient treatment is right for you, our team is here to help you get the care you need and begin the journey to recovery.

Our inpatient facilities treat a wide range of behavioral and mental health conditions including:


Your behavioral and mental health treatment begins with a mental health admission assessment conducted by a mental health professional to determine if inpatient or outpatient services are best for your individualized care plan.

To receive a free assessment over the phone, call the Phoenix Valley Help Line at 480-448-7511. If you are in the Scottsdale, Arizona area, you can also receive a free, in-person assessment at the Banner Behavioral Health Hospital.

Learn more about what takes place at an assessment.

What to Expect

We’ve broken down exactly what you can expect during your stay with us, including information about the admission process, what you should bring and the services available. If you’re a parent of an adolescent who will be admitted or a family member of a loved one who is planning to stay, we also have information about visiting hours.

Learn more about what to expect here.

Following your stay, our expert team will provide you with comprehensive next steps so you can transition to focusing on your care in an outpatient setting.

Learn more about our outpatient services.


It’s normal to have a lot of questions as you or a loved one prepared for inpatient admission. We want to ease your mind as much as possible by providing as much information as possible.

Find the answers to our frequently asked questions.

At Banner Health, we understand that the initial steps in taking control of your care can seem daunting. We’re here with you every step of the way to empower you with the skills and treatment you need to live your happiest life. There is care and hope waiting for you at our mental and behavioral health facilities.